Do I think they were right in retaliating? No. Do I think the actions perpetuated prior to the feminist movement were ok? No. But I strongly believe two wrongs (or three wrongs or four wrongs) do NOT make a right.
I often hear men from the MRA side bemoaning the loss of the 1950's era. "Those good old days" when fathers were looked up to as the backbone of the family, strong and respected. Mr. Cleaver vs Homer (the differences in address was done on purpose). One deserves respect while the other, our ridicule. Men were seen as strong and upstanding citizens, hard workers, and disciplined fathers and husbands.
Women? They were respectful, modest, demure, wonderful cooks and housekeepers, good mothers, and lovely wives.
They were also belittled (politics is too complex for your brain) or convinced that what they do at home all day is absolutely nothing. You remember that 1950's article on a good wife? You know the one that says to have dinner ready when he walks in the door (commendable), be napped (I like this), and refresh yourself with powdering your nose so you look well rested and fresh when he comes home (nice, though a bit unrealistic)? Yeah - the article also says to give him space, let him relax, and take a load off because he's been working all day. And she hasn't? So she doesn't deserve to take a load off?
No wonder women became so angry. But instead of standing up for what they do, they believed that housework and raising children is a lazy and useless job - so they all fought for the right to leave the home and enter the workforce. They did in the 30's and they helped get us out of the depression and supplied many goods to our men fighting in Europe and the Pacific. It was valuable then, so why not now? So they fought and they won and now rarely does a woman stay home and cook, clean, look after children, and make herself presentable and refreshed for her husband - besides, it was useless work anyway.
And now men lament that they don't do that anymore. But still, they are harsh in their criticism of the work done at home. They belittle the value of that work - and in so doing, belittle the value of the woman doing that work.
To these men, women still appear to be worth nothing. They still think that the place for a woman is in the home and that that position is worthless. Nevermind that they miss it and see a need for it (rendering it worthwhile) but they would never admit to this.
They are just as wrong.
Better to live in the wilderness than with an angry and contentious woman.
Try and find one that isn't either of these.
So in conclusion, what do I hate most? I hate the sin that entered this world and made us so angry with eachother to the point that we are unable to look to God for answers and obey his laws even when those around us do not.