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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Vive la what?

The French used to say, "Vive la difference!" in regard to the many ways men and women differ.

Those differences -- mental as well as physical -- were precisely what made the other sex mysterious and alluring.

Today, in America, we're supposed to say, "Quel difference?" and pretend we don't notice any. (Unless, of course, they favor women.)

How much more enlightened we are now!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spot on!
Woman have been conditioned to be like men and the confused male tries to become
less manly, lest he be accused of misogyny. With mom being a man-like, and dad becoming a hen, the poor child is so confused. Is that the reason for the Trans
Phenomenon in America?

Sherie

The Ambivalent Misanthrope said...

And lookie here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-makes-hurried-plans-to-handle-right-wing-event-11969432.php

Apparently all attempts at expressing difference shall be met with government obstruction of such. We are all supposed to snap to it and become feckless, genderless, and politcally uniform.

Tom Bruggeman said...

The french mainly say vive la republique , everything else that follows that pattern is piggy backing on the motto. Also , as I am not a frenchman but a dutchman I really encourage you to look at how a lot of notions of inherrent difference between men and women were introduced or re-introduced and amped up in the 19th century ( I am not saying there are no differences , just that you can't trust the 1800's)

John Craig said...

Sherie --
You make a good point, I think a lot of men sort of de-masculinize themselves on purpose because they're taught that that's what women want. I don't know if that's the reason for the seemingly sudden growth of the trans population, that may have more to do with the *encouragement* of such by the media. (Look at the way Caitlyn Jenner was celebrated for coming out.) Sometimes I wonder if people who would otherwise just be regular old gays, i.e., slightly uncomfortable with their own sex, don't decide that they're full-fledged transgenders just because they know they'll get more positive attention that way, at least from the media. Or, if guys who would just otherwise be regular old transvestites aren't somehow encouraged to take that final step for the same reasons.

John Craig said...

Ambivalent Misanthrope --
That SF thing is just so, so typical of what's going on these days. The Left, in the name of fighting fascism, are in fact the biggest fascists themselves. (If your definition of "fascism" is to not let the opposition have a voice.) It's disgustingly hypocritical.

And yes, the media wants to turn us all into unthinking drones.

John Craig said...

Tom Bruggeman --
I'm not French either, but I think the original expression was Vive le roi. (And la Republique was the natural evolution after Bastille Day in 1789.)

I'm somewhat familiar with Victorian notions of gender differences (women aren't interested in sex, etc.), the fairer sex is given to fainting at the drop of a hat, and so on. The truth is probably somewhere between those quaint 19th century ideas and today's political correct view. The thing is, masculinity and femininity are on a spectrum, both for men and for women, and the problem is, both sides will use extreme examples of each to prove their point. (I.E., Victorians point to extremely delicate women and rugged men, and today's SJW's point to butch women and effeminate men, and neither side is correct.)

But we're not dealing with Victorians anymore, just SJW's.