Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Oh, How I Hate Feminism!

I would much, much rather be a Strong Female than a Strong Feminist. I hate so much feminist theory; hate all those dreadful harridans who followed in the wake of Betty Frieden and her kind. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not opposed to all feminist texts, and I’ve read and enjoyed both Mary Wollstonecraft and Simone de Beauvoir. It’s the puritans I loath, those who rob life and love of all fun.

I’m intelligent, probably more so than most of the guys I know, but I still like to flirt and tease. More than that, I like being perceived as a pure sexual entity, an object, if you will, because I have a tendency to perceive other people, both guys and girls, in exactly the same way! Objectification is part of the human condition; it always has been, from classical art to contemporary advertising. I quite like seeing sexy girls and sexy guys on bill hoardings!

I’m also going to repeat something else I have said before: I don’t believe the sexes are equal; I never have. There are some things I can do better than any guy; there are some things I can’t. I’m completely hopeless when it comes to technical matters, and always glad to seek help where I can, even at the price of my self-esteem. And to answer your question, yes, I love it when guys stand back and open doors, I love to be treated like a lady, love to be treated as someone special, not just another one of the ‘herd.’ And if a guy asks me to dinner and then expects me to pay for my share, he won’t even get a peck on the cheek as I make my way to the door and the nearest taxi. Jeez, what a cheapskate. :-))

9 comments:

  1. I must confess I've never heard of any of the authors you reference, nor do I care for any adverts(I find them ghastly), but one point on which I will agree is about is paying the bills. There's nothing more appalling than someone who proffers an invite and then expects the invited person--the guest, to pay the bill--talk about a stealth tax--it really irks me, the very notion of exchanging money in a public place strikes me as something most un-holy. I'm generally the chap who pays the bills no matter how large the company in question are--I consider it good manners, even though one night after a few friends of mine took the liberty of inviting along 5 of the most crude people I've ever seen for an evening of £400 of champagne, I turned round at the end and said, "It's not the bill that I mind, it's the company I find appalling"--we all had a good laugh.

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  2. It's not the bill, it's wasting good wine on swine. :-))

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  3. Oh my. If I could get back all I've wasted on swine, I could tell Boy George--'no need for austerity'. Still though, I'm the type that couldn't live with the shame of making someone else pay. Ironically for someone who is a bit of a rottweiler in foreign affairs, I'm rather docile in other matters. I can't say no to any non-political request--I'd be a terrible banker...or maybe a wonderful one...two years ago anyway.

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  4. The succubus speaketh. :)

    Hello Ana,

    Your leave saddened me. Just to say Hello and wish you well.

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  5. Thank you, Levent, it's so kind of you to say so. I couldn't possibly share a forum with that filthy Helion creature a moment longer, as vile an individual as I have ever come across. I did not expect to come across a thing like that on a site run by a major British daily. No matter; come and visit me whenever you wish. :-)
    :-)

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  6. I haven't seen her comments in question. I should say I'm surprised that you have taken them seriously and let them hurt you and not ignored them. (which brought to my mind the quote: "Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.") You faithful admirers could mince her if you pointed out. ;)
    Joke aside, it's of course your decision, I can just respect it.

    Take good care of yourself.

    Levent

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  7. It wasn't her (?) comments, Levent, all so much drivel which I never read. It was the attempts to link my name with pornographic sites. Her trolling kept being removed and her account deleted, but she kept coming back with the same stuff. It was that I could not take.

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  8. Oh, I see. Too bad. Such is life.

    Well it's good as long as you are happy.
    Remain so. ;)

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