I’m reading a book about some American who went to Korea for a bit and I just got to a part where he and his friends find the part of town that prepares dog meat and he’s waxing poetic about how the dogs look like sweet little pets! like true individuals with different personalities! not at all like livestock!
Ugh, duuuude, shut up.
How dim do you have to be to not realize that animals we like to call livestock are also individuals with their own personalities? I know it’s because this guy probably hasn’t spent any time with cattle or pigs (seriously, you’re gonna get weepy over meat dogs but think of pork as completely removed from actual pigs?) but COME ON. Dogs are animals, dude, and if you eat a handful of nonhuman species you should probably be down with eating them all. Otherwise you’re romanticizing and personifying one beast but not another, and that makes absolutely no sense at all.
I have very little patience with people like this, probably because I prefer the company of animals people enjoy eating over the ones that are just too precious! and special! to eat.
I wonder how many people would find themselves sentimental and without appetite if they actually spent some time with a cow and realized that steak actually comes from an animal? An animal they’ve bonded with?
It’s a crime how people are so detached from the meat they consume.
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.