I like men.
But more than that, most of my experiences with men have been positive. I had a close relationship with my father. The majority of my ex boyfriends were nice guys who treated me well. My husband and my brother are my two best friends.
Nowhere in my past lurks a sleazy uncle with wandering hands who begged me to sit on his lap just a little bit longer. When I murmured, “This isn’t right” while making out with my date, he stopped instantly; I’ve never left an apartment with tear stained cheeks while some douche screamed from his doorway, “Baby, you wanted it!” In the workplace, I’ve never felt particularly discriminated against and my pay was competitive with my male counterparts. There is no ‘incident’ lurking in my background where I realized, once and for all, that men were evil beings intent on dominating and controlling me.
I guess that’s why I can’t get on board with all this male bashing that’s becoming quite popular nowadays.
Normally, I would never recommend this, but turn on your TV for a minute.
Everybody Loves Raymond
The King of Queens
What do all these televisions shows have in common? The Father figure in every one is a dolt, a hopeless baboon, a selfish jerk and a moron. If not for their fiscally responsible, shining examples of exemplary parenting, and brilliantly balanced wives, the family would certainty implode.
Oh, give me a fucking break.
Men might be a little insecure about their parenting techniques, but I’m willing to bet that’s only because women are always watching them with critical eyes quick to judge. If my brother-in-law makes one false move with his infant son, my Sea Donkey of a sister-in-law is quick to snap, “Just give him to me!” Then she’ll look at me, shake her head, and sigh. How is it possible that men can be so stupid?
Well, bitch, if you gave the guy half a fucking chance, maybe he’d get the hang of this whole parenting thing.
And fiscal responsibility? Go look up the price of a Coach purse and then tell me which sex is more likely to blow large quantities of money on stupid shit.
Qualities like selfishness and idiocy are pretty gender neutral, as well, so why are we strictly harping on the masculine mistakes? When did it become trendy and cool to treat men, as a whole, like they’re retarded fuck ups hell bent on destruction? Are woman so insecure about their self worth that they need to constantly put their partners down to feel that their place in the family unit is secure?
Most of all, I wonder if my experiences with men have been mainly positive because I don’t treat them with disgust, suspicion or disdain. True equality cannot exist when one party is constantly being portrayed as superior to the other party. Men will quit being the enemy when you start treating them like friends.
Now….turn off that fucking TV.
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