Sorry to misuse the excellent cartoon sent by Chuckles:
… but it was so apt.
It must be obvious that I do passionately care about some things and one of them is the PCism and the reverse-sexism which is part of what is keeping this nation in penury and on a downwards spiral. It must also be obvious that I don’t care about my own safety in the comments I make and in fact, in RL, I have my own agenda which means, basically, that the things I campaign for do not affect me directly.
Yet the reverse sexism does gall and that’s why I go on about it. A much-repeated incident the other day underscores what I mean here. When I go into town to shop [some km by bike and a nice ride it is too], I have to go by the dole office and also go into two offices in the central area to pay things.
Standing outside that dole office were [and I counted last Tuesday] 12 men and 2 women. That in itself should have alarm bells ringing. On the way back, I peered through at the officers behind desks and there were, in the visible downstairs, of the 8 officers, 6 women and 2 men – one was older and the other was pretty nondescript.
That also should have alarm bells ringing.
One of the offices I go to has about a dozen women in it and I counted the three men. Now the interesting thing is that the women are happy and laughing and chatting about this and that and each of those men was sitting at his computer, minding his own business and getting on with his job. One of the animated females walked over and perched near one of the guys. He was polite and answered her questions – now something is distinclty wrong in that place.
This is straight role reversal. The other office I have to go to had a similar situation. At one point in 2010, I had to go on a course and the same thing was the case there, which is when this first impinged on the consciousness. Just what the hell is going on? When I go to another town to work, by train, in that carriage are a vast majority of females, dressed smartly for work. There is a smattering of males and some of those are down and outs. I spoke to one of them – he’s out of work and does the commute to wander about the town for something to do.
Now I’m not blaming any of those women for that situation – they have to take jobs they apply for but it’s obviously far easier for women these days. So I took to looking at these guys and talking to them. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were wimpish but they certainly were not the alpha male. It was as if they were on some sort of “nice” drug, not saying anything controversial, not putting a foot out of place. It was like a reverse Stepford Wives convention and there was definitely some silent tyranny going on in there.
What was so very pointed was that none of these men was boisterously happy, as offices are portrayed by the feminists, with ogling males passing remarks on the women or coming on to them. There was zero bravado or even confidence with these pay-packet taker-homers. Sorry, but that was sick. Contrast that with the women who were almost carefree in their banter and repartee.
Now if this is the payback, then fine. I suspect that for every one of those girls, there’s no misandrist payback involved at all. They’d be shocked to know how they were selected – on what grounds. In fact, knowing one or two of them, they’re lovely ladies and what I say on this blog never gets said to them or even hinted. I play the traditional male role as I always have.
But it’s those men who worry the hell out of me. What on earth has occurred that either 1. took the masculine spark out of them or 2. made it so that that type only was selected for work? It’s almost as though the only males allowed around an office are those who are non-threatening to the females.
My question is – is that healthy? Is that organization likely to progress, given that there are no Bill Gates or Steve Jobs types in there? To see such a lack of oomph from the men is truly bizarre and truly disquietening. I’m getting visions of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over and an HR department of Nurse Ratcheds.
People – there is most certainly something wrong going down and I know many men have said it before, in previous years, even at this blog, so where are these men now? Is it some misplaced sense of faux-chivalry, is it the fear of being labelled as sexist [remembering I don’t give a damn what I’m labelled as] or is it, as Wolfie said, wiser to keep the mouth shut in this day and age? If so, then how far are we from the EUSSR?
Now he’s as alpha-male as it’s possible to get and I fear the type is an endangered species. It only exists at Olympic Games or so it seems. Emasculation? Bollox to that.
Have men gone the way of the Eloi, conceding to the silent tyranny?
A good place to start nalysing that is the closed shop of HR, to see the gender distribution therein. I began that last week and was chatting to an HR department – they were ALL women of the worst kind imaginable – brutish and cold. If you multiply that across the country then there, I believe [and you might have come to this conclusion already], is the root cause of the whole problem.
What hope this society?