Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Worst of Both Genders
Just my opinion, folks. We all have our own individual shit lists; the things we really find distasteful, egregious and beyond the pale. But this is my version of the worst personalities of both genders; people who are just so out-of-touch with reality that they've let loose of the last blade of grass connecting them to planet Earth.
Men: There is hardly a worse common male crime than rape. I don't think there's any disagreement on that, but I think that the whole underlying, contributing attitude is one of power and condescension that is best exemplified by men who think it's ok to act like assholes in the presence of women.
I'm talking about guys who think it's cute (at least, to their male buddies) to catcall, whistle or otherwise make inappropriate noises or comments at women.
Basically, what we're talking about is a total lack of class.
One has to consider the source (something my mom always said), but a few days ago, Fox News aired a piece about catcalls, where asshat Arthur Aidala told a panel of women that he thought it was acceptable and classy to just stand there and applaud when an attractive woman walked by, and these women on the set - attractive Fox airheads - all agreed and laughed about it!
Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) explains why Aidala is an asshole in this video: http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/v7vq7r/masters-of-sexism---claps-and-catcalls She explains that the sidewalk is not a runway.
It's one thing if a woman chooses to be a waitress at Hooters or chooses to be an exotic dancer, but a woman walking by in a public place doesn't deserve to be treated like a stripper.
Class. You either have it….or you don't. Rude & crude. So many guys have no f*g clue.
Women: Now, without question, there is nothing worse than a mother who neglects her children, but I think that a more common feminine issue is that of the spoiled bitch; the woman who thinks she's some kind of princess and that life is all about her. Most of these kind of women are attractive; that's actually part of their problem. Too often, they've just been told they're pretty girls and because of their beauty, they've been lavished with material things (usually clothing and related accessories). But even if they weren't spoiled brats as children, they haven't totally matured as adults. They're still materialistic people whose favorite hobby is shopping and tending to their appearance. Consistent with their lack of maturity, they throw a tantrum when things don't go their way and make life hell for everyone else. And, because friends and family around this person don't want to deal with the spoiled brat, they tend to avoid arguing with her, never giving her the reality check she so sorely needs.
So, unless the princess has a profound revelation - a severe, negative, life-changing event - or unless a professional counselor tells her that she's living in a selfish fantasy bubble, she goes through life primping, pouting and bitching. She's high maintenance and a total pain in the ass.
And there you have it - my version of people who need to be smacked upside the head.