I was thinking about this the other day. Women earn less, get killed more, are objectified blah blah we all know the stats. They are real stats, the facts are that women have it worse. So why do men fear and hate them so much that they can't bear it pointed out? The "ball-breaking" language of the 70s continues in a different form. BUT WHY?
But when reality clearly tells grown up educated brain-functioning men that they have it better, why do they still hate women and think they are out to get them? There are so many, they can't all be unable to communicate or get any, surely?
I think lots of people can feel disempowered and when you feel disempowered and people start pointing out that you are actually privileged, it rubs people up the wrong way. I think that's where a lot of the current misogyny comes from - men who feel they are failing in some way then have to face the facts that they have actually already had lots of advantages and it doesn't fit with their internal story.
As for the misogyny of millennia, I think it's fear. Women fundamentally control the future of the human race. People should be afraid of that
My person opinion is that it comes from the idea that men can't know for sure that their children are their biological children. This might be linked to when property and inheritance rights started to become important, men started to care more about this. Don't know, perhaps it was important anyway to be confident in passing on one's genetic heritage...
Nevertheless, some men didn't trust women and so they wanted to control their behaviour to ensure that their children were their biological children. I think that all the socialisation of women as inferior beings stems from this need to control our sexuality. Over time this has become so much part of our culture and social interactions that we don't really notice it.
And no, before anyone says "but I don't think like that about women, you don't know me, you're horrid" I'm not talking about a conscious thought process, I am talking about unconscious socialisation and cultural evolution. Kay?
That "women get killed more" statement is entirely wrong. It only becomes true if you make it "women get killed by men far more often than the other way around". In fact I believe violent death for men is about 4 times more common than for women.
If I try to come up with a reason for male hatred of women, it's a twisted sexual desire. A man can't have sex with every woman he sees or thinks about, but he can hate them all. Sounds pretty bleak, doesn't it.
I could be wrong, but I would imagine that there are very few men who are self-identified haters of women. What you may think of their behaviour, compared to how they see themselves, is probably pretty different.