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I suddenly have an urge to become a guy, and then go gay.

Posted by Lissa on August 27, 2008

Because, I swear, articles like this make me hate women. 

While I wouldn’t mind going on a rant to explain exactly how stupid, petty, vicious, disrespectful, inappropriate, bitter, hateful, and repulsive I find this woman (or at least her article) to be, Rachel and Cassy have that all wrapped up.

Instead, I’d like to draw your attention to the following:  Have you noticed that, somehow, it’s never the gunnie chicks who write this crap?  No, for gunnie chicks, you get women who think they are lucky to have wonderful relationships with their sweeties.  Do you think that, perhaps, that whole mindset of personal responsibility applies both to the Second Amendment and to relationships?  (Of course, the fact that your lovely wife knows her way around a firing range may help you avoid stupid decisions, like cheating.  Or calling her fat.)  Maybe a woman who thinks it is her responsibility to protect herself and her loved ones, also thinks it is her responsibility to make choices and find happiness.  The same woman who thinks that it is not the government’s job to “save” her probably thinks it is not her husband’s job to satisfy her every whim and be consistently perfect.  (I’m just hazarding a guess here, but I bet that even the sublimely perfect author of this article has a few flaws that drive her husband batty.  Y’think?”)

I contemplate divorce every day. It tugs on my sleeve each morning when my husband, Will, greets me in his chipper, smug morning-person voice, because after 16 years of waking up together, he still hasn’t quite pieced out that I’m not viable before 10 a.m.

That’s the opening line of the disgusting piece.  I’d just like to give Will a hypothetical His-Side rebuttal:

I contemplate divorce every day. It kicks me in the balls each morning when my wife, Ellen, responds to my cheerful “Good morning!” with a growl.  During 16 years of waking up together, she’s never ONCE said “Good morning” back.  But I say it anyway, because it’s gentlemanly. 

Seriously, if you want to get divorced because he leaves his shoes in the middle of the hallway, then you’ve got a serious problem, lady.  If you think that when a woman says her husband is her best friend it means she HAS no friends, you are a self-centered narcissistic little twit.  If you think that “I’m essentially a checkbook and a sperm bank — but I’m okay with that!” is a GOOD AND ADMIRABLE attitude for a husband to hold, then I feel sorry for you — you will never have a partner, only a slave; you will never have a friend, only a servant; you will never have a husband, only a wimp.

As for the poor husband — I want to send him straight to the immortal Kim essay.  And then send him the name of a good lawyer.  *spit*

3 Responses to “I suddenly have an urge to become a guy, and then go gay.”

  1. Brad K said

    lookingforlissa, I think the gun chicks learn respect for their weapons – they become a bit ‘warrior’ in their self image. And bringing respect to a relationship kinda raises the level of respect all around. As one for-instance, when you respect a well-balanced, correctly sighted firearm, you are less likely to put up with bozo for a mate. And higher expectations of respect for your partner set them a higher goal and expectations.

    Anyone that seriously thinks about their ability to defend themselves, and works to improve that ability, crosses a divide into a deeper awareness of themselves and their relationships.

    And the lady that wrote this piece hasn’t ever thought, seriously, about anything life-or-death. Her article shows a tendency to gossip, to snipe, and otherwise be a verbal bully. With shallow understandings of what is important.

    Not all women are like that, thankfully. And the answer is not to hand them a gun. Sharon Astyk (Causabon’s Book) yesterday covered people that should *not* be allowed near weapons – this biddy would be on the ‘avoid’ list.


  2. Sarah said

    Interesting correlation you bring up between relationship success and personal responsibility. I think I am personally responsible for my own happiness as well as my husband’s. I do everything I can to come up with ways to make him happy, and he does the same for me. And if I turn unhappy, it is my responsibility to address the issue with my husband and see if we can find a solution.
    Incidentally, a year or two ago I wrote a post at SpouseBUZZ about the perspective one gains from being a military wife and facing a husband’s mortality. I said that our war widows would give anything to trip over muddy boots. I see my husband’s shoes on the floor as a happy thing: it means he’s not deployed and he’s still alive. It’s all in how you choose to look at it.

  3. lookingforlissa said

    Brad, I agree — I wouldn’t want this woman anywhere near guns. Luckily, I think she’d run screaming at the first glimpse of metal

    Sarah, I agree, and good on ya’ 🙂 I actually was going to include one of your posts, but I couldn’t remember if you owned a gun and I was concentrating on gunnie chicks

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