Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A rant.




I've been browsing an online dating website lately. It's great entertainment. Only one out of every 30 guys seems to have any ability to use words. There are a few stock phrases that you see over and over...I really think they just copy and paste each other's profiles."Chivalry is not dead"; "Do nice guys finish last?" "Part teddy bear"...Good god. One of the phrases you see in almost every single one is, "I know how to treat a woman."

This fascinates me. How, in fact, is a woman supposed to be treated? I have two theories as to why they are saying this.

1. They think that "being treated like a woman" means flowers, candy, door-holding, being given presents and inane flattery. They also think that women like this. So if they say they know how to do that, women will like them.

2. It's some sort of ############ innuendo.

Regardless, I just can't imagine saying anything like, "I know how to treat a man." What, bring him his beer while he watches the game and swan around the house in a negligee? I know how to treat my man! Could anything sound more archaic?

How is it possible to be a human being living in the world today and not realize that the "way to treat a woman" is to treat her as a friend? With respect and kindess? Treat her as a unique human being who is not to be put on a pedestal nor put down for your amusement. I would treat any man the same way.

How is this not obvious?

3 comments:

The Horns and the Hawk said...

so, 3 things.

1. sorry i kind of mobbed you with comments and whatnot. i do this with all my friends when i first receive their myspace/facebook/blog. flip through it like a year book and circle all the pictures you like sort of thing.

2. the fact that you have a blog made you about that much cooler. me gusta blogs. a lot.

3. you knit like a sumbuck. seriously. this stuff is bitchin' righteous.

extra credit: has any of the stuff you knitted appeared anywhere else? in specific, john k's blog? john k. being the creator of ren and stimpy. he just showcased some crazy knitter, and i swear some of what i saw there is some of what i saw here.

the end.

kimski from craftster said...

This is a really funny post. Thanks for the laugh.
It makes me feel sorry for men though. Too many of them do seem to struggle with self expression.
I liked your bit about treating women like a friend.

CanarySanctuary said...

Well, the upside to these ridiculous comments is that they're a right-off-the-top nixer for said jerk who posted them! What better way to discern a man's intelligence/intentions/behvaiour than to read that drivel? I think you're spot on with your assessment.

 
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