A Word Or Three About Women

In full disclosure I must state that I have 3 older sisters. I’ve observed women up close much more than men.

I saw nothing in this video that conflicted with any life experience of mine. We have 12 minutes of Woman on Women “woman-splaining”:

It is very gratifying to see a woman stating what all of us know and have experienced. Men can get into a fist fight and then go have a drink together. Women conduct a psychological warfare program to destruction of their target. It is just the way of things.

Frankly, part of why I think I’m as “durable” to the whole psy-game bit of The Left is that I had 3 older sisters. I grew up with the max that could be thrown at me all day every day. I learned early to have “resistance” in the core of my being. Thanks, sis(s)!

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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14 Responses to A Word Or Three About Women

  1. H.R. says:

    That mention of Gillette reminded me of something I wanted to put on the Gillette thread.

    We were talking razors and Barbasol shave cream, which is what I use. I was at Dollar Tree and spotted a 5-pack of Barbasol razors. They are a twin blade design. Since I liked the shave cream, I figured I’d give their razors a shot.

    Love ’em! I could not feel the blades on my face. I didn’t think the darn thing was working at first. The other good bit was the gap between the twin blades rinsed clean fairly easily. I haven’t examined it closely, but I’m guessing there’s an extra few thousandths between the blades compared to other brands.

    I just had my third shave with the razor and feel no decline in comfort. At 5 for a dollar, I had already decided that if I only got 2 good shaves out of the razor it was worth it for the comfort. But it looks like I’ll get way more than a couple of shaves out of each razor, maybe 8-10. I don’t know yet.

    I have found my new razor and I recommend giving them a shot if you happen to spot them at a Dollar Tree. If you’re not as enamored of them as I am, you’re only out a buck.

  2. Steven Fraser says:

    The next step in ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) will be Shave Cream containers that phone in a new order when they are starting to run low.

  3. ossqss says:

    I can only offer this. No comment needed ⊙¿⊙

  4. gallopingcamel says:

    What an amazing video! Something that can be seen at the bottom left of the opening collage triggered memories. A picture of Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With The Wind, 1939) appears bottom left.

    I first met Vivien in 1954 when she handed me a cup of tea and a small sandwich. British people drink tea at every opportunity so nobody thinks it odd when a cricket match stops for tea around 4 p.m. Back then I was a fast bowler with a nifty late outswinger and I played on the Stratford Memorial Theater cricket team. The theater always had trouble finding enough players so I was drafted as a ringer by my friends Patrick Wymark and Lee Montague.

    Vivien was the most vivacious person I ever met. She used to play poker with the stage hands between scenes in Shakespeare plays. Sadly she had a difficult life thanks to being a Manic-Depressive (known as Bi-Polar Disorder in the USA). On her good days she could light up a room but on her bad days she could hurt you in ways that were hard to forgive.

    I will never forget Patrick and Lee playing Chiron and Demetrius in Titus Andronicus. They both ended up in the pie served to Tamora.

    Patrick Wymark died young but he is remembered for his amazing ability to portray Winston Churchill in documentaries:
    https://www.allmovie.com/artist/patrick-wymark-p77724

  5. beththeserf says:

    Well I dunno, re 1st video, NOT my recollection of school experience, primary or secondary. Maybe not a secondary school experience because I went to an all girls’ school so guess we weren’t competing for resources. :) Re Ossqss video, what is it with this ‘git redheads assigned to crazy danger zone?’ Duh!

    Went to see J.B Peterson speaking in Melbourne tonight. He discussed the toxicity theme too but re a claim, last night, on ABC TV panel, by a feminist panel member that ‘men taking pride in being good providers’ was a toxic attitude. N ow that’s what I would call crazy, a woman denying the value of a male prepared to hang around and provide for his family. Over 5000 in audience, about 4/1 male to female ratio. Very high security presence, we all were checked out closely. Outside a protest march by, but no incidents that I know of.

  6. gallopingcamel says:

    @beththeserf,
    J.B.Peterson triggering a protest march………something weird going on.

    I used to visit Sydney every three months and learned to go to a golf course from the plane to give the Wentworth hotel time to get my room ready. On my first visit I went to a bar in Sydney and asked for a Fosters (quite popular in the USA). Big mistake.

    I only went to Melbourne once (what is that half hour about) and got the impression that the locals were saner than most. My last visit was in 1986 so what the heck went wrong in the last 30 years?

  7. D. J. Hawkins says:

    @beththesurf;
    I didn’t find out until after high school, but my sister, who was a year behind me at a coed parochial school, suffered nearly non-stop bullying from her female peers. This included physical assault up to and including being pushed down a flight of stairs on one occasion. On the compete-for-resources theme, the school was 2 to 1 girls to guys.

  8. beththeserf says:

    gc, Oz has been got at, like much of the Western world, from within by the pervasive leftist ideologies inculcated by Humanities Departments of the Universities. I was at Melbourne University in the late 1970’s early 1980’s and saw it, not as intense as now, but a culture.
    Went to a student’s graduation at what used to be a tertiary technical working man’s college,
    the propaganda hype by the administrators was unrelenting, ‘sustainability, equality, inclusiveness. globul warming,’ …………

    DJH sorry about yr sister and I know bullying happens,among girls, I’d forgotten about an
    incident in my own primary school, but in my own student experience and teaching, most
    of the girls were pretty nice. When I see those movies with really catty college girls i think
    , ‘well that’s a bit over the top.’ Guess there are schools where you get that bullying culture,
    just passing on my experience.

  9. beththeserf says:

    Oops, sorry EM back to my bad habit of line controlling, I see. (

  10. Larry Ledwick says:

    I think a bit of it is the local culture of the clics in the school an how important it is to be high status in that student body.

    The seeking of status is always there but in some schools it is more intense than in others. Some groups only have two choices “in – or out” and others have several groups you can be in with.

    Cheer leader and pep club, various clubs etc. if they are numerous provide more relatively high status position for students to seek out.

    Seeking status is hard wired in humans but there are various degrees of it and for some their personal status if fulfilled by an out of school group rather than just the cool girl group among the cheerleaders , pep club sorts.

    In a culture like the rich communities of California and back east where superficial displays are king, I am sure the competition is much more blood thirsty than in more diverse communities where other factors than wealth, beauty and conforming to the local clothing or behavior fads matter.

  11. ossqss says:

    BTS, I figured it a risk to post that video. I found the humorous parts overcame the other parts, so a dice roll was in order. Best I can tell on the red hair part relates to the hiring of Irish police officers in the 19th century who had a reputation of having tempers. IIRC, they were hired quickly in NYC because they could speak English, back in the day. Of the red headed folks (man or woman) I have known over the years, (30+ counted from memory) only one of them I would consider crazy. Statistically, that is less than the other groupings from my shoes :-)

    Cheers!

  12. beththeserf says:

    LOL, yer fergiven ossqss.

  13. rhoda klapp says:

    The crazy/hot chart needs a time axis. Both qualities vary over time, in both directions. Also, women are likely to be extra crazy for nine months preceding motherhood. And at least eighteen years after.

  14. philjourdan says:

    I got you beat – 4 sisters and 3 daughters. And even my wife – who I love dearly – I see that in her. I learned long ago to tune it out (the sniping and backbiting).

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