This made me so angry - what are your thoughts

(44 Posts)
qumquat Fri 04-Jan-13 14:40:59

This was posted by a colleague of mine on FB today. It seems to be to be the most anti-feminist thing masquerading as support and love for women. The man who posted it is a lovely, caring family man and I'm sure he meant it in this way. I also know lots of women who would take it in this way and see it as appreciation. I daren't take issue with it on FB (which in itsself upsets me). What do you think?

"A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said: "When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides." !!!

Hit Like & keep sharing it .."

So, 'we' (men and children) should allow women the odd cry because they are able to cope with SOOO much more suffering (without complaining) than 'we' are. Here's an idea, why not DO something to make women's lives easier instead of putting them on a pedestal as some kind of martyr-goddess. Who knows, maybe you'll surprise yourself by being 'able' to cope with suffering!

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 14:42:22

What a load of old WANK. <profound>

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 14:44:33

Awful, awful shite.

Women love being treated badly and putting up with dreadful shit because it's love.

yes that describes every woman ever, without fail

piprabbit Fri 04-Jan-13 14:48:30

And women don't need any support from the people around them - they just keep on giving and the tears make up for all the shite.

So son, don't worry about hurting your mother, your sister, your wife. Do what you like. She is different from you and doesn't feel the pain in the same way. If it gets too much she can have a little cry and all will be well again.

qumquat Fri 04-Jan-13 14:50:05

Ah, I feel better already! And yet the quote has about 2000 'likes', as many from women as men.

DeafLeopard Fri 04-Jan-13 14:52:45

Typical facebook crap along the likes of "many of you will not have the guts to post this inane status for an hour..."

Shitey mcshite

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 14:54:13

I am not on facebook thank christ.

But it should have a LOATHES WITH A PASSION button alongside the 'like', I think.

Typical American shite. (Note that it's a Mom and not a Mum.) It's sugary sentimental tosh that would make most people heave, so can safely be ignored. smile

tribpot Fri 04-Jan-13 14:56:35

Holy shite. I can't think what you could possibly say on Facebook given I'm sure your colleague actually meant it in a kind way despite it being a load of patronising, pigeon-holing arse, attempting to justify the negation of self required of half the human race in order to serve the other.

Probably don't put that, though smile

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I must have missed my dose of this - I am absolute shite at looking after my family when sick or tired, and definitely don't do it without complaining smile

And I love this bit:

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

Right, so why does he do that exactly?

snowshapes Fri 04-Jan-13 14:57:54

<weeps>

samandi Fri 04-Jan-13 15:35:25

Ew.

samandi Fri 04-Jan-13 15:36:44

"sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly."

Probably by cheating on her and beating her up when she dares to complain. (Women are not supposed to complain, as per earlier sentence.)

FestiviaBlueberry Fri 04-Jan-13 15:36:45

I gave her a heavy dose of denial and cognitive dissonance so that she could get through being treated like shit by all the men around her and not expect any better.

How beautiful.

And moving.

I didn't give her any scissors or wine in case she got dangerous ideas.

There are so many sarky comments you could make. That's the problem with FB isn't it, when people you feel well-disposed to, post shite. I always ignore because I know that otherwise I would go Too Far.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 15:38:24

festivia you do post brilliantly - your comments on the 'men talking to women' thread have been great.

I personally thing you should post and go Too Far. grin

Greythorne Fri 04-Jan-13 15:39:32

To be fair, this kind of shite is what FBI excels in. Just avoid FB.

WaspFactory Fri 04-Jan-13 15:41:55

Utter bullshit, I pity this man's wife/daughters

SirEdmundFrillary Fri 04-Jan-13 15:42:25

Utter wank.

Oh, what a load o' shite.

This makes me think the people I know on facebook must actually be quite decent folk - all they do is occasionally talk rubbish and indulge in mild, easily-pisstaken misogyny. They don't make me want to puke.

I don't know what's wrong with the rest of your, but that's me down to a T.
wink

I think I threw up a little in mouth reading that. Total wank. That whole "women sometimes cry for no reason" thing is hilariously stupid, BUT also quite dangerous IMO. Feeding girls and boys the line that women cry for no reason sometimes whether it be because of all the shit posted on that status or those pesky hormones we can't control reinforces to both genders that whatever happens it is the fault of the woman for getting upset, even if the fault lies with someone else, i.e. an abuser.

Women, men may treat you like shit, but they admire you for not complaining about it smile

usualsuspect Fri 04-Jan-13 15:46:32

What a load of bollocks.

thismummyneedssleep Fri 04-Jan-13 15:57:36

Its rubbish. Ignore it. Not worth your time thinking about it when you could be weeping <sarcasm> maybe accidental hide the report\spam button. §:-)

catgirl1976geesealaying Fri 04-Jan-13 16:28:32

All this wank makes me boaky beyond belief

Sunnywithshowers Fri 04-Jan-13 16:32:00

Another boak from me.

Arf at Festivia grin

grimbletart Fri 04-Jan-13 16:58:05

Like the rest of Facebook, a load of time-wasting tripe.

Pass the sick bag.

usualsuspect Fri 04-Jan-13 17:00:42

Not all FB is time-wasting tripe.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 04-Jan-13 17:05:26

I could have sworn I saw a man cry once. I must have been mistaken hmm

countrykitten Fri 04-Jan-13 17:16:18

Barf. That is unutterably awful.

countrykitten Fri 04-Jan-13 17:17:11

FB is crap.

TiggyD Fri 04-Jan-13 17:17:27

Sickening treacly shit.

JustAHolyFool Fri 04-Jan-13 17:19:30

I am crying but it's only because I care so much.

kim147 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:54

I know one person who would post that on her page.
She likes that kind of stuff.

grimbletart Fri 04-Jan-13 18:26:36

No ususalsuspect, I concede that I was wrong - not all. Only about 95% grin

Anniegetyourgun Fri 04-Jan-13 23:26:22
Natalie555 Tue 08-Jan-13 11:58:15

Bollocks to that! What a load of bullshit.

BunFagFreddie Tue 08-Jan-13 14:39:46

I cry because people keep posting all this inane and trivial shit all over Facebook and it hurts me.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 08-Jan-13 14:52:09

Hahahahahaha.

<vomit>

What a load of dangerous shite.

Natalie555 Tue 08-Jan-13 14:53:28

Aww , You need a facebookwipe to dry your tears.

inadreamworld Sun 13-Jan-13 23:20:58

I actually think this is really sweet - especially

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart

and it did make me feel a bit tearful myself, but I am pregnant, a bit hormonal and probably shouldn't be on a feminist chat thread at all {...... inadream runs away before everyone has a go at her}

rosabud Mon 14-Jan-13 00:44:59

I'm glad it points out that the reason I have been shaped from his rib is to protect his heart otherwise I might have misunderstood and accidentally used such a sharp bone to repeatedly and savagely plunge pierce that tender organ.

GunsAndRoses Wed 16-Jan-13 00:31:12

Facebook is full of shite.

SpeckleDust Wed 16-Jan-13 00:39:39

Delete the bastard.

OeufsEnCocotte Wed 16-Jan-13 00:42:15

Facebook should be banned.

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