To My Someday Daughter

Geordie Tate writes:

“As you learn more, you’ll understand more, in the same way that a budding engineer might gradually grow to understand a complex blueprint. If your first instinct when you hear the word “feminist” is to say “those man-haters want equality, but they still want me to pay for everything, hurf durf!” then you currently have as accurate an understanding of feminism as a confectioner would have of a Titan II missile schematic. You know those congressmen who say that Grand Theft Auto IV is a “crime simulator” that is “training new felons?” That’s you, and feminism.

“I know you can do better.”

… as part of a much, much longer and quite excellent post. Read the whole thing.

One Comment

  1. Ian Hurst
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    This bit, right here, is devastating:

    “It is personified in the Nice Guy™ Gamer, one of our number who considers himself an ideal romantic partner because of his ability to offer emotional support under false pretenses, characterizes friendships that don’t lead to sex as “failures,” demonizes extroverts, and awards himself gold stars for not hitting women or raping them.”

    Had me laughing hard enough to receive stares. How many of us have been this guy, or had him in our inner dork circle?