(Note to male readers: I'm pissed, you may want to wear a cup...)
As a mother of three daughters, I am intensely aware of the challenges faced in raising "X" bearers vs those parents whose progeny have kickstands.
Face it, no matter how far feminism has tried to bring us, men still have a third leg up in this world. Whether it is jobs, power or simply perceived value, men still move through society with greater ease, and far less sexual prejudice, than do women.
Kind of amazing considering how stupid are the whole lot of them.
Yes, I said STUPID and yes, I said THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM.
Ask any of my daughters to complete the sentence, "Boys are ----" and they will immediately fill in that blank with the word STUPID.
To all the men reading this who now have their testes in a knot, stop being stupid and keep reading.
I am raising my daughters in a world still largely run by the male populace. It is a world that is f*cked up, pocked marked, war mongered, corrupted and diseased. A condition in which it has arrived at the hands of the men who have run it since God was a child.
And because of the obvious inequity, incompetence and flat out egocentric behaviors that have been demonstrated right down the line, I am fighting like hell to raise my daughters to be confident, intelligent, secure, self sufficient women who will never feel inferior to any man who crosses their paths.
They will grow up knowing they do not need a man to take care of them. They will grow up aware of every idiotic man who makes a headline for running a company or country into the ground. They will grow up understanding that they are capable of making strong, informed decisions - that their opinions matter. Most of all, they will grow up knowing that no man ever has the right to tell them what to do or to mete out any punishment upon them.
Enter our nominee for World’s Largest Piece of Human Shit 2005: Nazir Ahmed of Pakistan.
This past weekend, Nazir, one of the aforementioned stupid "Y" bearers of the world, slit the throats of not only his 25 year old stepsister, but his three young daughters (ages 8, 7 and 4) as well.
Screw that - there is no reason.
Reason implies thought. Thought implies rationale. Rationale implies human being.
Nazir is shit. Shit does not think. Shit merely stinks up the nostrils of those exposed to it.
Nazir committed what is commonly referred to in his part of the world as an "honor killing". Yes, that old conservative Islamic religion just gathers more and more respect, doesn’t it? It is an accepted practice that allows for the murder of hundreds of females each year by male relatives intent on restoring some f*cked up notion of honor to the family.
Perhaps a female cousin was raped. Kill her.
Maybe someone has started a rumor, no fact, that an unmarried female has held hands with a male. Cut her throat.
Maybe a female relative accidentally let her veil slip in a public place. Kill the bitch.
Notice there is no mention of the male who raped, pillaged, looked, touched or gossiped about the woman in question. Seems to me, in order to restore "honor", a few gonads should be offered up to old Mohammed...
In Nazir’s case, it was number two, a rumor about his stepsister and a purported "lover" (started by her husband, whom she had fled from due to severe, substantiated abuse) - no "lover" has ever been found or substantiated - that made him decide he needed to kill her in order to restore his family’s honor. And just to make sure his daughters did not grow up to commit adultery, he killed them too for good measure.
In. Front. Of. Their. Mother.
Yes, as he slit their throats, he paused in between each kill to threaten the terrified mother who was holding their infant son.
STUPID SACK OF SHIT.
He deserves to have his balls eaten off by feral pigs in the town square, then have his brain removed through his rectum with a pitchfork. And I would buy a plane ticket to watch.
This "man is better than woman" mentality is still prevalent throughout the world. Whether it is in severe cases such as Nazir’s in the Middle East, the wholesale kidnapping and rape of young girls sold into prostitution in Asia, the horrific genital mutilation/female circumcision wrought upon young girls in Africa, or less bloody, but no less serious violations right here in the United States where far too many men still rule the roost and control every breath their wives and girlfriends take - I have my work cut out for me in raising these daughters of mine.
I want opportunity for them. I want respect for them. I want them to laugh in the faces of any boys or men who dare drop a line like, "If you really loved me, you’d do it..." And should any man ever try to make them feel inferior or talk down to them? Well, good luck guys. They are only 13, 12 and 9, and already would look you right in your stupid sack of shit eyes and tell you exactly where to go.
And yes, before you ask the stupid question, I have a husband whom I love very much. I am with him because I want to be with him, not because I need to be with him. That is a huge distinction. I know who I am in this marriage, who I am without him. I do not draw my identity from him or believe my world would implode were he to leave.
And yes, he loves me - because I am not a doormat, because I refuse to be told what to do, because I expect equality in our relationship. He is well aware that his daughters take a dim view of their testosterone burdened peers, and he also knows that his daughters are more grounded, confident and mature than any girls he knew when he was their ages. And if teaching them that "boys are stupid" is the key? Well, I daresay he is going to leave a comment after this blog endorsing my methodology.
My daughters are going to make a difference in this messed up world and when they do get ready to settle down with one of you? It will be because they want you, not because, even in any remote way, they need you.
You’ve Got Male - They’ve Got Brains. Good luck.