I’m sure this is happening to someone, though not to me:
You know, of late, I’ve noticed a disturbing sexist pattern of behavior in some readers of blogs I visit. Swooning, crying and apparently, in some cases, fainting. Pass the smelling salts, will you? Said swooning and likewise super girlie behavior can usually be found on the blogs of men. Hence the sexist aspect of this widespread epidemic. And frankly, this has me a little flooped out.
I mean, what am I, chopped liver? Yes, it’s true, I’m jealous and feel more than a little left out. There is nothing more disheartening than visiting one of my buddies’ blogs only to see an inordinate amount of female commenters, swooning, moaning and fanning themselves. It’s just not fair.
Maybe that’s my selling point for the future. “Visit dustbury.com, now with 70 percent less vapor.”
Actually, I don’t have an issue here. There isn’t a whole lot of swoonage in the comment box here, but then again, the sort of person who is actually going to read the sort of stuff I write on anything resembling a regular basis is, I suspect, not given to fainting spells. Besides which, I have a fair number of female blog friends, and I have no reason to assume that their interests are largely prurient.
This question, though, I’ll have to pass on:
Can men only safely express their emotions during the Super Bowl and gut-wrenching sex?
To those of you who have managed to have gut-wrenching sex during the Super Bowl, my congratulations.