Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mysogynist

A few days ago, I got a couple of anonymous emails (well, not so anonymous, they came from this email address: clubbooboo@yahoo.com) that were kind of funny. Firstly, I think it's funny that the person who sent them wished to remain so anonymous that she (I'm conjecturing that it's a she, since she accused me of having "misogynistic zeal") would email me instead of leaving a regular anonymous content like some of the people around here.

So, in the effort of full disclosure, I think it would be cool for everyone to read the two emails she sent:
The misogynistic zeal in your posts regarding your sister in law worries me. Did you take your meds? Perhaps the Zoloft isn't working. Go back to your psychiatrist and tell her.
Apparently, my posts regarding my sister-in-law got her a little fired up, so she read the rest of them, too.

Then she was so frustrated, that she looked up my email address again and sent me this email, in defense of my sister-in-law's preposterous idea that the vast majority of Muslims are terrorists.

Since you had to look up information about Islam and you didn't know that the majority of muslims are not arabs, perhaps you should remember that many asian muslims are terrorists. Perhaps the Bali nightclub bombing rings a bell? What about the murders carried out in the Philippines by islamic terrorists? What about pakistan? The last time I checked, pakistan is an asian country - where Osama and his cohorts are hiding out.
I think everyone around here who actually read the blog know that I encourage dissenting comments. It causes a better understanding. But I have to say that I'm just annoyed by the level of anonymous comments with little sense and rabid zeal.

I think the second email is legitimate. I still think it's preposterous to support a person saying that the majority of Muslims are terrorists, but her argument is cogent. But the first email. Well, that's just silly.

So, here was my response that I sent her:
There's no misogynistic zeal in the posts. That would imply that I think all women are stupid. I assure you, it's only this one. What I can't figure out is why you didn't post these messages as comments on the blog? We all read and respond to those.

I really don't hate women. Seriously. Although I do prescribe to Kurt Vonneguts axiom, "Men are jerks and women are psychotic." I believe, as he does, that there are no exceptions to that rule. My problem is that I can only stomach unerring stupidity, like that displayed in my sister-in-law for so long with out snapping. And writing blog posts about it to prove her wrong are much more productive than getting angry.

Also, I don't take meds and I don't go to a psychiatrist. I'm a healthy human being.

Feel free to comment on the blog.

Best Wishes

Bryan
So.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to email comments to clubbooboo@yahoo.com.

11 comments:

John said...

I'm not a jerk.

John said...
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Bryan said...

John, you're a nice guy, but I'm sure there are times when you've been a jerk, to somebody. That axiom doesn't mean we can't feel bad about it.

We're guys. It just happens sometimes.

We can't help it.

Same with girls.

Steven Greenstreet said...

Sounds like clubbooboo@yahoo.com could use a nice pounding in the vag.

Know what I mean?

Nadia said...

How old are you?

Steven Greenstreet said...

Old enough to know that clubbooboo@yahoo.com could use a nice pounding in the vag.

Know what I mean?

Anonymous said...

Steven obviously represents girl-hating that prompted my email in the first place. Maybe Bryan isn't the misogynist after all. Steven, turn off the eminem before you start representing yourself as a misogynist and a homophobe.

Can you imagine why I may have posted anonymously?

Bryan said...

Ok. You've got a point on the anonymity thing with Steve.

Thanks for responding back.

I didn't think we were going to hear from you again.

Steven Greenstreet said...

Anonymous, I have officially turned off the "eminem". It took me a while to figure out how to do it, but I succeeded. Celebrate with me now.

Anonymous said...

Let's let this one go. I was just trying to get a reaction. Negative attention seeking. It is funny how you all reacted to my posts and email.

Anonymous said...

One more thing. I don't think all muslims are terrorists. Raise your hand if you have lived in a predominantly muslim country for an extended period of time...

me...

okay then. I didn't know that Steve was the great filmaker (sic?) I loved the movie and have recommended it to all of my friends and family. I showed it to my brainwashed in laws (note the gender-neutral name calling!)

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