A male friend of mine told a feminist friend of mine he was interested in taking a feminist course.His reason was: “Maybe like Freud, I want to understand women better?” The response he got was: “Men shouldn’t really try to understand women, they should just generally comply.”
Indeed, the “woman question” wasn’t just some passive interest, more than it was a crude invasion of women’s freedom. He wouldn’t have enjoyed facing the prospect of “the white person question” so why should we repeat the mistake? Maybe as a male he owe it to just shut the hell up?
Surely, this may not be the view of all feminists. Some people might say it’s absurd. I expect an argument that anyone preventing you from seeking knowledge is stifling progress.
Still, my position is that the response was wise indeed. What do you think?