Count Pointer Count #2

"Girls are trained to say, 'I wrote this, but it's probably really stupid.' Well, no, you wouldn't write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, 'I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.' Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don't go, 'Thank you', you go, 'No, you're insane.' "


Tom Sutpen said...

Hey . . . this wouldn't be a rejoinder to a certain podcast, would it??


Scott Is NOT A Professional said...

Well, here's my rejoinder to the rejoinder:

From day one, girls -- specifically, little white ones like Lena -- are coddled by Daddy and taught to believe that they're little princesses who can do no wrong and that the world at large will bow and scrape to realize their every demand; that the world will, in fact, restructure itself if necessary to do so.

Then, they grow up, they get out in the real world and -- guess what? The world at large bows and scrapes to realize their every demand. And we have, in fact, restructured much of our social institutions -- the corporate workplace, the military, marriage and the concept of no-fault divorce, the prioritizing of feeeeeeelings and "that's not fair!" over actual achievement and know-how) in order to do so.

Forgive me if I have yet to shed tears for the Lena Dunhams of the world.

Bemis said...


Paul W. said...

Scott is generalizing in the extreme and seems to have a rather bitter and twisted view of the female of the species!