16: Fear of Men   November 15th, 2019

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Simon: It seems like the fear of men is an inevitable consequence of all the autrocities men commit. I know a lot of people who are afraid of men because they've had traumatic experiences.
Lily: Yeah, and I know what it's like to have your fears shaped by trauma. But it's not inevitable for everyone else. It's cultural conditioning. The social justice movement challenges us to overcome our fear-based prejudices. It emphasizes that the actions of SOME people don't reflect on the group as a WHOLE. ...as long as it's a marginalized group, like Muslims. They COULD apply this value to privileged groups too, but whenever someone says ?not ALL men,? they protest. So there's no dominant narrative to STOP the fear of men from becoming a maladaptive, ingrained phobia.