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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hey, That's My Son You're Talking About!

Men are so stupid.

Need proof?  Out of the thousands of sitcoms that have been made, name 10 men who had a brain.  Name 10 who didn't act like a child or who didn't need a woman to look after him.

Need more proof?  Eavesdrop on a group of women and you'll hear just how stupid and childish men are.

Need more proof?  Ask a 12 year old girl who watches TV and hangs out with mom.

What?  You take offense?  You disagree with thousands of sitcom directors, millions of women, and the majority of 12 year old girls?  Seriously?

Good!  Because I do, too!  After all, that's my son you're talking about!

When I see a sitcom portray men as unable to change a diaper and a woman...or a kid!...has to do it for him, I think, "Hey, that's my husband you're talking about!"

When I see them portray a teenaged boy like he's five while the teenaged girls are rolling their eyes and treating him like a child I think, "Hey!  That's my son you're talking about!"

When I hear women talking about how men can't do anything I think, "Hey!  That's my husband you're talking about!"

When I hear women say how their husband is just like their son...as if it's a bad thing... I think,  "HEY!!! That's my husband AND my son you're talking about!"

I'm simply tired of it.  I'm so tired of my husband being told that he is unable to think for himself, take care of children, or show emotion.  I'm so tired of women putting MY man down by griping about their husbands/ex-husbands/boyfriends by saying that their men aren't good enough because, well...because they're men.

Oh, and did you realize that your son is sitting there listening to all this and hears just how stupid you think he is?  Do you realize that you are telling him what it means to be a man...to you?  Oh, yes you did just call him stupid, lazy, and incompetent.

And as for TV, how DARE they spend 30 minutes insulting MY SON?!?  And how dare they feed that garbage to my daughters?!?

Listen.  Look.  It's everywhere you go.  Talk about a double standard!  Women, we simply wouldn't take it if we were portrayed as stupid and incompetent.

I'm sick of it, sick of doing it myself, because after all, that's my son I'm talking about!


  1. Great post Rachael, thanks for sharing it with me.

    It is so true that the media has a double-standard going on when it comes to men vs. women.

    The real question to me is, why do most people love that? Why do most people consider it great entertainment (men and women alike)? I know I do. What I don't know is why...

  2. Hey, thanks for leaving a comment, Dan. I just read your post about worthless men and the women who make them. I didn't realize it was a series of sorts. :)

    You post an excellent question and I have been thinking about it much of the day. To be honest, I don't find it entertaining anymore, but it's something I've been noticing for a long time now. Still, sometimes I find myself laughing until I realize that, once again, it's a man who's the butt of the joke.

    I've typed and backspaced, then typed and backspaced several times with an answer and each time I think, "No, that's not it, either." Guess I'll go back to thinking.

  3. Well said...and THANKS for saying it!!! I too have long been more than frustrated over the portrayal of men! Try looking through parenting magazines - there are even few pictures of men! The latest movie about a working mom and stay at home dad is especially insulting to me as a mom and to fathers. I think that must be why when a movie like Courageous comes out it is being so well received. Instead of bashing men, it's supportive of men and giving them a call to action. We wives and moms should agree to stop the negative talk and hold each other accountable!

  4. Tracey-very well said, yourself! You are so right-on about those stay-at-home dad movies!!! Fantastic point! (LOVED Courageous!!)

  5. I think you are so right... but you forgot to add that they also make men look sexually out of control, driven by sex, unable to be faithful...drooling over women 1/2 their age... after all "he's a red blooded man". I think that is pretty insulting too!!!

  6. True...very true. I certainly don't want my son to think that James Bond is a role model!