I like it when Slartibartfast comes around, if only because he sees things so much differently than I do that it makes me think.
But today? Today I want to go over to Slarti’s house, grab him by the arm, and take him around town kicking ass and taking names.
Sadly, we would have to start by tying Slarti to a chair and beating him with a hundred feminists and I am not strong enough to lift a hundred feminists.
Shoot, I’m not even strong enough to lift myself.
But let’s not get distracted by my problems. We’re talking about how much Slarti needs him some feminist indoctrination.
Repeat after me:
What I do has value and I have the right to expect that my value be recognized even if I don’t conform to strict gender categories and societal expectations.
I do have the right to expect the world to make room for me and the right to be angry when it won’t.
See, today Slarti writes about how, even though he likes to do domestic things, he feels excluded from participating, as a parent and domestic-task-do-er, in groups that call themselves, say, Tennessee Moms.
And he’s right, that he is being excluded and in an unfair bullshit way.
But, does he start up his own group? Call the Tennessean on their bullshit gender stereotyping? Write a post about what bullshit it is that his own talents and skills are overlooked just because he’s a man?
He writes a post about how, since he’s always been “different,” he’s learned to suck it up and accept that the resources he needs are never going to be available to him because he doesn’t fit in.
Slarti, I know you’re a Christian, so cover your ears at this next part, but what the fuck?
You have value and the world should make room for you and the fact that it doesn’t sucks. A person might have to make his or her peace with that, but you shouldn’t accept it.