This is getting pretty predictable:
- Someone does something benign
- Feminists get “outraged”
- People overreact to feminist outrage
OK, now that everyone knows their role, I can continue with Step 3.
Steve Martin tweeted a caring and rather sweet message regarding the late Carrie Fisher. People then got “upset.”
Everyone knows you can judge looks from a distance. It’s incredible–you actually don’t need to talk to someone to know that he or she is beautiful. That’s all Steve said. He clearly implied he noticed her beauty before he got to know her. Once he got to know her, she was all kinds of great, non-visual things, as well.
According to these feminist responses, you’re supposed to be able to tell that someone is witty and bright without ever speaking to them. At least, that’s what they seem to be saying when they complain Steve didn’t notice something non-visual when he first saw Carrie (keyword, “saw”). There’s apparently a way–lost to the rest of us humans–that we can ascertain whether or not someone is awesome on the inside before we notice whether they’re attractive or not. And unless you know how to do this brand of sorcery, you are a sexist.
However, I think this is like the Merry Christmas thing. No one is actually annoyed. Sure, some people tweeted at him, but I really doubt any of them would lose an ounce of sleep if he didn’t delete it. We just all have our parts to play (as I mentioned above) and that’s all these news outlets are doing. Playing their part, getting their Twitter impressions up, and getting clicks to their website. Yes, I know it’s played out to say someone is doing something for clicks, but that’s also almost the only reason anyone does anything on the internet.
But the fact is, he did delete his tweet. Therefore, since there’s an off-chance that someone was actually upset, I will provide instruction to this group of “feminists” who don’t know what real feminism is, but know they don’t like it when men call women pretty.
Here’s the dirty little secret, feminists. Actually, it’s not a dirty little secret, it’s a big neon sign flashing across all of mankind and all of history. That is, all women want to be told they’re pretty. So sorry no one has ever said it to you. Carrie Fisher was a babe and I’m sure she would be flattered to hear Steve say it. People also say she was caring, intelligent, witty, and of high moral character. I didn’t know her so I have no way of knowing for sure, but I have seen nothing to indicate otherwise. But I do know for sure that she was a babe. Because I have eyeballs and a normal libido. And that’s really the point, isn’t it, ugly girls? That no one with a normal libido ever tells you that you are “the most beautiful creature” they have ever seen.
Please, girls, work on yourselves and get a boyfriend. You’ll be happier*. Trust me.
* and less annoying.
P.S. By way of further instruction to all the struggling females out there, here is a little clip I saw today featuring a few Slovakian couples:
Please direct your attention to the two women in this clip, especially the brunette. Certainly a pretty girl but not the most stunning girl you’ll ever see. Observe her mannerisms, reaction to the goof next to her, dress, and overall appearance. Ask yourself why these two women may have boyfriends and you may not. All four people in this clip (and probably the couple just off camera) seem to be happy. This can be you, too.