Let me start off by saying that I'm a woman, so apologies if that's against the rules of this subreddit. I'm very much a liberal feminist but that means that I'm for equality for everyone. Yesterday I commented on a post where they announced the comeback of Rihanna performing at the superbowl, where everyone wanted more of Rihanna and were putting down the sportsmen saying that "No one wants to see that shit, let our queen get more performance time" or "This is just grown boys playing with ball, why does anyone even watch it?".
I felt that kind of talk wasn't acceptable as you can very much support Rihanna without hating on the men who have put blood, sweat and tears to get where they are, in most cases they have worked harder than Rihanna ever could, as they have also physically injured themselves.
Now this is where I saw just how much random men are hated in the society. The comments responding to me were horrible, saying things like "Y'all weird for taking it so seriously, it's just a joke" with one person going as far as calling me a clown and a creepy troll (they didn't know I was a woman because my profile doesn't show any of my personal information), and I was respectful in that post, I just didn't want people to put someone up by putting someone else down. I even tried putting it into perspective by reversing the genders and saying "What if someone were to say let Eminem perform more at the WNBA, these grown girls are just playing with a ball anyway" and everyone ignored that statement and got straight to commenting.
The amount of backlash I got just for saying that don't hate on men who are just doing their jobs, it made me so very sad, I don't even know what to say.