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SHUT UP DUDES

I swear to Christ, and God help me when I end up agreeing with the common wisdom at Pandagon, but American men are the whiniest, most entitled bunch of bullshit crybabies I've ever seen. (I would add "white" and "conservative", but I'm guessing that goes without saying.) No wonder we can't win a war anymore. Women finally get the kind of social clout where they can demand options of the sort that men have enjoyed for centuries, and all of the sudden there's a fucking Gender Crisis that threatens to destroy the sexual fabric of our entire civilization. I know I've done my share of bitching, but at my worst I was never as pitiful, self-serving, and delusionally hostile as these stoneless cumsacks. For all their longing for a simpler time, these comically bitchy creatures are purely modern concoction: faced with the travails that so vex them, Robert Mitchum would have just shrugged and ordered another whiskey, while these self-congratulatory charity cases spend all their time whinging on the internet and palling around with like-minded groups of oblivious shitheels. Life is not The Sims, where you get pussy just for brushing your teeth and talking about bicycles for three minutes. If this is what the dating scene is like these days, I look forward to decades of lonely decay. I don't usually offer this advice, since it's pretty general and not often that useful, but Jesus Christ, fellas: GET OVER YOURSELVES.

In other news, another of my ill-mannered yawps has been selected to go in the LiveJournal 10th anniversary commemorative "book". What I am supposed to do about that is unclear, but it appears to be the truth.

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quba
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Right? "Oh no! I have to be creative and figure out what people want."
anne_jumps
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Fantastic icon.
perich
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
purely modern concoction

Disagree.

"I called you all here to talk about the level of opposition to my new law against bachelorism. Do you know what I say? I say: "STOP COMPLAINING AND GET MARRIED." "
cucumberseed
Sep. 2nd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Good point. Good icon.
vito_excalibur
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'd find it pretty depressing if I thought the whole thing was more than a made-up phenomenon to get eyeballs on advertising. I mean, gender crises have come and gone, but this particular one here I give about as much credit as that terrible wave of Satanist day-care child abuse back in the day.
blue_straggler
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Which ill-mannered yawp(s) were chosen?
easyalchemy
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
It's almost as though women were complex adults who don't all think and want the same things or something. That must be so confusing for men!
bghsmith
Sep. 2nd, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!
Who will take up the fight for the poor, repressed, White, American male? Who?
cucumberseed
Sep. 2nd, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
It's one thing to lament lack of success in the dating scene (hell, I had enough lack of success to lament) but to go around and put it on "women" in general is stupid. Dating is messy, people are complicated, and oh no, boy have to deal with some of the messiness. Poor boys, poor, poor boys. Feh.
bassman42
Sep. 2nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
At least according to that article, I do believe you're right and that the whiny boys should get over themselves and fucking grow up.
rollick
Sep. 2nd, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I dunno, that isn't what I get out of the article at all. The women in that story are behaving almost as badly as the men, and the only reason the men come across as worse is because they're being directly quoted — the "nice guys went away because you didn't reciprocate in kind with physical affection when we offered emotional affection" guy in particular. The way I read this, it just sounds like people in their twenties are shallow, selfish, and self-absorbed, and want the world to conform to their desires, and get angry and frustrated when it doesn't. Which is nothing terribly new. As a woman, I don't see a huge difference between "I want her to put out and not demand commitment, but she won't" and "I want him to open the door for me but not pay for the first date but come up with a great Valentine's present but not make all the decisions about where we go on our dates but be strong and sexily domineering but also kind and sensitive and if he doesn't somehow understand that instinctively and make the exact right choices, I'll dump him." Both are childish and selfish and sorta understandable, and in both cases, they'll hopefully grow out of it and not just decide that the other gender is comprised entirely of inhuman monsters who should be shot to death en masse in a gym.
roninspoon
Sep. 2nd, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Man, being a privileged white male can be so tough.
archaica
Sep. 2nd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Dude, Kay Hymowitz' entire shtick is that women are ball-breaking harpies who are making eunuchs of a generation of men. Of course she's going to pick the douchiest examples of men and the shittiest examples of women.
oilyrags
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
can we get a monday poll about the most ridiculous new word in that article?

I can't decide between "Wytchfinde" and "Mennaissance"
zulkey
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
BUT MORE MEN ARE THE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THAN WOMEN BUT YOU NEVER HEAR THOSE NUMBERS REPORTED THANK YOU SOCIALIST OBAMA NANNYSTATE
kudaspeaks
Sep. 2nd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Curse you, Judd Apatow.
crepedelbebe
Sep. 3rd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Life is not The Sims, where you get pussy just for brushing your teeth and talking about bicycles for three minutes.

Harrrrr.
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