February 23, 2009

Why Women Are Angry

Now here is is an article that is guaranteed to start numerous fights. If the author were close enough I'd ask her to iron my shirt, bring me a drink and change into something sexier and then I'd duck.

"I never have a moment that's just mine. Someone always wants a piece of me. Yesterday, in the middle of a bikini wax, I had an urgent call from the office and had to orchestrate a crucial meeting on the other side of the world, biting my fists to stop yelping at the wrong moments.

Frequently, as I reach for a file from my bag in the midst of a presentation, a pair of baby pants or a lollipop falls out. It hardly helps my image as a cool, collected professional. I watch the smug glances of the men around the table and want to slap them.

Recently, the Children's Society published a report lambasting modern women for being too selfish to be good mothers.

Are they kidding? I'd like to see the authors spend a week in my shoes. Most of my days are a near-precipice experience. I'm so close to the edge that I'm in a semi-permanent state of panic. I have a constant list of things I have to do running through my head like a stock market ticker-tape.

What must it be like to live without the tyranny of the list? To sink into a bath and not be mentally composing tomorrow's agenda? What is it like to be a man and have nothing to think about but the task in hand?

No wonder the vast majority of our great scientists, thinkers and artists are men. Think how much room they must have in their heads without all the domestic clutter their wives are taking care of.

Am I angry? You haven't heard anything yet."

4 comments:

mTp said...

Seems to me that she made a choice. She made a choice to have children. She made a choice to work. She made a choice to try to do both. Her reference to men who do not have to pay attention to the home front ignores that they make a choice too, to ignore their wives and children. If you want to be famous and selfish make that choice. Oh and by the way she also makes the choice to be angry. That only hurts her not all the guys she is pissed at.

Cheers. Make the choices you want and then live with them, after all they are yours.

Anonymous said...

OH, NOW THEIR ANGRY. AFTER THEY WANTED TO BE LIKE MEN. AFTER WOMEN'S LIB (WHICH BY THE WAY WAS CONCEIVED BY MEN).
AFTER THEY STARTED THE SEX WAR AGAINST MEN. AFTER THEY WERE PISSED WHEN A MAN OPENED THE CAR DOOR FOR THEM.

WOMEN USED TO CARRY ON WITH DIGNITY, ELEGANCE AND CLASS, THEY USED TO OWN THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND THEIR HUSBANDS' TIME AND EFFORTS TOO. THEY USED TO MANAGE THE BANK ACCOUNTS, EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN. NOW THEY HAVE BECOME MASCULINE. THEY ARE ONLY.... TAXABLE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND SOURCE OF AFFECTION: DAY CARE EMPLOYEES. NOW THEY ARE ANGRY??

Anonymous said...

OH, NOW THEIR ANGRY. AFTER THEY WANTED TO BE LIKE MEN. AFTER WOMEN'S LIB (WHICH BY THE WAY WAS CONCEIVED BY MEN).
AFTER THEY STARTED THE SEX WAR AGAINST MEN. AFTER THEY WERE PISSED WHEN A MAN OPENED THE CAR DOOR FOR THEM.

WOMEN USED TO CARRY ON WITH DIGNITY, ELEGANCE AND CLASS, THEY USED TO OWN THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND THEIR HUSBANDS' TIME AND EFFORTS TOO. THEY USED TO MANAGE THE BANK ACCOUNTS, EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN. NOW THEY HAVE BECOME MASCULINE. THEY ARE ONLY.... TAXABLE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND SOURCE OF AFFECTION: DAY CARE EMPLOYEES. NOW THEY ARE ANGRY??

Anonymous said...

Yup! it's just a matter of choice.