Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Conversation with a co-worker
I was talking with a co-worker today. He is about five years older than me, and is just about ready to find a wife. He isn't American, and neither will be his wife. As if that matters though. If you marry a foreign-born and raised woman in the US, she will still be able to get everything, including a fast-track to citizenship if she cries abuse. And you think her family back home won't believe her? Ha ha. And look forward to getting your bones broken if her family ever sees you in their turf.
Anyway, so we're talking about investments and college savings for children and stuff. I'm talking about the 529 plans for saving for college, and whether its better to let the kids go on their own or finance their college and whether they'll have to take jobs in high school or not.
Then, all of a sudden, he pipes up with, "I think girls are better than boys." As I'm digesting this shocking bit of sexism, he continues, "I think girls on the whole are better than boys. Girls don't make as much mess, they're more obedient, and they're on the whole better."
He is the type of guy who will see the Trojan commercial portraying men as pigs and nod his head and agree. Then he will probably flog himself with a cat o' nine tails before going to bed. He is a victim of the mainstream media's feminist programming. Most intelligent men I know have unplugged themselves from the TV's feminist drivel, but he hasn't. And he's a reasonably bright person. But his view totally shocked me.
I made a comment on how girl children used to be unwanted (female infanticide in China and India) and now boy children are unwanted, and he said that percentage-wise, girls are just.... better. That's what rankled me. He is basically telling me that men as a sex are inferior to women. Talk about self-loathing.
I'm going to have to stop talking with him, because while I've tried to introduce him to the Men's movement by way of Tom Leykis and a couple of Chris Rock's videos, but if he is this far gone I have no interest in beating my head against a brick wall.
I just pray to God that he doesn't have a son.
Posted at 6/26/2007 02:07:00 AM