Two recent posts concerning a lawsuit filed by a female against New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority caught my attention. The female, now 25, filed suit against the MTA, alleging that its employees were negligent in not coming to her aid when she was raped on a G train platform in Queens three years ago.
Coming straight to the point, Rex Patriarch fittingly asks, “Why Should Any Man Help You Now?”
Seemingly in answer, The Elusive Wapiti notes that this “World Without Men” is what feminists have long sought. Hence, he quite rightly finds it curious that feminists are offended that men did not risk their lives to run to the female’s rescue.
One clueless feminist commenter asked, “is violence against women THAT normalized??”
Here’s a clue: Why yes, yes it is. Violence against women has always been an integral part of every human culture. That is, until a couple of hundred years ago when a few good men of faith came to believe that such violence should not be tolerated. Of course, since then we’ve been excoriated for creating, building, and maintaining such a society so oppressive to women.
I find this comment particularly rich: “Anyone who can just stand and watch as a woman's taken off to be raped has a screwed up moral code.” You silly feminists spouting off to men about morality - really! Don’t you recall that you find men’s moral rules to be tyrannical and repressive?
"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. " - Gloria Steinem
Well, we men have heard you. We’ve heard how you’re strong and independent. We listened when you told us that you didn’t need us. We believed you when you told us that we were irrelevant in your female life. As a matter of fact, all along we’ve heard your demands, and moreover, have given you everything you’ve asked for.
You now have everything you wanted.
I will no longer come to your rescue, and I implore my brothers in arms to do the same. I’m not running across the street to save you from a mugger. I’m not getting in a bar fight because some random thug accosts you. I am not your knight in shining armor, as you have so plainly let me know. Chivalry is dead, don’cha know.
Frankly, I will not even call the police to help you.
You see woman, I will no longer be so much as inconvenienced by your existence. You now offer me nothing, but have the gall to continue to demand everything. I suggest you begin practicing what you’ve been preaching all these years.
You’ve told me my entire life that you can handle anything. So handle it.
I have better things to do with my time. I have that 18 year old bottle of single malt to finish, good cigars to smoke, travel, a reading list as long as my arm, and, oh yes, hunting and fishing to do. That’s right, I smoke too much, drink too much, play my music too loud, drive a big truck, and kill tasty little woodland creatures for the grill. And lest I forget, I have dinner to cook, house cleaning, laundry, and shirts to iron. You see, I really can and do handle anything, including those little necessities of life you find so oppressive, but I find fulfilling.
Let me bottom-line it for you, sweetie: I will no longer be your friend, your colleague, your lover, your husband, or your savior.
I simply don’t need you. I just don’t care anymore.
I’ve gone fishing. And I’ll be away for the foreseeable future...