Good Morning Pestiferous Women of Bitter,
In a recent post one of our own whom since his/her first appearance has enjoyed giving ‘Curmudgeon Corner’ and/or me personally a tough time. I’ve tolerated ‘Tammy’ because I think ‘it’ adds to the overall experience at the Diatribe since knowingly few women or transgender(s) participate. Ironically though, many suspect this ‘Tammy’ to have knowledge of Dewey’s and its patrons and quite possibly be a male (gender only). Normally his/her bitter remarks are dismissed, becoming fodder for the regular contributors. However his/her last comment seemed to have a radical feminist flavor, and oddly it struck a chord.
It didn’t take long to find hundreds of blogs centered on women’s rights, their viewpoints, and the most common thread; the hatred of men. It’s the later that had me curious so I spent a couple of hours perusing websites. I was looking for statements that were base in nature that cut to the chase. Instead I found many women or so called ‘feminists’ using language that surprisingly was well thought out, articulating their frustration about living in a patriarchy. A few venomous statements that generally reflect the core-beliefs of the sponsors of said sites could be found, but overall the universal need to emasculate us men was an overriding theme.
The subject matter is too voluminous for this forum, but would encourage the two or three of you reading this burning-bra to do a bit of research if only to see where these victims are coming from.
“Apple, in fact, not only doesn’t listen to feminists, it doesn’t listen to anybody. But this well-known and oft-joked-about fact doesn’t prevent the Gizmodoids from casting aspersions on killjoy women for wrecking their dudely access to mobile wanking on the iPhone platform.”
She nailed it! But let’s continue. I came across a blog in which there was a unanimous call for the castration of the creators of the ad below; I found it funny anyways:
“If she tries to speak, she’s talking too much. When she tries to express her feelings, she’s blowing it out of proportion. If she doesn’t want to talk about it she’s holding out, when she says she needs some space, she’s seeing another man. If she has classes in the morning, she doesn’t have time for me anymore. More poison to choose? No wonder why so many women hate men’s guts.”
A couple of Acronyms I thought clever:
P.R.I.C.K. or PRICK: Patriarchal, Racist, Ignorant, Condescending Know-it-all (a kind of white man: you know the dude) (Created by me a few years ago out of necessity to describe THAT manifestation of white guy)
P.I.M.P. or PIMP: Possessive Invasive Misogynist Profiteer (acronym created by me, out of necessity, on 31 December 2009 ECD)
Obviously there’s too much acrimony between the sexes. I found that this aggravation ran very close to the surface during my sojourn through ‘Plenty of Fish.’ Most of the women I encountered were deceitful and/or unwilling to find middle ground. I think much of it has to do with age. The older one gets the less ground one is willing to give up in compromise. I was pitted against women who’ve been, at least in their own minds, victimized by men. Even at our initial forays there were undertones of throwing all men into the ‘demonized asshole’ file. This predisposition made the process unmanageable so I closed my account.
Personally I love women and don’t consider myself a misogynist such as the ‘Bagwan.’ Unfortunately his disdain for even the frailest of ‘our female guests,’ is universally known. Yet, and not that the Bagged one needs defending, even the most benign of comments will tilt the scales against a man. For example, during my final date from P.O.F. with the intention of being humorous I innocently mentioned “It must be nice to be done with monthly bleeding and only suffer the occasional hot-flash.” By the reaction, you’d have thought I’d just pissed in her drink! For the life of me I don’t understand where all this vile hostility is coming from! C’mon Tammy why do women hate men?