Originally Posted by Exile
With respect to Ann, Zee and others, I think there is an awful lot of personal experience & subjectivity substituting for more objective fact in some of these posts. Nothing wrong with the former, but it would be helpful & less controversial if it was more clearly identified as such. This is one article which may help explain the basis for some of the assumptions & generalizations being made about men in this thread, and why they do not appear supported by more objective research.
Oooh a hot topic.....
My mother hated feminist. She just wanted to be a good housewife. And they told her that she was (oh so many things). She was never a victim. She raised 4 kids
alone and bought 3 houses and had many lovers. She had a good life.
I once was breaking up with a girlfriend and she jumped on me and started beating me. I twisted and she fell to the floor. I escaped her apartment and was confronted by her roommate as I was running to safety
. The roommate told me that if I ever hit my xxxx again that she would call the police. Nothing I could say in my defense. She and no one would believe me.
There was a girl when I worked for Intel that kept asking me to come to her house after work
. She had the hots for me. I don't know why. It was really annoying.
I was married to someone who was a queen bee. She needed to be the center of social events
. Her friends would call the house for her (she was never there) and comment on how I was a good dad and a single
My wife of 20 years is from Ukraine
. She does not understand American women
My mother died in the love of her life's arms.
The girl I broke up with went on to find someone that she truly loved and is happy.
One night at Intel I realized that the girl that wanted me to com e home with her was a nice person. I went home with her and we dated for about a year till she moved to Eugene for a job. It was a nice relationship.
The queen bee is married and retired. She has commented to our kids
that if she was not such a **** head
that we would be cruising the world now.
My wife from Ukraine
is a women
and proud to be one. She knows what she wants and the differences between men
and women are to be cherished.
We each have experiences in life that can inspire us or that can eat away at our souls. Women as victims were never part of the women in my life. Grandma shot the moose in the dude ranch in the '30s that everyone had their pictures taken with.
Power can be claimed from your achievements or by claiming your victim hood
status. The women that had the most to do with my forming years were very powerful and not at all victims.
Wow did I really write this? Can I actually post this?