I don't know if the question itself was well worded, but the phenomenon of being afraid of men is real. I've always been hesitant of moving outside on my own at night.
It's still a double standard though. That bothers me. Armchair feminists shouldn't dish it out if they can't take it.I mean, there's a whole thing about privilege and power, too. Men have more power, therefore making jokes on them is punching up; whereas women have less power, so making jokes on them is punching down.
I agree some people are wound too tightly on it, of course, but there's degrees here.
If it helps you. A long time ago I returned to my place after a party being completely drunk. A woman some 20 years older than me (I.e. around 45 at the time) came out of a pub and asked me if I could accompany her down the street. She was about as drunk as I was, but I understood her concern. I lived in a borough of my city infamous at the time for immigrants and poor people not exactly respectful of women and their right to say "no". I guess she trusted me because I was obviously German, obviously not interested in a woman her age and if I may say so, quite handsome and wearing a shining armour (joke.). I did accompany her until I had to go to my street. I never saw her again. My point: More men are aware of this than you'd think, but you have good reasons to mistrust them - and a man truly aware of your fears will understand you.Now I don't know if I should reply, as I don't know if this is the right thread.
Interesting that it was a woman who responded to my post. What I wanted to say was that according to my experience, men don't always know women are afraid to walk alone late at night, and I've been made fun of when I didn't want to do that. I thought by mentioning this, I might increase knowledge on this phenomenon, so men might be more aware of this. May have been a mistake to post about this. If so, please ignore.
Assuming the post Saap put up ties in loosely with the #metoo movement, I think the intention of that originally was to highlight that despite living in civilised countries, where this behaviour is largely frowned upon, there's still a (small?) hardcore of people who think unacceptable behaviour, violence/sexual violence towards women, and oppression of women either doesn't go on at all, or downplays or condones it on some level. The fact that #metoo started in the US, where some scary wrath-of-God type moral opinions are celebrated in some quarters, and you hear examples of the law going easy on a rapist because he was the right sort of guy from a nice family who just messed up, has a lot to do with it.
Maybe this whole conversation should be moved to another thread, but I'd really like to know what could make a woman in a civilized country afraid of men as a whole.