Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It Sucks To Be A Man?

66 Guys Explain Why... via Instapundit

1. We come last—after women and children.

2. We are disposable.

3. We don’t get touched.

4. We have to cry in secret.

5. We are treated as second-class citizens by female teachers.

6. We’re not allowed to fight back if a woman hits us.

7. We are success objects.

8. We’re invisible to everybody.

9. We’re always viewed as the guilty one.

10. We’re always the wrong person in every situation involving women or kids, no matter what.

Link to the rest...


Leland said...

While I have my doubts for the generations coming behind me; I've found being a man rather rewarding.

But I knew an article like the one Lem and Glenn linked was bound to come out when I first heard the phrase and definition for "Sitzpinkler".

chickelit said...

The "Women and Children First" thing is unique to the West. After the Titanic sank, a thoughtful pundit penned an excellent essay. I parsed it here. I was not in complete agreement as he attempted to attribute it to John 15:13: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. I found earlier precedent.

Regards, Cliff

edutcher said...

A lot of that stuff sounds like the whining of the femninuts from 50 years ago.

If they want the judicial stuff to change, better start voting in more guys like The Donald.

PS "We don’t get many compliments."

It's part of the job. Getting it done is its own reward. Of course, these whiners wouldn't be interested in the ultimate compliment, "distinguish himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty".

Then, again, "Honey" and "Daddy" are more than enough for many.

chickelit said...

Of course, these whiners wouldn't be interested in the ultimate compliment, "distinguish himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty".

That's not quite the full measure, edutcher. See for example, the Mike Monsoor story, as portrayed in "Act Of Valor."

red 3215 said...

Might I also mention gary gordon and randy shugart in that same light.

chickelit said...

Thanks, red.

Lem said...

I've seen pictures of Muslim refugees men wearing life vests while women and children go without one.

chickelit said...

I've seen pictures of Muslim refugees men wearing life vests while women and children go without one.

I've seen photos of Muslim refugee families where the men are out front, leading, bearing nothing but shit-eating grins while the women and children lag behind, burdened with all the belongings.

Chip Ahoy said...

The television show Portlandia was a bit difficult to accept as humor until I understood its brilliance. It's very low key. It's humor relies on one dumb thing piling on top of another to extreme. Toni and Candice run a feminist bookshop called Women & Women First, meaning obviously that children and men do not count in the feminist reimagining of the 'women and children first' sentiment.

Come on, that's funny!

They use an actual feminist bookstore.

The story develops over episodes, their backstory is fleshed out, and it's hilarious. Candice is the dude dressed in drag as a supremely dour woman. She runs the shop off money she earned as author. While profit is a bad word to them, the two together make buying a book from them impossible. Instead, you have to commit to all manner of silly feminist crap, workshops, various sessions, festivals, action groups, and the like.

But here's the really funny thing. It makes me like the project of Portlandia more. From Wikipedia, "portlandia"

The sketches set in the feminist bookstore "Women and Women First" were filmed in an actual non-profit feminist bookstore and event center in Portland named In Other Words; this name can be seen on the chalkboard listing in-store events behind the cash register. Although it formerly referenced the show in promoting itself, the store decided to end its relationship with the show in late 2016, citing bad behavior during filming, contribution to gentrification by the show, and "trans-antagonistic and trans-misogynistic" humor in the sketches.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *slaps knee* ha ha ha ha ha ha *leans way back* ha ha ha ha ha ha

*arms flail* ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

I meant to say, "What a bummer!" Now they can't film there anymore. Even though they're probably reasonable as a real feminist bookstore.

[One time I was invited to such peoples' house. But they weren't there. The person who was house-watching took me there for some reason. A couple lived above their own bookstore. Nearly directly across the street from Whole Foods on 11th, except catty-corner. All books like this. All one subject like this. I forget why we were there. He had to check on things, or something, I forget. I felt weird being there. Out of place. Not properly invited. Nevertheless, he sat me down in a chair with a folded newspaper on the armrest and an unfinished crossword puzzle folded to be on top, and a pen right there. While he went around watering plants or doing some regular maintenance things there. So I finished the puzzle. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, innit, and he did sit me right there. What else am I going to do?

Chip Ahoy said...

Want to hear something really weird?

I never the met the people who lived there. They were Mike's friends, not mine. Mike thought we'd hit it off, but we never met. Much later I suffered a serious emergency at home (another separate long story) and came to consciousness with a hospital emergency room swirling. I had a seizure previously and another ambulance ride to get here, in which I don't even get to hear the siren. Double f'k'n bummer! and upon awakening and taking in the surroundings and the curtained off room that I'm in an old dark guy appeared standing there dressed covered in a closed long canvas coat and a long brimmed hat. He looked western. He looked stern. I turned away hoping he would disappear. I turned back and he was still there. I looked at him dead on. Studied him. Top to bottom. I examined him visually as he examined me lying there. I was greatly disadvantaged. I said nothing. Then he spoke directly to me, "Look what you've got yourself into now." And I knew right away from that who he is and that he knew that I was in his house earlier and he didn't much care for that and the rudeness and audacity of me finishing his crossword back then. Just touching it was offensive. And I didn't say anything but I thought really hard directly at him, "and what business is all this of yours today? Who called you here? You appear as presumptuous spirit guide but with no advice to impart. (while you can't even finish a puzzle) I'm hurting. Fuck off. I turned my head, again. Turned back again and he was gone. And so was the cheap aluminum chair that I studied in detail as a reality control. The chair was gone with him. I can recall the chair still. I could draw it if you want. And there went my reality control, poof, gone. No chair. So now I don't know what the f. Hell of a hallucination right there. Totally got me.]

AllenS said...

We always get blamed if there is pee on the floor near the toilet.

Rene Saunce said...

Yeah - and clean it up.

Titus said...

Do men really feel like this? I don't.

Rabel said...
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Rabel said...

We're required to click on 13 different pages to see all of our whines.

ndspinelli said...

Titus, Let me say again, your transformation into making real comments is refreshing. Thanks for leaving the cartoon character in the closet.

To answer your question, I think many men feel this way. But speaking in generalities is always fraught w/ danger. #5, being treated badly by female teachers is a newer dynamic, started 2-3 decades ago when feminist fascists took over schools of education. I went back to school @ UW-Whitewater in the late 90's. I was appalled @ the anti-male PC being shoved down the throats of 20 year old students. As you might imagine, I presented an opposing view.

ricpic said...

The Measure of Man is still Man. It's not Woman. That's what makes up for carrying around handicap weights your whole life. It's the thing men KNOW and mainly keep silent about their whole lives and it's the thing that drives some women mad and probably rankles all women at times and there isn't a thing they can do about it.

ndspinelli said...

ric, As I often say, we rule the world and own most of it.

AllenS said...

Well, lets listen to the man, James Brown tell it like it is --


Methadras said...

Is there misandry? yup, but this article should be titled, "Why 66 guys explain they are gammas."