Saturday, February 17, 2007

Momma's Moon Lodge

No Men Allowed

This post is a place where women can come and commiserate about how stupid men are sometimes and any other thing that they need to get off their chests. For further explanation of moon lodges click here.

Women, feel free to rant and vent.

6 comments:

Bee said...

Hi Rae Ann,

This is a nice idea. What triggered this? You having man-trouble?

Most of the time I get along with men quite well. The other times I wonder why they have to make everything so complicated.

Best,

B.

PS: And, seriously, what's so hard about throwing away the stuff that was 'best before' 1994?

Rae Ann said...

Hi Bee,

Thanks, and yeah, me too. I generally get along better with men than other women, but sometimes they are too difficult too. The current trouble isn't with any one particular man. It's just all of them.

I mean, how hard is it for a man to have some consideration for the different needs of a woman? You know, I don't always want to have to defend myself even if I can do it quite effectively (usually). Sometimes I just want a man to be the stong one. Maybe they've all been brainwashed by feminism into thinking that women don't want their help. Well, goddamnit, I like some help sometimes. I like to be protected and defended.

Well, sorry, I guess I had to vent a little. ;-)

LOL about the old stuff. It's funny, I just found an old box of couscous that 'expired' in 1996.

Have a nice evening,

Bee said...

Hi Rae Ann,

*lol* you know what, my husband would probably recognize what you've said, I must have repeated it one million times ;-) Sometimes I wish they would stop all this crap and just DO. DO whatever! SOMETHING! ANYTHING! Be sure I would object if necessary, but don't always expect ME to make decisions.

Sometimes I'm just tired tired tired - can we please go back a couple of centuries when men were still men and knew what they wanted?

Best,

B.

PS: Regarding the old stuff, see also Allusers ;-)

Rae Ann said...

That's funny about the memo. We sometimes get those fungus growing experiments going in our fridge. Ick!

I guess I'm having a really bad hormonal time right now, but I'm so aggravated that I just can't stop whining about it. ;-)

Yes, men these days are so self-absorbed that they wouldn't even notice if we were beat up right under their noses. Most men now won't step up and be inconvenienced enough to intervene on a woman's behalf, not even a woman he supposedly cares about.

They bitch and moan about feminists, but they won't be men. They expect women to do everything. Well, of course, if we are forced to fight, we're going to fight like girls.

And I probably shouldn't say this, but I will anyway. If a man thinks that on average women are weaker, less intelligent, etc., then he should be the first one to step up to defend/protect a woman when she's in a difficult sitaution. To not do so is kind of inexcusable in my book. It implies a complete lack of consideration and caring. Well, if being a genius means you don't have the capacity for caring, then it's just a waste of brains.

Hmm, that sounds pretty harsh, doesn't it? Well, like I said, I'm hormonal and they don't call me "vicious momma" for nothing. ;-)

(I'm still a little prickly from recent the events at cip's.)

Bee said...

Dear Rae Ann,

*sigh* you're so right. You know, it's totally stupid but men who get nervous and don't know what to do make me angry. It's like they are supposed to fight and to be in charge, and if they don't I can't respect them. But I wouldn't judge somebody on his everyday appearance. There are people whose qualities only show in extreme situations, and my daily drama just doesn't qualify as an emergency situation I guess. It's still upsetting.

Maybe our life has gotten too pleasant for men to fight. After all, we're going to survive anyhow. With or without them...

I just heard this on the radio, thought you might like it, it's a pretty good song

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died


~Nickelback, If Everyone Cared

Rae Ann said...

Thanks Bee! That's a great song.

"There are people whose qualities only show in extreme situations, and my daily drama just doesn't qualify as an emergency situation I guess. It's still upsetting."

Yeah, I guess that's true enough, but part of being human and functioning as a human is trying to be more aware of and receptive to the needs of others. Our daily dramas might not be emergencies, but we still need some attention before they become emergencies.

Part of what I've learned from being married for nearly 16 years is that if the inattention lasts too long then attention will be sought elsewhere.