Columns Mar 20, 2013 at 4:00 am

Thanks for the Unwarranted, Unasked-For Male Power


"why was the yeast infection fair? So she could know what its like to live with a miserable c***" (I wont use the word but thats because I'm a 90's kind of guy....which used to mean modern but I guess means I'm living in the past)
You sound like a miserable wreck of a human being. Why don't you man up and burn those bridges face to face?
This person is a dick and a nut.
Cunt wasn't the equivalent to nigger, faggot, or any of the myriad of lesser slurs for races and sexes? When?

Maybe in the U.K. But, in the U.S.? I don't remember this era. Please, enlighten us anon. Cunt has been verboten in the U.S. since I can remember.
I dig the graphic.
What I really want to know is... is it okay yet for us men to leave the toilet seat up?

Casue I hear about how women are tough and they can do things themselves etc etc then I always get berated by a woman for leaving the toilet seat up. I though I was doing them a favor by leaving it up. I thought I was sending them the message "Hey, I know you're as tough as any man and can mind your own toilet seat."

But No. Happens every time I get the line "Can't you put the fucking toilet seat down you no good sexist bastard!"

Women's lib is confusing to most men.
Weissman, you make me chortle with glee.
@ 6, I'm sorry, no, in fact both the seat and the lid should be down before flushing. Go Google "toilet plume" if you don't believe me.
Man's Man here, y'all.
It's not your male power she's reacting to, it's your shitty personality. Hopefully she learns to ignore you altogether- right after she kicks you in the balls.

Putting the toilet seat down is better fung shway.
it's 'feng shui', you limp dick asshole.
Two main points for anyone who unironically refers to women as "gashes":

1) It's YOUR fault you're still a virgin. Not women's fault: Yours. Remember that.

2) You're not really lending a whole lot of credence to your belief that sexism is just a figment of man-hating feminazis' imaginations.
3 words I could not say to my last wife were ,STUPID ,CUNT and SHUT UP.There are many ways to say all 3 in a sentence . But all I wanted her to do most of the time was shut up when she fired up the bi-polar. Looking back ,she might of been a cunt but I was the ass-hole who got her worked up to begin with.
"Probably not as hard as slavery."

How many slaves do you think were also women?
How many of those women do you think were raped by their masters?
Do you think that there were laws against masters raping their female slaves?
If a slave tried to refuse her master, what kinds of names do you think he would call her while he was beating her?
it's 'feng shui', you limp dick asshole.
@12: It's "limped dick butt-fucker", you cunt.

Have some more fucking COCAINE and MALT LIQUOR to go with your uncontrollable flatulence.
I just want to say I'm currently living with a man who tells me to "shut the fuck up you stupid cunt" all the time. It sucks. I'm on disability and can only work part time and have to secretly squirrel away money so that I can leave him.

I still have 23 weeks to go before I can leave. I live on eggshells.

It's not "being weak" it's being abused. And it's a difficult thing to escape.
Am I the only one who read this as the response of a woman to a man calling her a C***, block-quoting him and then telling him to fuck off while throwing the word back in his face?
Folks, the words *are not* "c***" or "f***" or "a**h***".

If you THOUGHT the word in your mind, you have already "used" it in "god's eye" or whatever diety you are trying not to offend, you might as well not act like a prissy douche bag and use asterisks for letters that everybody knows.

Good grief, how old are you people?
@17, is there no way for you to seek help from a shelter?
Yes, this guy has some serious issues. So he's mad that he can't call a woman a cunt without her getting upset? Really? That's his beef?
Hey, I'm living with stage IV colon cancer. I love my life and damn lucky to be stable. Guess what? I'm not half his shade of angry. Get a life, you d**k.
Not as hard as slavery, huh? Who do you think gets trafficked these days?
Every time I take a piss, I ponder why women cannot put the seat down, or even check whether it's up or down, without screaming about it if it's not down? *I* have to check first, then move the seat if it's not where it's needed. And I'm just a stoopid man, trained by his mother to put the seat UP when taking a whiz.
C'mon ladies- please enlighten us lame-brained guys why you can't do what we do multiple times a day? You even have gravity helping you out; we have to lift the seat. Please don't cite manners, since we can't even hold a door for you anymore without it being an offense to your strength and independence.
@23 Bladder the size of a teacup, pee many times more a day than you with your whale sized male bladder. And if you start pissing when the seat is down, lucky you won't fall in. Maybe splash yourself, but not the full dunk. If your genitals were wide open the the world when squatting you might have a stronger opinion about having them suddenly submerged in toilet water too.
Why does the toilet seat dilemma come up every time there is some sort of discussion about sexism or whatever? This has not been an issue in my life or in anyone else's I've ever known. No real people anyway. I think everyone has a collective conscious implanted memory from home improvement or something, because real gender issues have nothing to do with toilet lid etiquette. Amirite ladies? gentlemen? Everyone in between and beyond? Basically anyone who is more than a caricature from a Cathy cartoon?

Also, this person who posted is a dick, I guess,but why give them a second thought. I mean, seriously who cares what they have to say? They throw around offensive words with precise intent to hurt some feelings and subsequently enrage some smart, normal, educated people by claiming words have no power, while secretly hoping that they do so that more comments will appear the thousandth time they refresh this feed. They are an enigma wrapped in a cliche wrapped in a --was this really the most interesting post that could be picked for this column? What, is the stranger to tired and lazy to read through a few more entries to try and find someone who might have a more extensive vocabulary so they don't have to rely on the shock and awe of some c and n bombs?

Seattle, I just spent the majority of a conversation defending you as a bastion of gender neutrality and equality today and I have to come home and read this post, which I actually could give a shit about, so boring and poorly written--but these comments! For the first time in 3 years I am glad I moved to NYC.
putting the seat down is a courtesy, much like returning your shopping cart. she does not own the toilet and she does not own the shopping center parking lot. It's a drag to fall in a little too deep, and it's a drag to have to move carts out of the way. the only thing it symbolizes is that someone is just a wee bit selfish. dicks and cunts, return your shopping carts.
@17: I am so sorry. You are aware, I imagine, that abusers get more dangerous when their prey finally takes flight? When the time comes, please have an airtight plan in place so you can leave as safely as possible.

Good luck. No one deserves to be treated like that.
@25, Yeah, these comments are awful. I honestly didn't know where to start with this asshole. He is not worth the thinking.

@23, do you have a woman in your life who actually *screams* at you for leaving the toilet seat up? Sounds like that sucks. Additionally, the default position of a toilet seat is down. This is because the toilet was designed to be sat on, not stood in front of and pissed into. Also, leaving it up makes the assumption that your next bathroom trip will be only for #1, and we'd be wrong about that in a lot of situations. Out of the two of us--man and woman--far more bathroom trips require the seat to be down. It's logical and has nothing really to do with gender.
Also, the repercussions of unwittingly sitting on a seatless toilet are way worse than having it be down it when you want to stand and pee. It's manners, but again, not a gender thing.
i hope to go the rest of my life never hearing a toilet seat discussion ever again. it's so tired. what, are we going to talk next about women eating chocolate as a substitute for sex or men leaving their socks on the floor or toilet paper over/under? WHO FUCKING CARES, just everybody close the whole damn thing every time and let us never speak of it again.

grumpy face.
@23: It's not manners, it's common sense. If you share the toilet with anybody else, try not to treat your bathroom like it belongs in a truck stop.
This I Anon is bizarrely worded and I have no idea what exactly the author is trying to say, but I'm pretty sure that they're an idiot and a jerk.

That said, I'm a 37 year old female and don't have a problem with the word cunt and never understood why it was supposed to be the ultimate bomb to drop. It's rude to name call in general, but I'm not sure why that one is so bad- it seems kind of arbitrary.
@17 - I am also disabled and I also know what it is like to save up money by very small increments over a very long period of time.

I think it is likely that there are women's resources in your area that can help you (whether the person you are describing is an intimate partner, blood relative, or unfortunately housemate).

They can more than likely help you to escape your situation in directly tangible ways, but if not they surely can provide you with support and help to make you safer while you save your money.

Best wishes to you.
So you hate women in a quasi-psychotic manner. How fascinating. Next!
Often the same people who are offended by "cunt" have no hesitation to call someone a "dick." Dick/Cunt - pretty much the same meaning for different words. From what I've observed - the older you are the more likely you are offended by Cunt.
@35, Do you find "nigger" and "honky/cracker" to be equally offensive?

The difference is that the dominating race has traditionally used the word to insult, demoralize, and keep black Americans down. They use their position of power to stay in the position of power, in part by using words that break the spirit.

It's the same with "cunt" vs. "dick." Men started using it to be a deep insult because it refers to the female genitalia, which is the lesser of the sexes. It enforces the male position of power by constantly reminding us of how "bad" it is to be a woman. Indeed, when a man is called a dick, it's almost a compliment--he gets shit done and probably gets laid a lot. But when a woman is accused of being a cunt, well, what good is she?

I'm not personally offended by the word, and if a stranger called me that, I would probably laugh in his face. But it's evidence of bullshit entitlement and assholery for a man to think the word just "shouldn't" have power. Not only that, but to blame women for the fact that it is offensive at all. WTF planet is this guy living on? It shows an utter ignorance of history and culture, and also reveals his disgusting character.
really 36? calling a man a dick is a sort of compliment? I thought penis envy was a crock, you make me wonder. If I call a man a dick, it is by no means a compliment. Whatever word you want to call an insufferable woman, that word is a word. It in no way changes the character of the woman, who may indeed be insufferable. So, what might we call her? oh,, see there,, the word is not the issue. The man can't call her anything.
@37, I was explaining why the words are generally interpreted differently in our society, not that I personally believe in any of that reasoning.
.. I do. Personally, I do not believe men should insult women (not that I haven't). I said as much in 37. She may or may not be one way or another, saying as much changes nothing, so why say anything?
.. though note fully: there is a big difference between insulting someone and correcting them.
I remember the first and only time I fell in. A party guest at our house (my father always put the seat and lid down after use) was impolite enough to leave it up. I was 5 years old, and thus physically small enough to result in substantial soakage.

And the correct position for the toilet seat AND lid is down at all times when not in use. I mean seriously, people, you shit and piss into that thing. Keep it closed.
Put the lid down.
It doesn't get any more Freudian when it comes the the toilet seat debate. Sexual conflict, pooping, peeing. All conveniently packaged into some namby pamby domestic squabble for the American pop culture psyche to consume at it's bloated and narcotized leisure. Have at it, stranger commenters, have at it. And no, Freud thankfully never covered uncontrollable flatulence.
1. Words do have meaning. That is why we use them to communicate.

2. WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE FUCKING TOILET SEAT ISSUE OR WHETHER WOMEN WANT MEN TO OPEN DOORS? Let's put the petty arguments aside and focus on things that really matter, mmkay?

3. Number 41, that's pretty funny and you make a good point.
In the middle of the night, I go outside and pee around my yard. Live with it.
I pissed all over @45's toilet seat because it was left in the down position. Someday I will do it to yours as well .Go ahead, try to stop me !
I think "Sounds like Communism" should be the new "Thanks, Obama!"
@6: Never? Just sit down to pee, if you pissed less on the seat she probably wouldn't be giving you heck.
Hey, fuck you, ya sexist dickshit.
I Anon what's the common denominator here? You or...half the world's population? I'm going with you.
I'm soooooo glad I'm gay and don't have to deal with any this. And now I'm going to do whatever I want, all the time!

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