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Girls: Behave yourselves
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going out on a limb here. I've long noticed a growing sense of incivility in American culture (Thankfully, Southern culture is not as bad off in this arena). And, honestly, it's more notable in young women than any other group. There's a growing aggressiveness and anger amongst women ages 18-30 today... an anger that one normally associates with testosterone. Just today a young woman nearly ran me over as I crossed a street in the crosswalk. She hadn't looked before turning on a red light. I yelled at her: "Hey!" to keep from being run over. She threw the car in park, got out and started screaming at me in four-letter words.

In nearly every altercation between two drivers I've seen in the past few years, the most aggressive, ugly party has almost always been a young woman who is screaming FUCK this and FUCK that and FUCK you!

Men, the worst-behaved of the genders since the beginning of time, have always relied on women to hold up the rules and expectations of behavior that keep civilization civilized. We expect men to act bad, but women have always set the higher standards. They have kept us kinder and gentler. What are we to do when women begin devolving into nasty male behavior?

And you need to know, ladies: Men don't like it one bit. While we may enjoy watching the Kardashians engage in aggressive, rough behavior, we choose to date and marry women who don't trash-talk and act like Rocky Balboa.

Aggressive behavior in women is as sexy as Ugg boots.

Okay, now .... let me have it. I'm cringing and ready.


Blogger Dani said...

You don't like UGGs? They are incredibly comfortable and warm. You don't want women to be comfortable and warm? Okay, your turn. :D

February 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

My daughter loves her Uggs, but they are UGGLY. As are the flannel nightgowns that our wives love and adore.....
This just in: The FDA has approved flannel nightgowns as official birth control.

February 22, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We went to visit son #2 at college this weekend and took a shuttle to the basketball game. F-bombs were FLYING, and they were mostly from the girls. Every sentence was peppered with them. Now, I have been known to use that word myself. (I once shrieked at my young children: "Can you guys please be quiet? I am trying to plan a SURPRISE trip to F*****G Disney World?! So much for the surprise.) Anyway, I am trying not to be too harsh and judgmental but I was somewhat shocked by their mouths. Yes, it was "unladylike."

February 22, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Geez, I just thought I was turning into an old fuddy duddy. I work with a young woman (sorry, cannot use the word lady in this context) This girls lets the f-bomb fly constantly. I mean she uses it as verb, noun and adjective. And she doesn't seem to think it's inappropriate at all. When she's been reprimanded for it, she acts genuinely surprised that it should be an issue! Kat

February 24, 2011 at 6:20 AM  

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