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When fools point out my salt and pepper as sign of getting old and that if I want to be more attractive, I should dye it…I just shake my head and tell them they fail to understand basic biological concepts. Expanded lifespan is new to us. Our brains still operate as they did 50,000 years ago. Women seem to want the DNA a guy who reached a bit of grey, but is not physically infirm. Getting to salt and pepper grey 50,000 years ago mean you were a winner and a badass. Alternatively, if I feel they would not “get it”, I just translate into Cretin-ese,”Nope, women love it, silver-back gorillas are going grey too, that is why they are “silverback”…. “They run the show and bang all the chicks”

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They say I have a sweet ass, nice tits, a real pretty dress. They say I’m their future wife, or I’d look good with their dick in my mouth. They try (and probably succeed at times) to take pictures down my shirt. They ask if they can get my number, they ask where I live, why I’m not smiling, why my boyfriend lets me walk around by myself. Then they ask why I’m such a bitch, if my pussy is made of ice. They say that they never do this, as though I’ve somehow driven them to inappropriate behavior and deserve it. They say they’re just having fun, trying to pay me a compliment. Pretty frequently they get mean, slipping into a loud tourettes-like chant of bitch-whore-cunt-slut.


Before you try to tell me that it’s because I take my clothes off for a living, let me tell you that this started way before I was 18. Let me tell you that every single woman I know has at least one truly terrifying story of street harassment and a whole bunch of other stories that are merely insulting or annoying. Let me remind you that in a room of pornography fans, who have actually seen me with a dick in my mouth and who can buy a replica of my vagina in a can or box, I am treated with far more respect than I am walking down the street.

Stoya  (via glitteredsunsets)

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lucidlykataklysmic:

funnypix4u:

Men Are Like Bluetooth - Women Are Like Wi-Fi ROFL

Technically no….

Bluetooth devices need to be paired together, and when they are “away” (out of range) most Bluetooth devices will not search for other connections unless instructed. Although there are some exceptions, even when searching they will not pair unless told to do so.

WiFi devices are more complicated, they will actively search for other networks to connect to, and will do so if they are stored as a “Preferred Network”. Some devices will connect to any open network available, others will need to be told to do so. Add to this various security protocols, such as IEE 802.1x, RADIUS, WPA2, it makes WiFi hard to connect to.

So it should go like this:

“Men are like “Bluetooth”; he is connected to you when you are nearby, but may search for others and connect to them when you are away, but only when instructed to do so.”

“Women are like “Wi-Fi”; she sees all available devices and will connect to any preferred network that is within range. In order for other devices to connect to her, they must pass a stringent set of handshake security protocols.”

I really took that too far didn’t I? :(

no, the above commentary is perfect

Athena, a goddess for men

It makes more sense why she chose me

In this passage from the Orphic Hymn to Athena, note the attributes of Athena - athletic, destroyer of the [Gorgon] Medusa, virgin, artist par excellence, warrior, progressive, and androgynous. Few of these attributes are traditionally feminine:

"Athletic Maiden with a heart sublime,
Slayer of the Gorgon, fugitive of the bridal bed,
Mother of Art in all your abundance, catalyst of progress!
You bring folly to the corrupt and a sense of purpose to the pure!
Indeed, you are male and female in one,
Patron of war and wisdom,
You are fluid of form, a dragon,
Infused with inspiration of the Gods!”
(www.globaltown.com/shawn/athena.html)

Elsewhere, I have pointed out how the androgynous warlike Athena was a friend to Greek heroes, but she wasn’t so helpful to women. Deborah Lyons, in Chapter 3 of Gender and Immortality, details Athena’s bias against her own sex, but even without reading Lyons’ interesting essay, in the passage above, you can see Athena destroying the feminine Medusa and eschewing her own sexuality. In what follows, we will look at some of the ways Athena hurt or destroyed mythological women.

Arachne

The story of Arachne told in Book 6 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses is one of the most familiar stories about Athena. Its theme is a familiar one: Comparison of mortals with gods tends to land the mortals in serious trouble. When Agamemnon couldn’t sail from Aulis, the seer Calchas deduced that the reason the winds wouldn’t rise was because Agamemnon had offended Artemis with a boast about the superiority of his hunting skills. Artemis, the goddess of hunting, took herself and her skills very seriously. A sacrifice appeased the goddess. Aphrodite’s specialty was beauty. The comparison of the beauty of the mortal Psyche with the goddess Aphrodite formed the background for the story of Cupid and Psyche familiar from the Metamorphoses (aka Golden Ass) of Apuleius. While ultimately there was a happy ending, to avert Aphrodite’s wrath, Psyche’s family abandoned their daughter to a lonely death. That sacrifice and the fulfillment of a series of impossible trials reconciled the goddess Aphrodite with the mortal Psyche.

The comparison of Arachne with the ultimate artist and craftswoman, Athena, had more enduring consequences.

Arachne had bragged that she could spin and weave as well as the goddess. Athena heard about it and challenged Arachne to a contest to prove her skill. Arachne had not boasted vainly, but that only inflamed Athena more. As Arachne superbly wove a depiction of the gods’ debaucheries, Athena decided to get revenge by making Arachne a permanent weaver. She turned her into a spider and from the name of the hapless mortal, we have the scientific name for spiders — arachnids.

One at the loom so excellently skill’d, That to the Goddess she refus’d to yield, (Ovid, Metamorphoses VI)

This the bright Goddess passionately mov’d,
With envy saw, yet inwardly approv’d.
The scene of heav’nly guilt with haste she tore,
Nor longer the affront with patience bore;
A boxen shuttle in her hand she took,
And more than once Arachne’s forehead struck.
Ovid

Iodama and Medusa

Athena killed Iodama, a mortal woman who was either her sister or her priestess. According to Pausanias, Athena turned Iodama to stone by means of the severed head of Medusa.

Medusa was another mortal who had suffered at Athena’s hands. For whatever reason, the goddess Athena, displeased with Medusa, turned her into a monster who could turn people to stone if they chanced to look upon her eyes or face. Not content with making Medusa into an anti-social monster, Athena helped Perseus decapitate Medusa. Since Perseus couldn’t directly cut off Medusa’s head without risking being turned to stone, Athena held a mirrored shield for Perseus to look into while he worked. Perseus gave the lithifying head to Athena as a reward for her help.

When Iodama glanced at the head of Medusa, it turned her to stone.

[9.34.2] The following tale, too, is told. Iodama, who served the goddess as priestess, entered the precinct by night, where there appeared to her Athena, upon whose tunic was worked the head of Medusa the Gorgon. When Iodama saw it, she was turned to stone. [Pausanias]

Pallas vs Athena

From Deborah Lyons: Gender and Immortality
Another similar story is told about Pallas, the daughter of Triton, whose death Athena caused indirectly while they were practicing martial arts. In Apollodorus’ account Pallas is also a sort of stepsister of Athena, who is being raised by Pallas’ father Tritonos. These sibling relations between goddess and mortals are extraordinary, not least for the genealogical and theological difficulties they would create if taken seriously. Nothing similar is found between gods and heroes, nor for any other goddess.

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