Aug 12th 2010 3:50PM But Matthew, what's SO bad about wanting the latest generation to get better? I'm from the generation AFTER Bo Wyble, and I myself think that my own generation is worse than his. So before you attack someone who longs for the "Golden Age," you must understand that going down the timeline to present day, the generations have indeed gotten worse. I myself wish that my generation, the Net Generation, would be more like the Greatest Generation, because men of that time were courteous and never used cusswords around women. They let us hang out with them, speak to them, shake hands with them, etc. Women, for the most part, addressing their shortcomings and the Feminist, of course-they're what our eyes have the privilege, not the right, to look at, as well as privileging the other four senses as well. And as men, we sully the atmosphere with foul language in their presence? Well then, it's not surprising to me why we're disapproved of. My generation is nothing but foul-mouthed, inconsiderate, selfish bastards, (referring to the men of course, though the ladies need improvement as well) so why SHOULDN'T we adhere to the standards set by our predecessors? You, like so many from your generation, assume that conformity to what the older generation wants is ALWAYS a bad thing, but yet it must be done if the Greatest Generation and I are to have ANY hope for the upcoming generations. From what I gather, you shrug off her opinions and consider them to be, and I quote, "illogical, uninformed, and ignorant," and yet you yourself have done the same thing. Although I may be wrong-you could have thought about what she said thoroughly, as I have done to what you stated. I assume that you are merely trying to defend the honor of your generation because you believe Sharon to be undermining the whole of you without considering your potential for greatness? I understand that, and I believe you are not to be blamed, for if I DID blame you, I would be no better than what is expected of anyone who passes judgement on others; passing judgement on others is how we let them know they need improvement. And instead of taking it for what it is-constructive criticism in disguise-whoever is being criticized assumes the worst of the Critic, becoming no better than he is.
Just so that you may feel better about your generation, let me tell you some things that MY generation does that's even worse than Bo Wyble:
1. We make rape jokes.
2. We make racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, (I'm guilty too in this department) and homophobic jokes. We see discrimination as funny, and society makes the mistake of tolerating this. As an extension, we make jokes about racial stereotypes.
3. We're obsessed with pop stars and hip-hop artists and see education as an oppressive force and view it with contempt, rather than see it for what it is-preparation for the real world.
4. We're hypocrites, myself included.
5. We swear around women. They let us see, hear and feel them, (all in the non-sexual sense, I mean it in the intellectual and emotional sense) as well as letting us interact with them, hold the door open for them, and pull the chair out for them when they want to sit down. They let us attempt to fix the problem (meaning "give us our chance and then call the expert) before calling the expert. We shouldn't swear around women because swearing's unpleasant-real men provide women with a pleasant atmosphere. Whether or not the lady minds if a man swears around her is unimportant-what matters is making us better men. We shouldn't be this way around women because no one makes men feel good about ourselves the way they do. And by "feel good about ourselves," I'm referring to self-esteem, of course. Last prong: they help keep us in check when we need to be.
6. We swear WAY TOO MUCH. My generation says the F word every five, ten or fifteen seconds. We never let up. I think we're even getting BORED with it.
7. The only insults we can think of are names of private parts. We also yell out the names of private parts for no darn good reason.
I can't think of any more, and I know that there's an exception to every generation-I to mine and I assume you are the exception to yours. But don't call Sharon ignorant just because she has standards. Standards are what keep people from falling off. The reason America's in the shitter right now is because we willingly lowered our standards too much. Furthermore, her "deluded viewpoint," as you put it, comes from observations she's made and memories she's had of men who've held the door open for her when she wants to walk into a building, etc. etc. She says these things not because she hates Bo and Sarah's generation, but because she wants to see them benefit from what HER generation did, if that makes sense. If I am wrong, someone correct me.
It's also none of our business whether Sara breaks up with him or not, but that's just me.
Have a good day, all of you.
May 17th 2010 4:43PM I'm glad that "Chuck," was renewed. It's in the triad of my three favorites along with "Smallville," and "Greek."
But although I got my show saved, I feel bad for you guys who lost YOUR favorite show. Hope this makes you guys feel better.
Feb 17th 2010 7:25PM I'm impressed. Thirty chick flicks in one month? It takes manliness to be willing to step outside your element for a lady. I'm glad that chivalry isn't dead: it's needed now more than ever. This guy willingly indulged in his wife's joy knowing full well it was far from his own. I've never had a lady, but thanks to this guy, I know what sacrifice is. I have a better insight on what to do in a relationship. (At least to keep sparks going and for making her happy.)
But to the ladies who don't like the method he used to better understand women, he made an attempt, isn't that the important thing? And to the women who enjoy action flicks, give yourselves badges of honor. The world needs people like you.
Nov 20th 2009 9:23PM Whoever disapproves of this article is a dumbass. There are men's things and there are women's things. Men don't do yoga, we don't use emoticons, we only ask women how we look, because we have to adhere to protocol. Whoever thinks that men and women can do the exact same things is either an idiot, insane, or hasn't understood the association with manhood. Things like manicures, pedicures, the word "feelings," and going "aww," are all women's things. Men, we have to keep our emotions under control. If we didn't, all hell would break loose. The traditional male image plus the modern female image is what society today needs to incorporate.
Nov 5th 2009 4:05PM To MikeofLA, why is it unacceptable if a man hits a woman? It's about equal treatment, right? The whole point of this article is self-defense. And a woman who hits a guy for no plausible reason, because she was offended by the slightest thing you did? If you accidentally spilt something on her? I'm telling you right now, if women want to be equal to men, the "men can't hit women," bullshit has to end. If the person, man or woman, deserved it, you can fucking hit them.
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