The Two Extremes

One side wants women to be objects of property, the other wants women to be objects of sexual desire, both of which are hardly different from the other in terms of respect for women as human beings.

There needs to be another version of this animation, where the woman slaps both men silly, then proceeds to wear and do whatever the heck she wants, and walks off with a man, or woman, who respects her and treats her as an equal.

(Animation source: giphy.com)

Don’t Be A Creepy Stalker — We Have NSA For That

Actually quite to the point, and quite important.

But wait, what? … There’s actually a website dedicated to “Women Who Eat On Tubes”? I guess after 17 years on the Internet I shouldn’t be at all surprised, but still … Apparently there’s a fetish for everyone.

[Link to article on thedailybeast.com]

Before you fall for the temptation to do as described in the article, consider for a moment, how would YOU feel if someone posted pictures of YOU on a website, for ridicule and mockery, public embarrassment, open disrespect and tasteless commentary?

[Link to follow-up article on independent.co.uk]

Or, in the unlikely event that you happen to be one of those few who doesn’t give a damn about such things for your own part, how would you feel if for example it happened to your own son or daughter, or other near and dear ones? If it still sounds like a good idea to you, then you may be in need of professional counselling. Or a reality check. Or both.

Plus people who post embarrassing pictures of others on the web without their consent pretty much revoke their own right to complain about what NSA is doing to their privacy. Go figure!

The Classic Hoopy Frood*

“And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change …”

— Douglas Adams

Actually, and I’m saying this as a strictly non-religious guy, I think Jesus was a pretty clever dude with lots of great ideas, ones that certainly ought to be more closely observed by people in general all over the world.

He’s also someone I think I’d totally enjoy sitting down with for wine and a long, intelligent and uplifting chat.

Do your intellect a favour and skip the Divine Connection bit for a moment, regardless of whether you believe in it or not, and really listen to Jesus’ message of kindness, respect and love, you’ll notice that Jesus was the Nelson Mandela of his day. The world needs Nelson Mandelas. Always have, always will.

If there really is a second coming, I’ll bring the bottle. Peace out!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defines the terms hoopy as a “really together guy”, and frood as “really amazingly together guy”, hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy also carries definitions of sass, towel and Ford Prefect, but they are for all intents and purposes outside the scope of this blog post.

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