Calling you son is absolutely not patronizing. It is matronizing.
You don't see the importance of protesting the lack of coverage of women's sports? You blow it off and put the responsibility on the shoulders of the TV exec's and corporate sponsors? Oh. Okay. In that case why in hell does anyone ever attempt to shake the TV exec's and use boycotts and protests against the corporations? Why not just lie down and let them continue to ravage the entire world? Why put any energy at all into anarchism if the corporate agenda is to continue unchallenged? We're being geared up out here for a big Olympic rah rah rah in 2010. Many of us are being dragged unwillingly by the taxes into supporting a total bloody farce. Millions (we'll never know how many) are being shovelled off the back of the truck to build facilities so that for ten days "the world", or at least that fraction of it which can afford to attend, can watch what we are told are games which, we are told , exemplify the best, most incorruptible (rah rah rah etc), why jeebux it's the last bastion of freedom. And the tax payers will get the tab while the corporations suck more blood. And women's events will not be as covered as men's, and there are still events we are NOT ALLOWED to enter, and the funding available to the women's teams is fractional, and in the last big blowout in Turin the woman who won a medal for this country had to PAY HER OWN WAY to get to the event. Her coach had to stay home, they couldn't raise enough to send him, too. And you think any of that is unimportant? You think we should shrug it off and turn our attentions to more worthy things? And you still don't understand that you don't get it?
Until enough of us raised supreme shite about it the TV was more than willing to show little girls, many of them barely out of diapers, all togged up like hookers, piping torch songs like "My heart belongs to daddy". Those disgusting displays of tackiness still happen, but not on TV any more. And please do not waste everyone's time by pointing out to me that those little girls are groomed, coached, and entered by their moms because while that does put salt in the wound it doesn't change the fact that if the power structure wasn't willing to promote the disgusting bullshit it would never happen. And that power structure is overwhelmingly male.
But the structure doesn't want to show women's sports. Gee, wonder why not? Wonder why you think it unimportant? Because, son, women are not supposed to be able to play hockey every bit as well as men. Women are supposed to breed hockey players, not be hockey players. Women are supposed to be sweet and nice and above all passive. They are not supposed to hit the ice and demonstrate that holy ole moley you can have a fast, hard-played game and not have it look like a boxing match or Ultimate Fighting.
Uppity bitches went out, played hockey, didn't put anyone on life support and won.
Women's soccer is even more obvious, the level of play is absolutely extraordinary and we seldom get to see it on TV. Now, why would that be, do you suppose?
It couldn't have anything to do with the deliberate marginalization of women who well might be role models to a generation of girls who are NOT togged out like Anna Nicole Smith, could it?
But blow it off and demonstrate how far from getting it you are.
If you think radicalism is epitomized by your tee shirt then the word which comes to mind is "puerile".
You can tell me you're purple and can levitate but until you demonstrate you are purple and can levitate I'm not going to believe you. You can tell me you're a feminist, but as long as you don't get it, you aren't going to convince me you're anything other than a nineteenth century brain in a very young body.
Nobody, of any age, can be fully informed on everything. But there's no good sense in expounding on the mysteries of Egypt to an Egyptologist if you have only read a few articles about Cleopatra.
I wonder if you have noticed something? Here we have some guys who are absolutely great, guys who have gone a long way toward convincing me we might not have to round'em all up and corral them, then spray them with something...and they're hanging you out to dry. Some of the most committed feminists I have ever met are telling you YOU DO NOT GET IT and you are still yelping and trying to pass yourself off as an expert.
There was a time when guys , in an effort to try to prove they weren't arstles, would leap up to defend us poor little helpless wimminfolk. The guys here know we can chop our own snakes, thank you.
I don't think you're a "bad" guy. I think you even have some sterling potential. But son, they turned you loose before the paint was dry.
Even so, I'm going to rack at least some of your twerpiness up to the fact you were ripped last night. You wanna spark up, go for it, just don't confuse what next comes out of your mouth as convincing.