Last night a male family member brought up the topic of MRA groups. The conversation ended with him screaming, and  crying, because my ideas on systemic sexism “made him feel like a rapist”.

Now my family is furious with me. They’ve called me uncompassionate and unkind and a bitch and a snob. 

I’ve been told that my strongly held beliefs are the product of mental illness and poor character.

And I’m having a hard time keeping perspective, discerning between the valid criticism and this widely held belief that women who believe, feel things, strongly are crazy/bitchy/ill . 

I’m trying to decide if this makes me a bad person.