Andybob's Corner #3

We are back, lads and lassies. Gather round and get cozy. Here’s your hot chocolate and wool blanket. Flames are dancing in the hearth, leaping and pirouetting over crackling oak. A gentle clock strikes the hour as friendly shadows softly saunter ‘cross the walls. We are together again.
And Andybob has come to visit.
Take a sip of your chocolate while he settles into his rocker by the fire. Snuggle in all comfy as he gives the embers a nudge with the poker.
And let’s all put on our quiet hats. Andybob has some lessons for us, and we want to hear them clearly.  He knows what’s best for little girls and little boys. And come to think of it, for the big ones, too.
Andybob on:

…White Knights, Raising Children and Daddums

A father issuing threats of violence against any male who may sully his daughter’s purity is expressing white knight indulgence at its worst. Such a man is proclaiming to the world that his little princess has been raised to perceive herself as a perennially blameless victim without agency. She’s a nightmare on wheels.
Daddy has also been the test-drive vehicle in which princess acquired her skills in manipulating men to commit violence-by-proxy. She has cut her teeth and sharpened her claws on this gun-totin’ buffoon. Unleashing an entitled female who believes she has armed back-up in the event of her being displeased is not a great contribution to society. Of course, I do not have daughters. So, I don’t know how I would react to some long-haired yobo taking my bit-of-a-drongo daughter on a date. In all honesty, probably not very well.
Like most gay guys, my views on child rearing tend to be rather draconian – lots of Edwardian overtones of the speak-only-when-spoken-to variety. My nieces (15 and 16) are very familiar with Uncle Andybob’s views on proper behavior.
They include:
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  • Speaking in clearly-enunciated sentences;
  • No slouching (the children of gays may grow up insane, but they always have great posture);
  • Having at least a working knowledge of all branches of arts and sciences (you don’t have to be an intellectual – I’m not – but don’t be a dill);
  • Showing proper appreciation and respect for their parents (surly, ungrateful daughters are a curse)

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I have always told them that they have been raised with every advantage of love and support, so they have no excuse to ever behave like poor white trash. The prevailing culture celebrates and excuses appalling behavior from girls. It is vitally important to counteract this by setting clear and consistent expectations.
I make certain that the prospect of a lengthy lecture from Uncle Andybob provokes more fear and dread than an unloaded rifle ever could. I don’t lecture my nephew (only 12) about anything. I just make sure that no hateful feminist ever makes him feel ashamed of being a boy. My brother-in-law is a great dad ready to fight any feminist attack on his son.
 

…Big Girls Wearing Little Girl Panties

Feminist invective has never evolved beyond the kind of lazy and hysterical peevishness which characterizes this little gem:
“Being an incomplete female, the male spends his life attempting to complete himself, to become female.” Valerie Solanas.
Yesterday, I saw a remarkable example of Naomi Wolf’s “diminished market value of female orifices” while commuting on a train. I inadvertently sat on the same seat as a woman who was having a very animated conversation with what I assumed was her university professor. She was one of those peroxided, fake-tanned 40-something women who dress like their 16 year-old daughters. She had on low-rise jeans, a sequined top and a pink, blingy handbag. British accent, possibly northern.
[I promise, hand-on-heart, that this woman was studying…Drama.]
She was attempting to coerce the professor into giving her some kind of extension on a drama assignment. In a loud, gravelly voice that can only be achieved by a 3 pack-a-day habit, she began by using her well-worn charms. “Oh go on, Jason [first names with the prof?], please!” She then progressed to trying to get sympathy. “Things haven’t been going well lately.” Then came a few excuses, “I didn’t understand my assignment. I have been sooo busy”. Then came guilt (accompanied by some pouting), “My holiday wasn’t as long as yours.” Then, to my total astonishment, came an offer of a bribe. “I’ll give you $300”. All this was overheard by the entire carriage – she probably scored an ‘A’ for voice projection.
Finally, when all of her feminine wiles had been exhausted, she started to get nasty and accusatory, “You’ve made things so difficult for me.” Then came appeals to a higher force, “I’m going to complain about your curriculum”. She violently banged the seat beside her when she said this He must have finally hung up on her. Out came her iPad on which she was furiously pounding some kind of message/complaint. Someone called in the middle of this and she said, “Can’t talk now. I’m writing to Jason”.
My heart sank for Professor Jason. Was she making good on her threat? Was she paving the way for some kind of false accusation? All of this occurred in the space of about nine minutes. I was stunned by the breathtaking speed in which the flirty act devolved into demonic anger as she contemplated the range of options available to her to inflict revenge on her professor – all because she was too lazy to do an assignment on time. Professor Jason must feel like he is walking on a minefield. His classes must be crammed full of entitled women.
I see lots of women like her – angry harridans embittered that life is no longer the all-expenses-paid free ride they have always known. Feminism gives these women the power to exact revenge on those bastard men who just don’t appreciate the finer points of mature pussy. Her type will never be reasoned with. Women like her have as much interest in fairness towards men as I have in learning macramé. Avoid them at all costs. Go your own way gentlemen.
 

…How to Administer Discipline. This Time on Behalf of YOU.

I saw another intriguingly inept attempt to dismiss the MRM. It even mentions AVFM and RegisterHer. Note the assumptions about male privilege – and the commenters who are having none of it.
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/05/mens-right-zeitgeist
Here is my response:
“Psychologist Oliver James stated that the reason for this is that men are feeling “sexually threatened”.”
You found some pliant white knight to shoot down men for you. How typical. I hope he at least got a pat on the head for his troubles.
Note the ease with which the justified anger and resentment that men feel about the rampant misandry we face under feminist governance is reduced to nothing more than some sneering and unsupported accusation of male sexual insecurity. After all, men don’t care about anything else, do they? If you wish to claim some kind of moral high ground, then I suggest you avoid such repellent gender stereotyping. The men and women who contribute to the website, “A Voice for Men”, would never tolerate such bigotry.
It is clear that you never intended a fair and balanced approach to the Men’s Rights Movement. It was a hatchet piece from the outset. A hell of a week for women? It has been a hell of a week for men, too, but that never even occurred to these privileged princesses. Claiming that women have been “side-lined’ without even thinking to mention the brutality heaped upon men for millennium  is a good example of how men’s suffering is, as usual, either ignored, dismissed or trivialized.
The feminist response to the growing dissatisfaction of men has been shockingly inept. Sending out a pair of clowns like these to laugh at the suffering and marginalization of men is the kind of contemptuous act that has managed to alienate even gay men, like me. Wake up, grow up, woman up, and start treating men with the respect we deserve.
Shame on you.
 

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