Perusing MarkyMark's blog, found here
I came across something disturbing enough that I thought I should devote a little blog time to it. The object of my disgust..."The Pink Bible", found here,
Where to begin, where to begin....well, let's start with the cover. Underneath the title is the phrase, "How to bring your man to his knees". [sarcasm] Because you know, that's what women are supposed to be doing, bringing men to their knees. Relationships aren't supposed to be about mutual respect, but one person dominating the other, in this case, the woman dominating the man and bringing him under her control. [/sarcasm] Ofcourse, if we had any analogies about keeping your wife under your thumb, that would be misogyny at it's finest, but in the reverse, it's delightful and entertaining.
"A huntress must understand her quarry. The first mistake made by inexperienced women on the hunt is to treat men as equals. Men are simple creatures. If you deal with them as equals they will become frightened and confused". At this point, I'm wishing I'd added some options for graemlins to my blog so I could post one of those violently puking ones. From the get-go, anyone following their Pink Bible is already destined to failure in the relationship department. No marriage founded under the belief that the husband is, by virtue of his birth, inferior to his wife, stands any chance of succeeding. Men know. Being, perhaps not as simple as some women would care to assume, they know when their wives look down on them and talk down to them, even if they don't choose to acknowledge it. You see these defeated looking husbands everywhere. Neither them or their wives are ever happy. However, the author, underneath all her feminist anti-male rhetoric, almost makes a valid point. Men are simpler creatures...not as in mentally insuffficient, but as in not emotional messes. Men tend to know what they want without throwing a lot of drama into the mix. A woman, sharing with an unsuspecting male her emotional turmoil, could, quite understandably, frighten and confuse them.
In regards to getting rid of "undesirable males" who are attempting to attach themselves to you, the author gives the following advice, "some women erroneously imagine that these tactless losers have feelings.....If you fail to deal with them ruthlessly, the will never quit pestering you....Employ statements like, "You disgust me," "Nobody could ever love you," and "Never look my way again you vile carnival sideshow." Wow. I have to hope that the author is deliberately going for over-the-top for entertainment value. However, call me overly-emotional, but this part just made me really sad. I can't imagine how that would make some poor guy who believes himself in love, or atleast deep like, feel, being treated so cruelly. The hypocrisy is, expectedly, quite high considering these 'undesirables' are only attempting the very thing the female "huntresses" are being told to do. Imagine the feminine outrage if men were encouraged to tell women who'd developed unwanted attachments that they were disgusting, unlovable, vile canival freaks....even if it were for 'entertainment value'.
Probably most offensive of all is the "Art of Camouflage". Women are advised to "Keep your true personality hidden....by the time he discovers it was all a mirage, it will be too late". This one almost leaves me speechless...almost. Instead of "Art of Comouflage" the section could be aptly renamed, "How to guarantee you'll have a miserable, frustrating marriage that ends in bitter divorce". This has got to be one of the most irresponsible bits of advice ever given. It's like advising women on how to ruin, not only their own life, but the life of the unsuspecting man she marries, not to mention any children that may be born prior to the setting in of reality. Even if we do our very best to be as honest and upfront as possible before marriage, it's inevitable that our spouses will see worse sides of us than they did during the dating phase. Hopefully, they'll also see better sides of us. This is what adversity brings out, our best and worst, and there will always be adversity to be found in marriage. Deliberately disguising our true selves is a guarantee for a failed marriage. The foundation of marriage is honesty and trust. The point of marriage is finding someone who we connect with; someone who loves us for who we are, not who we pretend to be.
On the last page of the Pink Bible's preview we find the following words concerning the woman who has managed, through deceit, to bag her prey, "The victorious huntress has not killed her prey. She has harnessed him. If she continues to employ subtlety and guile, she can steer him like an ox for the rest of her life." Once again...puking graemlin. The obvious slur, comparing the man to a large, dumb beast is, while offensive, completely unsurprising at this point. Again though, we see the hypocrisy. Why do we need feminism? Oh, because evil men try to enslave and control women. What's the solution? We'll teach women that they should enslave and control men...because that's different. I'll also take a moment here to point out the title given to the woman throughout is "huntress". It's nice that something as monumental as the search for our partner in this life, the person with whom we will bear and raise children, has been reduced to analogies on sport hunting. But there you have it. Marriage, families....in today's world, it's all just a game.
Let me conclude by saying that I have not read the Pink Bible, only reviewed the material available at the link provided. However, unless the unrevealed parts go on to contradict and denounce everything that I have read, I have nothing good to say. My first instinct was to assume that it must be a joke, but having read further...I don't think it is. Slightly tongue-in-cheek perhaps, but not a joke, and tongue-in-cheek does not make allowance for things that are offensive, hypocritical and bigoted, atleast not in my book. My second thought, which I expressed on MarkyMark's post, was that it's part of an anti-marriage, anti-family conspiracy to ensure a spike in divorce rates. Either way, it's detrimental to all, to any women who's stupid enough to follow it and any man unfortunate enough to fall for it.
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