We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As a female who enjoys the company of men, I find "sensitive" men unappealingly slimy. They are either weenies, or manipulators. You can care about somebody without wearing it on your sleeve, and real men do not wear it on their sleeve. Real men show things in action, through the way they live, and not in words and show and expressions of emotion and empathy. That's mostly the female department. All that you guys are allowed to do is to listen to us, or to pretend to, and to make occasional noises to indicate that you might be paying attention, or that you are, at least, awake, after we have given you our all and you are at peace. We know you love our magnificent pleasure-filled bodies, and the charming way we turn our heads to glance at your studly selves across a crowded room, or the way we put our hands in the back pockets of our jeans, Bette Davis style, but we'd like to imagine that our hearts and souls matter to you, too. Grant us that fantasy, fellas. It means a lot to us. We are needy souls, and it isn't our fault. God made us this way.
Why does this subject come up? Well, Right Thinking has another one of his deeply sensitive and thoughtful reactions to a study of why men die before women - a study which suggests that if men would become sensitive liberals, they might live longer. A sample of his impressive, if anectdotal, scientific analysis:
So, in other words, turn men into pussy liberals, and they’ll live longer. What a crock of shit. The real reason men don’t live as long is because women drive us to the grave. Really. Think about it. Our sex lives are over in our mid-30’s if we are married, so we have nothing to live for outside of football, gambling, and strip joints. If a man is not married, then he is chasing young ass around the nightclubs, which includes lots of drinking, which also leads us to an early death.
I wonder how much teabag tax money was wasted on this “study.” Any study that doesn’t say its women and their constant nagging and bullshit that drives us to an early grave, is 100% scientifically invalid.
A persuasive case, no? Girls and ladies, take note.
You are both jaded peices of shit. Guys are not weenies or manipulators just because they have emotion and are sensitive. Its called being human... nor are they driven to death from their wives. I happen to be dating a "non weenie" who is muscular and strong in all departments and man oh man, what a man he is... but he's sensitive. He cries, he has a lot of empathy, he is so clean and unscarred from this world's ideas of how a man should act and its the most refreshing thing Ive ever seen. No he doesnt cry over everything, nor does he show his tears to everyone, but to be the one he does cry in front of, is such a warm feeling. How can YOU as a "woman" consider your role as a caregiver and nurturer to be complete if you cant even wrap your arms around your man and let him lay his head on your chest and cry? Stop thinking about what he should NOT be doing to appeal to you and start thinking about how you can fulfill your female shoes of taking care of your man and nursing him back to health. Men are human, and if you want some non emotional heathen to just grunt every once inawhile when you go on some PMSing tantrum, then I feel really sorry for you.