MY LIFETIME FOCUS REMAINS THE HUMANITIES. AFTER MANY YEARS OF ACADEMIC WRITING AND A TWO-YEAR LAYOFF FROM BLOGGING, I HAVE RE-KINDLED MY INTEREST IN THE NONFICTION GENRE. I ENJOY POSTING A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AND WELCOME ALL COMMENTS FROM READERS.
Well friends, it is good to re-surface. I have been away for
a couple of months since my wife and I decided to move. It did not take long
and all went well. We are in our new abode and we are very happy. I still have
to sell the St. Augustine home, but we are working on it.
Anyway, with the obligations we had to deal with regarding
the move, I took some time off from blog writing. Dozens of times I wanted to
post, but I got so carried away with the content that I felt I would get too
bogged down. Nevertheless, I inadvertently listened to a feminist on TV spouting
off about the evils of the masculine gender and thought it was about time to
renew my effort to become an open-minded sarcastic S.O.B. who actually does
like all people from all walks of life. Well, maybe not all.
I sat down for some relaxing television time this week, as
if that were possible. The spark ignited under my chair when I heard a
20-something female of the species (I’m almost certain) calling all men “misogynistic.”
I really had to look it up because her interpretation of the word mirrored that
of a popular online dictionary – “a hatred of women, as a sexually defined
group.” I started thinking about it and decided she must be wrong. I kinda like
women. So I began to explore social media to determine whether I was missing
something, which probably would have made the feminist I was watching on TV
very happy. Here is some of what is going on out there on what used to be known
as Earth, before the discovery of Colorado.
Let’s begin with English actress Emma Watson from the Harry Potter series who recently
enlightened us with the following quote: “Gender equality not only liberates
women, but also men from prescribed gender stereotypes.” Makes sense to me. I
have no idea what the hell that means, but I am considering changing my name to
Moving on, the following 17-second video used to promote
season ticket sales has been removed from the team’s advertising campaign after
feminist fans of Major League Soccer’s Vancouver
Whitecaps complained that it was a sexist advertisement. Makes sense to me.
I wonder if that was lite beer the gals were drinking?
Anyway, the complainers must have missed the three people in the row behind
them. Perhaps they were confused. They are called “men.”
Further investigation revealed that in the feminist mindset,
marketing nutrition bars is sexist. Unlike protein bars that promote muscles
and energy, nutrition bars, which target health and
weight-conscious consumers, are aimed at women. The implication is
obvious to feminists. Women are being stereotyped as the weaker sex. Makes
sense to me. Every guy wants to be benched pressed by his wife as often as
This little research project greatly enlightened me, but I
think I will stock up on nutrition bars. I always try to accept people for whom
and what they are. I do try not to be judgmental. However, feminists apparently
believe the fastest way to a man's heart is through his chest with a sharp
knife. I hope they are as misguided with their aim as they are with their