My kids say, "Mom hates men."
The marriage therapist, Dr. Richard Friedman, asks, "Do you have a problem with men?"
My answer: No.
I have a keen appreciation of the effects of men's control of human government and institutions over the past several millennia.
I have a radar that alerts me to patriarchal males on my horizon. That is, I notice statements and behaviors that indicate a man wants to control women or does not consider them his equal.
Finally, I have an inclination to speak and act on what I notice. With the authority of 61 years on the face of this earth, I am no longer intimidated by propriety.
"Life doesn't frighten me at all," as Maya Angelou says in her poem.