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Men are Dirtbags

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Alright. Not all men are dirtbags. Not Gary. Not my father. And not my brothers. . . I think. ūüôā . But, to many men, this term is a badge of honor. They even celebrate their dirtbagginess by naming their teams Dirtbags and reveling in it. But the kind of dirtbags I’m talking about aren’t to be celebrated.¬† When you hear about UN peacekeepers sexually abusing kids in Central Africa, those dirtbags are guys. You won’t find a lot of women guilty of this.¬† When you hear about all the sexual abuse that’s happened in the Catholic church, that was done by¬† priests. Now, I’m not saying that women don’t also sexually abuse kids sometimes. And they certainly are guilty of simple abuse. But overwhelmingly, when we hear about children – even babies – being sexually attacked or being made sex slaves, that is predominantly by and for the male of the species. (more…)

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I’ve Fallen and I Won’t Get up

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Last night I spent several interesting¬† hours with friends of a friend (who, I think, I can now call my friends). You can’t imagine the subjects we broached (at least, not if you’re male), but one conversation in particular started it all rolling.

“I asked my husband to make our son a pizza bagel,” she said. Not a big deal, right? Put it in the toaster oven, set the timer, keep your eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn, right? You’d think. But, this husband ended up cross examining his wife, as though he needed the formula for weapons grade plutonium. Why couldn’t she tell him exactly how long it would take? Why didn’t she know? How was he supposed to do this on his own?

Which led me to observe: they can’t figure out how long to cook a pizza bagel, but they’re running the world? (more…)

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