(I am going to try and stay relatively calm here, blame Meltman for directing me to some old posts that totally got me peeved and hopped up on this subject! *points at Meltman*)
Now, yes, the title of this thread is a direct attack on women...and yes, I am a woman!
I...-hate-...women O_O And no, I love Lady Grae, Radical Dreamer, etc. But I like to think we are of the same mind on certain levels.
The women I hate are those that are arguing for equal rights but cower when it is their time to step up to the plate.
Equality is across the board - not just "well I want to be paid the same but get this special prilivege". It doesn't work that way, or at least SHOULDN'T work that way. All this politically correct crap, that I feel was brought upon by women, burns me up on the inside.
I have mainly male friends in real life, and the females that ARE my friends are usually of the same mind set or butch. Yeah, I am gamer girl and so interests vary, blah blah blah. But I was brough INTO the gamer world because of my male friends and because I fit in with them so well (BECAUSE OF MY TRUE BELIEF IN EQUALITY!).
To me, when a woman says she wants equality, that means she gets the whole and ALL of the BAGGAGE that comes with said treatment. Meaning, you hear the dirty jokes, you laugh as the guys blame things on PMS, you deal (and possibly ENJOY!) the smut, porn, and things of that material because hey, you want equality, you want to be "one of the guys" - because that is what is boils down to!
Now, the question may be asked - what about the reverse? Why can't GUYS come to OUR level? Why would they WANT TO?! Come on, I'm not the FIRST person to ADMIT that the social life of a woman is far more stressful than that of a man, and it is a facet to all the things they do! I won't get into the nitty gritty details of it, but I've LIVED in said social circles, I KNOW what happens, it SUCKS and HURTS and is POINTLESS and VISCIOUS and HORRIBLE and just a waste of time in the end! Men simply don't care! It is one of the many reasons that I choose to surround myself with male friends because they aren't LIKE that. Not that they are inCAPABABLE of doing it, but because they just don't care enough to even attempt at it!
I am not saying men are superior, I am not saying women are superior. I am saying that the equality demanded by women is a joke because it is not equality they want. It is special treatment. Now, they do have some good argument points (we get paid 70c to a man's $1, etc). But as I said, the case details need to be fixed and adjusted before any MAN is really going to take them seriously.
"Oh, I want to be paid the same, and deal with the same things! But OMG you cannot say that the word p*nis in my presence, OR I WILL SUE YOU!"
Now, on that note, I am not going to just say it is only women who fester in this world of dreaming, there are men involved as well, but I find it a ridiculous battle considering that their end goal is IMPOSSIBLE - how do you expect to get any type of equality when you want special rights granted? IT DOESN'T HAPPEN! THAT's like...AN OXYMORON!
In the work place, women are denied CEO positions, etc...and the main arguing point is that unless their tubes are tied, they could get pregnant and be gone for a long long time. Which I think, is a legitimate argument. If we are going to be looking at the person who is best suited for a job, then I think one who can at least some what guarantee their presence is...BETTER SUITED! Because all companies come down to 1 thing - money money money money! And it will cost the company MONEY to cater to the woman's needs, etc. Now what can be done about said situation?
Well let's bust out a little socialology here. We all know that holding a family life and a job life is hard pressing on any parent. So even if said company provides for the time that the woman is gone, the parent-mode starts to kick in. And if you really want to have that job - then don't have kids, tie the tubes, cut the line, etc. Or - have a stay at home dad (which are becoming more common now a days, totally cool
) When it all comes down to it - realitistically speaking, to have quality of both job and family life, it is near impossible for the average Jane. It is simply life, and the way the world works. So you either 1) be a mother 2) be a CEO or 3) be a half-@ssed mother AND a half-@ssed CEO. And this is not to down on those who ARE able to accomplish both over the mediocre level, kudos to them, but when you really sit down to analyze yourself, you know you are lacking the attention in one or the other. I mean...come on, latch-key kids? *nods sagely*
I think that women need to sit down and really think, "What is it that I want?" If the answer is equality - then get ready to swallow the pill.
If the answer is a better job - then get ready to swallow the pill.
If the answer is to be a mother - then get ready to swallow the pill.
HOW do they expect to get something for nothing? There is going to be some pill swallowing in any course of action, but they refuse to see that, and expect (as many Americans do today) to get their answers HANDED to them.
SO ALL IN ALL?!?!?!?! THIS ALL ROOTS DOWN TO LAZINESS?!?!?!?! AND THE DEPARTURE OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF SACRAFICE!?!?!
*takes a breath* I feel much better now...