Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing
but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work
and they super do not see the irony in that
"fake a whole friendship"
wow, someone not only misunderstanding the idea that men can have emotions and are not sex-driven, but also a mind-reader!
I was going to let this slide, but I gave up suffering fools for lent. Here’s a list of reasons why you’re wrong:
I don’t need to read minds to know some men do this, since I’ve known dudes who’ve admitted to faking a whole friendship for sex, or for that matter, a whole romantic relationship. Hell, it’s often treated as something of a boyish prank to lie through your teeth until a woman has sex with you and then suddenly lose all interest in her, even on television. Just ask Barney Stinson.
I’m not talking about the dudes who are genuine in their friendships, which is why I used the word “some,” which I thought made it pretty damn clear I was only talking about the dudes who do fake friendships for sex, not “all men.”
Believe it or not, you can have emotions and not be sex-driven, AND still do really shitty things to people with the expectation of getting sex as a result. You can also steal a candy bar without being emotionless and food-obsessed. I don’t remember saying or even implying that men were emotionless or sex-driven, so I urge you, please, show me where I said that.
I fully understand that men are capable of emotions, and that men aren’t sex driven. That doesn’t exempt them from responsibility for doing things any good friend would do without expectation of anything in return because they believe it will entitle them to sexual favors.
Once again, I don’t need to be a mind reader to know any of this is the thought process going through the minds of some men, because they tell me. I’m shocked at what some men say about women when there are none around. Like, they will straight-up tell me that they hate everything about women except having sex with them and that they will lie about just about anything to make that happen. Of course, I give them my honest opinion on it, because I don’t want them going around thinking other men are woman-hating predators like them.
Also, this has nothing to do with your argument, but your URL is “talking-fedora,” which makes you sound about as ridiculous as people who wear those hats after 1959 look.
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps?Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [a Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.