“DON’T KAM BACK AND SAY WHY DIDN’T I LISTEN TO MICHY WAI. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALIDATEDED. Okay la. Don’t listen la. Come back in one month. Only then IT’LL COST YA.”—Michelle Tam, as her alter ego Li Peng.
I think I am very bad at it, or perhaps I just don’t understand it. I know that men and women are equal, although rarely treated as such. I’ll be the first to say that the topic of gender studies turns me off, mainly because of the myriad theories thrown around as people try excuse one belief or justify another.
My take on all this begins and ends at CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? How far do we take it, really? Do we snap at men who praise us for doing well in traditionally male-dominated fields? Are we really beyond using our sexuality to our benefit, and if we aren’t, how is that different from a man using his physical strength to his? Women are not sex objects, what objects are men not?
See, this all confuses me, a lot. There are terms bandied about that I feel miss the point: I just saw an article on Clutch which utilized the phrase ‘reverse-racism’, which my friends know throw me into one of my tempers.
With the Internet, every jerk with a degree has an opinion (thanks Wikipedia) and while I appreciate the addition to the discussion, it is starting to become noise.
I have the same lack of regard for those who bandy about a philosophical or political view too readily. Can I be Chris Rockian? Dogmatism is death to discourse, after all.
It amuses me that all throughout typing this, I’ve been eyeing the attractive young woman of Chinese ethnicity standing in line at Auntie Anne’s. She is wearing a very short red dress cinches with a black belt. Her shoes and her bag match each other, but not her belt, which annoys me.
But she is very pretty. I like pretty women.
I will say that I am slightly finicky about the use of girl/women. Someone I used to be very fond of once tweeted ‘I like girls. Happy Women’s Day.’ which rubbed me the wrong way in a big way.
Sometimes I worry that my views are unfashionably, shockingly medieval. That said, I don’t label myself a feminist. I would just like for