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Musical Interlude: Joe Jackson “Real Men”

You know, I have a strong dislike of men. I’m downright andorphobic with hints of misandry. It is understandable that having to deal with men irritates and wearies me. Quite honestly, I do not understand why women find men attractive, or why any woman would want to have sex with a man.

Sorry about this little rant. A discussion about male privilege with a man who doesn’t want to listen and keeps agreeing with me while claiming he isn’t is just getting on my nerves.

Enjoy some Joe Jackson.

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5 Responses to Musical Interlude: Joe Jackson “Real Men”

  1. Anonymous

    April 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    You must understand why I would be upset about personal prejudices tainting a site that is supposed to inspire constructive political discussions. Since this seems like a personal issue of yours, I would suggest leaving it in a personal blog of yours.

    When you say these things, the repercussions are often more extensive than you may realize. What you post on this site is very public, and reflective of the feminist movement as a whole. I hope you realize that you’re effectively shooting your own movement in the foot, by allowing anti-feminists to stereotype feminists as inherently misandric (even if that wasn’t your intent).

    On a personal note, I hope that you find peace with men and overcome your androphobia. At least you admit to that being a problem, which is the first step towards a solution. Part of gender equality is removing gender classifications and assumptions.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      April 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      You kept missing, and I think you do still, miss the point.

      I admit to having this problem. Those with true prejudices don’t see their prejudices or fears as a problem. Men terrify me, ok, so this isn’t really just about prejudice. Acknowledging that I have this problem makes it possible to move forward.

      Even though this is a semi-professional blog, even a professional blog these days have spaces to vent.

      As for understanding the repercussions of what I say here. . .I am always aware of that.

  2. Really?

    April 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Do you realize that, by being so openly prejudiced, especially through a medium which requires premeditation (as opposed to a heated argument), you’re hurting the feminist movement? I came across this article while searching for misandry and feminism. Others have accused feminists of being prejudiced and spiteful towards men. I was hoping they were wrong, but sadly, it appears as though there is some truth to that assumption.

    I’m flabbergasted that nobody else has called you out on this so far. How can you expect others to be open minded towards feminism, when you yourself are so closed minded and prejudiced? Especially when you seem unashamed, or possibly even prideful about it?

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      April 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Actually, I’m a lot better about men than I was about a year ago. I get ‘called out’ on my attitudes towards men all the time, but the thing is, what do you want me to say? That men are the best thing since sliced bread? I don’t have much use for men, and while I can tolerate and even be friends with men, it doesn’t stop me from being very phobic about them to the point where I just want to run away from them at every step. Just going to the store can be a problem.

      I freely admit to having a problem with men, and it is at its worst when I have to deal with men who don’t really want to listen or who assume that they must absolutely know better than I do because they are male. The fact that I freely admit to having a problem with men shows that I’m a hell of a lot more open minded than those with real prejudices. So, maybe the reason why no one else has commented on this post is because they got that while you didn’t.

    • adamas

      April 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      As one of the men who (I hope) has been trying to help her, including answering her questions about why some men are like this or that, I say to you: Back off!