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Absurd Stereotype

 I read the following on a journal today.  Before, I could respond the Journal was deleted.

" Ever notice that liberal girls are downright mean and nasty for the most part? Most liberal girls spend so much time trying to be manly that they can't get a date, and when they do, it is usually a very feminine man. Remember, they like to date milksops who won't dare ask to help them carry something heavy or open a door. 
     And as I said in a previous entry, what is it with those knotty bun snarly things on the backs of their heads? It must take some effort to make one's hair look that nasty. When I wake up, my hair is in better condition! 
     And of course, liberal girls are mean to girly girls. I remember all the nasty looks in college when one of my many guy friends would carry my heavy bag for me. Hello! He's stronger than me. I have no desire to spend my time pretending to be He-Man. 
     Most young women are liberals anymore. It is very sad. Therefore, I don't have many female friends. If I could get past their political views, they still hate me, because of the male-attention I get. Yes, most men are liberals, too nowadays. But at least they're nice to me. I already have a nice conservative boyfriend (what a find!). So what usually ends up is that most women end up hating me and most guys want to date me. It is difficult to be friends with someone who wants to date you. For every leer I get from a liberal guy, I get a glare from every nearby female.
     Maybe, these mean liberal girls could hold their guys attention if they looked and acted like women. Then again, if liberal guys acted and looked like men, they could do a lot better than these harpies who can't figure out the use of a flat iron and a hair brush"
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Below was my response:

I am a Liberal man. I hold doors for women, for the elderly, for the disabled and for men. I routinely give up my seat on buses and trains to those who have a greater need for the seat. My brother (also a Liberal) and I developed our behavior from the example set by our father, who by today's standards, I would call a Liberal. To be a gentleman, it makes no difference if one is Liberal or Conservative. It also doesn't matter if the person on the receiving end is a woman or a man. BTW, I'm 6'3" tall, played varsity Basketball and Baseball. My Dad was a veteran of WWII. My brother and I both Attorneys. He was a feared prosecutor in the Manhattan DA's office. We are hardly effeminate men.

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I have Conservative friends.  I have Conservative family members who I love dearly.  When people realize that it's politics, it's not personal, we'll get something done.

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wastingmythyme
Mar. 4th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a child wrote the piece that the you referenced. Perhaps one day she will grow up. I wouldn't waste my time or dignify it with a response. Oh sorry, you already did.
jellomarx
Mar. 4th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
You mean that I shouldn't be a variation of Enry Iggins?
wastingmythyme
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh haaaaa, hhhhaaa enry iggins, just you wite
lux_angelis
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Spectacular.

I'm a liberal girl. I don't use a flatiron or wear makeup most of the time anymore because I don't think I need it. I'm pretty either way. I let my husband carry heavy stuff because he's stronger than me and because I like the way his arms look when they're flexed :) I do brush my hair and bathe, and I go out of my way to be nice to people, unless I'm driving and they're going slower than the flow of traffic in the left lane.

On a different note, if her bag is too heavy for her to carry then maybe she should lighten it up so she can carry it herself. She says that liberal girls are jealous of the attention she gets from guys. Let me, as a young woman, translate that: she dresses and acts in a manner than makes guys look and want to touch (and think they'll get to). *I* am bitchy to girls like that, not because I'm jealous (I've got the love of my life) but because I personally think it's the epitome of stupid to base your attractiveness and worth on how many guys stare at your ass that's barely covered by your skirt, or stare at the implants that are a bounce away from falling out of your push-up bra and tank top. And because they delude themselves into thinking they do it because they're the be-all-end-all of fashion and beauty, but in reality it's because they're too insecure about themselves to see their actual beauty and worth.

As you said, being a gentleman is completely unrelated to politics. As a raging feminist I expect chivalry and politeness. As a female I expect respect. As a person I give the same in return.
jellomarx
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I LIKE THAT LAST PARAGRAPH.
lux_angelis
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the enthusiasm.
growingoldest
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the young girl who wrote the original piece is afraid of losing her conservative love to those hot, intelligent, genteel, sophisticated liberal girls--like me! Good gosh, girlie, I have more men knocking on my email than I have time to sort out. I guess being independent, loving, semi-wealthy, well-read, pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-all-races, anti-war, pro-democrat draws the libs and cons like flies to the high-fructose corn syrup. Little conservative sugar, if you haven't lived the Kama Sutra with a strong man, you haven't lived. My bad hair just makes me charming. Ciao!
jellomarx
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
You're in good form today.
growingoldest
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yes dear that's because I work out at the Al Franken Mental-Physical gym. Thanks so much for noticing!
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