|5 ways Modern Men are trained to hate women
||[Mar. 27th, 2012|04:53 pm]
wtf? that's sexist!
Saw this article on Cracked.com today:|
5 ways Modern Men are Trained to Hate Women
I have mixed feelings about it.
It's obviously pretty over the top, which makes sense, since Cracked is humor. So I wouldn't try to take it as this 100% accurate, totally valid in all ways, perfectly researched essay since that's not what anything on their site is.
With that said, I think it does have some good points. I do think that there are huge problems with the way that media basically turns women into good looking things that are prizes to be won. How much this influences the average man's view of things? No idea. (I'm not male.) But it is a pretty creepy message, and I can't imagine that it has no impact.
I have more of an issue with the "manhood was stolen from us at some point" as my feeling is, really? You're upset that you don't get to be a kid forever? Jeeze, I'm female and feel the same way. Yes, there are moments when I want to build my pillow fort, play video games all day, and never come out. I don't get to do this because I'm an adult. If you're justifying that you're allowed to hate women because society in general is forcing you to act like a grown up well...you still have a LOT of growing up to do.
So mixed feelings. Some of the arguments I think have a fair amount of truth to them. Some feel kind of made up.
My thoughts are, "A pathetic excuse for ignorance."
I was on board for the first two. The third had me going "ehhh..." because even though he said it "wasn't an excuse," it still sounded like an excuse to me. The next two completely lost me, because they basically boiled down to, "We can't HELP but think about sex all the time, can't HELP but objectify you, you don't know our pain, we're biologically predestined to be douchebags, and that's why in the end you actually control us."
Yes, I was left with the same feeling at the end. It was summed up with the idea that men just are flawed in this way and can not relate to female human beings AS human beings. It was actually incredibly sad. I thought some of the article was quite good in that it pointed out how men have so much rage towards women for not being in a constantly fuckable state (to every single man on earth). There really is an insane amount of ferocity towards women who dare to be anything less than boner-inducing. Or if the attractive woman says anything a man doesn't like, she will be depicted as ugly (the first thing men use against women). It was just a sad sad commentary. I hope men aren't really slaves to their peenies. They always accuse women of being out of control and emotional, but it seems it's men who can't stay in control.