I have to say, I’ve never met a man I didn’t despise in some way. And that includes myself. Ugly, brutish, infantile, full of bravado and greed, or weak and useless. The phrase “Well adjusted man” almost seems to be an oxymoron.
I know it’s probably not true, and that women are neurotic in their own ways, but I can’t help but be biased against men.
I guess it’s probably un-PC to admit that you’re bigoted, but… oh well. Who else?
Yeah! Hating other men is one thing, but why do you hate yourself? There are things I dislike about myself; I constantly work to improve them. What have you been up to? Over the years have you managed to tone down the bravado? Take an edge off the brute? For instance, what if we organized a tea party?
I don’t much like a significant portion of women. I don’t want to talk about
TV shows in general
Which puts me out of the realm of a LOT of conversations. But that doesn’t mean I hate women! Instead, I look for women who have similar tastes to me. There’s less, it seems, we have a lot of cultural baggage to talk about “homey” things, but they are out there.
I should point out this doesn’t mean I NEVER want to talk about those things. Just not…all the time.
Do you have ‘typical’ male interests? You know things like sports and such? I’ve found that most of my truly close friends are female because the vast majority of men I have met have had mostly the stereotypical interests (mostly sports) and, as I don’t, it is hard for me to get past the initial small talk stage of building a friendship. However, with my female friends they too usually lack those interests and so we find other things to talk about. I do however have to occasionally sit though looking at a clothing catalog, but thats okay as I’m allowed to make fun of the pictures.
One of the advantages to having a father who is a good person and who definitely does not fit your description is that I’ve always known, firsthand, the fallacy of your point of view. And I could say similar things about my mother.
Bizarre. If you really include yourself and don’t like yourself, why wouldn’t you just change who you are? There are plenty of things about myself that I haven’t liked and have worked on changing (and succeeded in many cases) and the same is true for many people.
I don’t understand why you’re a self-hating man. But then again, I don’t see how anyone could clump all men or all women into one category, let alone say that they despise all of them…
It’s mostly because of the Dope that I don’t make generalizations about men or women any more, and I bristle at what I overhear from my co-workers. So yeah, I have a hard time figuring anyone out, but not men or women in particular.