I spent a couple of hours yesterday deadlocked with someone either so twisted or in such denial he/she ( name here Svetlana but definitely got a male vibe) claims that NOTHING can be considered an issue of gender. Such a thing as gender inequality, or gender discrimination, does not exist.

Sexual assault and rape? Not a gender issue because not perpetrated EXCLUSIVELY by men.

In fact, at least one woman in history has probably committed every, single criminal act ever given a name…but you can bet your ass that because she was a woman no one did anything about it.

Men are the real victims, because they suffer consequences for their actions and women are sprinkled with fairy dust and given a puppy when they assault men.

I did mention that I have actually NEVER known of any man I’ve ever been acquainted with to suffer a single, solitary legal repercussion for initiating or forcing unwanted physical contact of any degree. So…um…

I take that back. There were two ball players in college. And my friends and I alienated the girl who pressed charges and visited the boys in jail.

Not my proudest moment, but pretty standard in '94.

Anyhow, as is customary in these situations, I eventually had to cease the contact because my brain was exploding with the frustration of this person’s hell bent mission to further invalidate the female gender altogether.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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