My post yesterday garnered many angry and passionate comments about the Sandusky/McQueary child rape story. My readers were as fired up as I was about protecting children and how these males (I think you need to earn “man”, as one poster wrote) failed to do that.
Interesting observation and I don’t know what it means, not one man commented on the post. That’s not typical for my blog. A handful of guys “liked” the post but not one commented on it. I don’t know what that means and I’m not judging men for not commenting, I am simply wondering why. I hope I was clear in my writing that I think Mike McQueary is an anomaly. I disagree with the author’s very premise that Mike McQueary is representative of American men today.
I told my sister, Molly, about it this morning and we were both baffled by the lack of comments from men. Molly looked at the greater issue of as a society, are we unwilling to risk our comfort for someone else? Are we too prepared to look the other way and think someone else will take care of the child being raped, the dog being beaten, the old woman crossing the street?
I asked my sister Katie what she thought of the lack of comments from men and she wrote:
“I think it’s like I said in my post, a lot of people will attribute this to “old boys club” which is exactly what this is not. Not really sure, if I were a man, I’d want to wade into a commenting war trying to convince people this isn’t about manhood or culture or institutions. Institutions can be wonderful things for men and that isn’t the issue here (I think the author of this article had a horrid thesis to begin with) this issue is that Mike McQueary and his father and Joe Paterno proved to be spineless asshats and helped a child rapist to evade punishment.”
I don’t know and perhaps I am overthinking this (wouldn’t be the first time.) Perhaps it isn’t that interesting? Perhaps men feel defensive?
Also I like putting in memes just for my own entertainment.
Some Emails from Other “Women”
I have been receiving some odd emails lately. I don’t know why they have started arriving in my Inbox but once a week or so, I get one. I don’t know what to do, how to respond. They are flattering but I’m in a committed relationship so I don’t think it would be right to respond. I don’t want to lead anyone on. It is another problem faced by the incurably popular, like me.
“Swarm would whisk answered, but the surly sunday kissed mastiff. Adversary told me that instinct dreaded out that I ought to collect flogged. Lillian Montoya”
“Immensely pronouncement deaden that perplexity compartment is blathered voluntarily in polar proportions.”
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The Lillians LOVE me. Poor girls.
“We can communicate perfectly, because I like people like you. and if ever I have to let you go.
I’m sure we will still be together. I can send you some photos with me…
compose me few words to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hey! Pretty girl is writing 2 u =)
Respond me… be quick!
Frankly I don’t know you, but … So, couple of days ago I took sister’s PC to visit a website , there I saw you. I’m Erin Mullen. My last boyfriend was rude, so I break… So I’m free and ready to date with some1 attractive.”
Erin doesn’t know me but she does realize I am some1 attractive. And she’s Irish.
That’s it for now, I have some correspondence to take care of.