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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 03:00 AM
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39. Hi, no offense but
Edited on Thu May-11-06 03:20 AM by quantessd
I groan when I see anti-male rants. I think they make women seem spiteful to men. Should we care, you might ask. And I'd say yes. Men and women need to get along without a lot of resentment toward each other just because of gender, and I don't think a whole lot of peace is resolved by men complaining about women or vice-versa. Trust me, I get super pissed when I see anything that resembles an anti-female rant.

However, point well taken that religion is used by society to enforce the status quo. Males have the physical advantage, combined with a tendency toward aggression / dominance......surprise, surprise, the Deity is MALE! It means, obey. Obey the nearest male, while you're at it, as if you weren't going to already....How about those Aztec-inspired paintings, with some hunky warrior pounding his chest, and a mamacita is hugging his ankles? Oh, and isn't there a national "penis day" in Japan, where males and females alike wear penis costumes? Penis worship is deeply embedded in probably most cultures. And yes, anti-women messages abound in established religions---I don't know where to begin, and I don't have enough time to expound on all the women-bashing by major world religions. (Let's not even begin with oppression of women).

And yes, many men are intensely jealous of the women-can-give-birth fact of life, warping their silly minds to want to control womens' bodies and everything they do. Not all men, by any means. I know a lot of really excellent human males who do a good job of being respectful to human females. How did I get so lucky? For one, I had really excellent, supportive male figures in my family---my non-religious family. And, I appreciate the men who have good character. I expect respect, otherwise, I'm leaving.

A man can be complete *******, just because he assumes all women to be hateful bitches--in his own mind, of course--and does violent acts to a woman just for being a woman. This happens far, far, more than the nice guys want to know about. The incidence of a man murdering a woman is statistically much higher than a woman murdering a man (or a woman murdering anyone, for that matter). How about creeps who commit random acts of violence to women, such as serial rapists or murderers? WHAT HAVE THOSE WOMEN EVER DONE TO HIM, I wonder.

But, what do we women want to do about the smart, nice guys? They need love and attention. Encouragement, and confidence. Give them the love they deserve. Some guys love women, and we want them to keep on loving us. So, love those nice guys back!

The gross woman-haters can go **** themselves.
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  -"The origin of male dominance" (ie. religious beliefs) bloom  May-10-06 10:26 AM   #0 
  - This is fascinating  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 10:39 AM   #1 
  - Violets Socks  bloom   May-10-06 11:02 AM   #3 
     - You make way too much sense  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 11:20 AM   #8 
     - That is what they do, isn't it?  bloom   May-10-06 11:28 AM   #10 
     - Dots  omega minimo   May-10-06 11:38 PM   #38 
  - I don't think women "screwed it up"  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-10-06 10:56 AM   #2 
  - It's the man's job to protect the village from...  hunter   May-10-06 11:07 AM   #5 
  - ..."when men started to take over"  bloom   May-10-06 11:14 AM   #6 
     - Very interesting article. n/t  I Have A Dream   May-10-06 11:30 AM   #11 
  - POPCORN! Get yer popcorn here  mongo   May-10-06 11:07 AM   #4 
  - So are you in denial  bloom   May-10-06 11:19 AM   #7 
  - And of course lashing out with an inflamitory article  mongo   May-10-06 12:41 PM   #21 
     - The Word Originated, Sir, By My Understanding  The Magistrate   May-10-06 02:02 PM   #27 
  - The Male Role In Child-Rearing, Sir  The Magistrate   May-10-06 11:24 AM   #9 
  - So since men don't lactate  mongo   May-10-06 11:42 AM   #12 
  - Just As Anecdotes, Sir, Do Not Constitute A Scientific Survey  The Magistrate   May-10-06 11:53 AM   #14 
     - Anecdotes?  BoneDaddy   May-10-06 01:29 PM   #24 
  - But don't omnivores and carnivores depend on the male to supply protein...  Fridays Child   May-10-06 11:49 AM   #13 
  - There Is A Difference, Ma'am  The Magistrate   May-10-06 11:57 AM   #15 
     - Reducing it like that, we'd end up with  greyl   May-10-06 12:18 PM   #16 
        - There Would Be Three, Sir  The Magistrate   May-10-06 12:25 PM   #17 
           - Then you'd need to acknowledge a few more to the male.  greyl   May-10-06 12:35 PM   #19 
              - Not A Description Of Human Culture, Sir  The Magistrate   May-10-06 01:55 PM   #25 
                 - That doesn't make sense, it's not a proper sentence.  greyl   May-10-06 02:37 PM   #31 
                    - If You Say So, Sir  The Magistrate   May-10-06 02:50 PM   #33 
                       - Again, can you stop referring to me as sir, please? edit:  greyl   May-10-06 02:54 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-06 01:28 PM   #23 
     - Again, Sir  The Magistrate   May-10-06 01:57 PM   #26 
  - I'll buy that  crikkett   May-10-06 03:41 PM   #37 
  - You may be making too much of Violet's "origin of religion" musing.  greyl   May-10-06 12:28 PM   #18 
  - I think it's a possibility  bloom   May-10-06 03:22 PM   #36 
  - The origin of religion?  charlie   May-10-06 12:39 PM   #20 
  - Oh yeah  BoneDaddy   May-10-06 12:47 PM   #22 
  - Compensatory response?  Kerry4Kerry   May-10-06 02:03 PM   #28 
  - Maureen Dowd talks about this in ARE MEN REALLY NECESSARY?.  WritingIsMyReligion   May-10-06 02:24 PM   #29 
  - Technology might render BOTH men and women unnecessary...  Kerry4Kerry   May-10-06 03:03 PM   #35 
  - Does this mean that most mammals have religion?  Pigwidgeon   May-10-06 02:32 PM   #30 
  - How Could You Tell, Sir?  The Magistrate   May-10-06 02:48 PM   #32 
  - The origin of religion, male dominance, and damn near everything else  Pigwidgeon   May-11-06 01:57 PM   #43 
  - I haven't noticed any animals playing any "magic flutes"  bloom   May-11-06 02:57 PM   #45 
  - Hi, no offense but  quantessd   May-11-06 03:00 AM   #39 
  - I'll take truth (when available) over political correctness  Kerry4Kerry   May-11-06 09:28 AM   #40 
  - I think there are a lot of people  bloom   May-11-06 11:42 AM   #41 
  - A patriarchal society often results from lots of conflict.  Odin2005   May-11-06 01:23 PM   #42 
     - I suppose as much  bloom   May-11-06 01:58 PM   #44 

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