Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ouch Baby... My Buddy Zerb Writes In...

When you place yourself at the top you have a lot to lose. A man's identity was pretty much formed in social opinion by the behaviour of the woman he was supposedly in control of. So if a wife addressed him too familiarly in public, or wore too much makeup, or drank too much, let alone slept around, a man was emasculated.

Men dug their own hole here.


The rest of it here: Broadsides

But SheenaVision readers should not get the wrong idea. Trust me - I'd still scratch that bitch's eyes out if she ever tells me again that I'll be wearing flats any time soon...

8 Comments:

At 7:38 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I can't claim to really 'get' straight men overall when it comes to women, but I just can't take anything that AZ woman says very seriously.

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Antonia Z said...

Actually Sheena, I didn't write those words. Author Susan Squire (I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage) said them to me in an interview.
I recommend that book to all men.

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Thanks Z.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Whitenoise said...

What a load of self-serving crap. A man's identity is formed by his beliefs, goals, actions and accomplishments. A spouse may contribute to that identity, but she arrives on the scene long after it has been "formed".

There have been matriarchal societies in human history. There have even been female rulers, politically and corporately- queens, prime ministers, presidents and CEOs. The desire and attempt to control other human beings is not exclusive to the male gender.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Antonia Z said...

Read the book, WN. I can't do justice to all her research in a 900-word edited version of a two hour phone conversation.

Or, just read this ... it conveys a lot of what happened over the past 2000 years.

http://www.bible.ca/marriage/submission-independent-of-culture.htm

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Whitenoise said...

As I understand it, Ms. Z, the book is about marriage and church. Blaming me and my penis for misogynistic control of women is like me blaming you for Hitler's crimes because you happy to be white and of european descent.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Whitenoise said...

make that "happen"

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Oh my god, you're actually friends with that idiot.... I thought the 'buddy' thing was a joke.

Well, for you Sheena, love will always reside in my heart, no matter our differences when it comes to whom we read.

 

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