SAMSARA H.Q.: MISANDRY, ISN'T IT JUST SO MUCH FUN?
But then, like a pubic hair on the side of your coffee cup, comes a patronising article on DIY.
What's wrong with that I hear you ask? What's wrong with it was that it was how crap men are at DIY and how they should leave it to their mothers-in law. Ha ha ha ha. MEN-ARE-CRAPTM. Isn't that so funny? Don't you just love those ads on telly where the man (read football shirt wearing loser with pitiful expression and strangely perfect skin) gets something wrong. Like trying to make dinner, or get the kids ready for bed, or come up with a good reason for increaseed troop numbers in Iraq. But he can't do it, Because MEN-ARE-CRAPTM.
He then gets
patronisedrescued by his wife/mother/random-passer-by-woman. Who saves the day with whatever product the sexist lazy ad agency is trying to sell. We then all have a good laugh and go back to watching Emmerdale and wallowing in the nauseating stench of our own self pity as if nothing had ever happened.
If this was the other way around (see 1950's) there would be uproar (oh hang on a second, there was!). But Misandry for advertising is just fine, because apparently MEN-ARE-CRAPTM sells product.
Looks like another man has woken up to the culture of man-hatred that is completely in-your-face right now. Of course, for every man who opens his eyes to the misandry, there are plenty who willingly avert their eyes or keep them closed out of a misplaced sense of chivalry and 'being a man.' After all, many men (and tons of women) make it a point to imply you aren't a man if you complain.
Being a man = marching mindlessly to his certain death.
Here's a quote from Warren Farrell in the Why Men Are the Way They Are preface:
I didn't realize it wasn't just sexual desires that make a man vulnerable in a world that treats sex as dirty. Little makes a man more vulnerable than "whining" (when whining means blaming a woman) in a world that says he is powerful and she is vulnerable. True vulnerability involves acknowledging the whining side, the helpless side, the blaming side. There is no sex appeal in this side of men. Which is why it requires such true vulnerability.
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