The misogynistic gay man is, counter to some intuitions, a common creature. Gay men are socialized in the same patriarchal system as the rest of us. They typically assume the role of men within this structure, and adopt all of the properties which go along with that, i.e. assuming male privilege in social interactions, covertly denigrating women, scorning women's inferiority, etc.. The common and well-founded association between gay men and femininity does not, it appears, bear much relevance on the issue of gay men's position towards women. From the feminist perspective, the typical Gay Man has more in common with the typical Rich White Man than with the typical Woman.