First, I have something that's been on my mind and bothering me since the other day, so I thought I would share it here to vent/rant/get it out of my system. I overheard somebody saying this to someone else the other day: "Women are just for f*&king. Oh and making some food, making your babies. They can be beautiful sure, but they are not intelligent like men." He was quite serious too. 'WTF?!' I hear you cry. Yes, that's right, there really are people out there who think like this! Firstly I was shocked and outraged, not only on behalf of women, but on behalf of men, and well, all decent human beings, who may be similarly offended having heard something so disgustingly ignorant and wrong. But since then, I have started to feel sorry and sad for this particular dude, with his clearly messed up, backwards view of the world. Then again, there must be plenty of others who may echo his particular sentiment? Be it that we have a host of stupid (mostly male), power-hungry, psychopaths running the world?? It almost makes me want to pack up and move HERE, to this utopian sounding (albeit for the lack of decent, intelligent men there, as per the article) society in a small town in Brazil: http://www.dailyedge.ie/noiva-do-cordeiro-women-1643505-Aug2014/ . It also makes me SO glad and thankful that Husband (and all my other beloved male friends and family out there) are intelligent and beautiful people who would never hold such a strange view of women and the world, but the fact that there are people out there who genuinely still think this way is quite disturbing.
What are your thoughts?? Do you know men who think like this? To the male readers out there, what would you say if someone came out with such a statement? I am genuinely curious.
Now it's off to work I go, teaching two classes this morning and who knows what's on for this arvo. Have a wonderful day everyone!