Among many other warnings, survivors warned that sexual assault is about abuse of power,& a judge credibly accused of such shouldn’t be trusted w the rights of the vulnerable.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 1, 2021
Now Roe is upended. But we’re not going anywhere. This is a fight for our lives.pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv
Last night, Bill Maher used a portion of his hour long platform to talk about his problem with the Me Too movement. It seems that many liberal, feminist leaning men have the same issue with the movement. They all applaud loudly for women sticking up for ourselves, but the first question they need answered is, BUT HOW DO I GET WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH ME?
They complain that, if everything is illegal, what CAN they do?
My answer is surprisingly simple. Cut the crap and the games, try not looking at us like prey and stop seeing sex as the prize. Forget the pick up lines that rarely work. Women are over it. Instead try getting to know us and letting us get to know you. Most women need to feel like you care an iota about us before jumping into the sack. If you can’t fake that, perhaps, Mr Maher try something you’re good at like opening with a joke. Once we’re laughing we tend to be more open minded also if your sense of humor is funny to us, we feel like we want to be on your side. But most importantly, BE HONEST. Try the fucking truth for once. For example, you see an attractive woman, you walk up to her and say something like, Hi I’m Bill Maher I think your beautiful, how can I get to know you better? Or may I give you my number? If your interested in sex only, may I suggest a prostitute? I’m pretty sure that you know that that’s what they’re there for. Or perhaps a groupie, since you’re lucky enough to actually have some. Or maybe you’ll get lucky and a woman might come up to you and give you her card and say, Please call me if you’re interested in getting to know me, like I did with my husband.
I’m also calling stupidity on the women of the movement. You can’t change the rules of the game without telling men what the new rules are. If you’re a true feminist, you need to take the reigns more often and face the possibility of rejection like men have had to do for eons. After all if we really want equality, we need to start acting like it. I’m willing to bet that most liberal and feminist leaning men would be pretty flattered if those feminists started hitting on them for a change.
As for the successful men, like Trump and Cosby and Weinstein and Ailes and O’Reilly and Franken and Ansari and Mr CK, their behavior won’t change unless they’re held accountable and that’s why the movement exists in the first place. And yes I am aware that these men should not be on the same list as far as degree of crime, the thought is the same, that sex is the prize and they need to either trick a woman into giving it to them, or in the case of the first 3 men on the list, take it.
WOMEN DON’T WANT TO BE ON YOUR TROPHY WALL!
I’m starting to think I need to write a book for women called the do it yourself guide to romance. Yes, it takes guts, but it’s so worth it. I’ve found men appreciate honesty as much, if not more than we do.
I think many men would be surprised by the amount of women that are interested in them.
Thanks to Bill Maher for giving me the angle I needed to write my feelings about this tipping point moment in history, herstory? I’m coining a new word … HUSTORY. human story get it? Maybe if we stopped compartmentalizing by sex it would be easier. But we would have to let go of the word feminist, which I’m betting will be hard fought. But true equality won’t happen until we all make the shift, ladies. All keeping it does is deepen the divide by mere exclusion.
I am a lover of following politics in several countries, my own country, Canada, the folks across the pond in the British Isles and our southern neighbours , the damned Yankees are the top 3. I have been surprisingly impressed with the results of elections in the UK, like London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, and at home, Justin Trudeau working out pretty well. Then this morning the USA gave the world a gift we thought we’d never see … a woman nominee for the American presidency! If, and it’s a big if, Hillary wins , Americans will begin bragging like they invented women, when they should be embarrassed that it took so long. While she only spent 5 months in the office, even Canada has had a female leader. Twenty three years ago Kim Campbell was our Prime Minister.
But I digress, back to Hillary and the road ahead. You might think with this man as her opponent , that her win is a lock, but you’d go broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.
Even the endorsement of this man might not help much.
So, Democrats please ban together and show up for your party in November.
I have long dreamed of one day being able to proudly claim that both our countries are run by feminists. In just a few short months, they could be.
Women just remember that this is only the beginning, we need not rest on our laurels, but double our efforts worldwide.