Dear Aunty, I'm embroiled in quite vicious arguments with several friends over the "women's issues" front and centre in our media.
I find the attitude of many women quite off-putting and surely not helping anybody's cause.
I am aware that there are men who treat women abominably, but I am also aware that there are many good men in the world.
Whenever a discussion arises along these lines, and I try to explain that I believe we need to be more cautious with sweeping statements that taint all men as evil, I am howled down and seen as some sort of traitor to womankind.
I must admit the whole issue is causing grief within many of my friendships.
Should I just remain quiet and go along with the majority?
My husband says I should stick to my guns.
Unfortunately this issue is one I see and hear of quite frequently.
It seems the right to have any opposing opinion becomes cause for abuse and vilification.
I agree with your sentiment, there are good and bad in both sexes, but as the Boys say, this does not suit the current narrative.
In your case, I believe your husband is quite correct.
You will soon find out who your true friends are.
We should always be able to voice opinions with our friends and family without fear of ridicule.
That is not to say that people cannot disagree with your thoughts oropinions, but the ability to agree to disagree is one of maturity and respect.
Do whatever makes you comfortable, remembering we should never have to sell out to keep friendships.
Of course we are not all bad, but that doesn't suit the narrative of those on a crusade.