I’ve seen it many times on the SDMB, and it really surprises me that no one ever calls anyone out for this cheap shot. What I am talking about is someone insulting someone else either verbally or in their head “Sorry about your small penis!” or some variant, because the person who is a jerk gets into a hummer, escalade, or sports car etc.
For one, it is beyond lame to insult a man even if he DID have a small penis. It is a very sexist double standard. I’m trying to think of an equivelent “compensation” for women…something like, “Sorry your clit is so huge!” or something if a woman spends too much on kitchen equipment? I have no idea, I am not that creative. But insulting someone’s genitalia is lame because it’s something they can’t help anyways, and because two, it’s not like the guy you hate so much because he has a sports car can whip it out and disprove you without being arrested anyway.
The other reason I find it REALLY annoying, is because all my life I have loved sports cars and fantasized about owning one. I have always found driving a fun, enjoyable activity, and as soon as I could I bought a sports car within my budget: a 1988 5 speed Toyota Supra turbo with quite a bit of performance modifications.
The car was old and wouldn’t win any beauty contests, but it made me happy because I finally had a performance car that was fun to drive. If I had more money I would love to own a Porche, BMW M3, or even a newer Supra. Because I like cars…nothing else. I no longer even own the car, I now own a barely working 2000 Dodge Neon, I guess my penis doubled in length and girth because I now have an econo-box. :rolleyes:
People always make fun of the middle aged guy driving the Porche saying “mid life crisis” etc. Unless you are incredibly fortunate to have a ton of money at a young age, mid-life is of course when lots of men such as myself start to even have the money to afford such a car. (I’m 26). If posters disparaged a woman and said that a man must’ve bought her her Porche, everyone would jump all over them, but assuming negative things about men based on what they drive is completely fair game.
I like driving, and I like the engineering and design involved in fast cars, nothing more. It’s very childish, and overtly sexist to disparage a man’s genitals because of what he chooses to drive, and I think the SDMB should be better than that.