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Old 06.02.2011, 17:48
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Where are the REAL MEN?

...or chivalry is really dead? With half of the earth population being male, there are extremely few real men out there. Don't get me wrong, I completely blame the over chickefication of guys by overzealous feminists, but really ladies, we are just working against us. Yesterday I was walking my dog when my ankle gave away and I was flat on my face in the middle of the street. A guy was walking by about ten feet away from me, looking at me laying on the ground and he WALKS AWAY!! Without saying a word! Now I am not someone waiting to be rescued by men ( I was a US Army wife for 12 years after all ) but an "are you all right?" would've been very welcome .

Maybe I am old fashioned but I do love when men open doors for me, saying hello to me first, or taking heavy bags from me. Not because I am less capable but these little acts of kindness shows respect. And in my opinion the world could use a little more respect in it. End of rant.
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Old 06.02.2011, 17:48
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I'm so sorry to hear that. I definitely wouldn't have just walked away!

I would have had a good laugh first.
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Yesterday I was walking my dog when my ankle gave away and I was flat on my face in the middle of the street. A guy was walking by about ten feet away from me, looking at me laying on the ground and he WALKS AWAY!! Without saying a word!
A guy? That'd be just the one, then?

And what about all the others?
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Old 06.02.2011, 17:55
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I'd be pretty offended whether or not said person was male or female. The only difference would be that I'd either think "you bitch" or "you bastard".
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Old 06.02.2011, 17:57
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

Where are all the real men? Off biking, taking care of their kids or hiking with their families.
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Old 06.02.2011, 17:58
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

Im meeting one soon. Shame he is in Geneva. And no im not sharing :P
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:07
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Where are all the real men? Off biking, taking care of their kids or hiking with their families.
Oh, really?
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:08
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

Adrianlondon--I am laughing now, after all it is pretty hilarious to see someone on their face And I wouldn't have been mad at him for doing so if he comes over after and asks if I was ok. Which I wasn't , I think I have a broken thumb. Maybe DB and I can hop over to the dr's office and get a discount on X-rays.
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Maybe DB and I can hop over to the dr's office and get a discount on X-rays.
Now there's a plan. I bet you could fit my toe and your thumb on the one plate and save a fortune!
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:18
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Maybe DB and I can hop over to the dr's office and get a discount on X-rays.
Or maybe you two can just bind your toes together, heard that helps
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:18
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

This real man, is still on his quest for real ale, Real Madrid, Real Player and real estate .. to name but a few.

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Old 06.02.2011, 18:22
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

So what if the observer had been a woman? Think it's not possible? I imagine your problem is one of you found a person without a sense of 'common' decency, don't you think? There are plenty of those, of both genders.
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:30
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

Perhaps Phdoofus, but we tend to naturally expect (well at least hope) that a gentleman will help. Especially when you've hurt yourself and you're flat on your face.

Janite hope you're ok. mmmm turn it to your advantage and declare yourself on strike and have the rest of your family pamper you for a while !
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:33
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I do realize there are idiots in both genders but this incident only started my train of thought. I do blame women, mothers for bringing up boys with no sense of who they are. In today's society people are so afraid to raise boys to be boys, that there is no way they have a chance to grow up to be Men. When schools suspend little boys for making paper guns and teach them that there are no difference between man and women and force them to adapt to a more feminine world, that's what I don't get.
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:39
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I do blame women, mothers for bringing up boys with no sense of who they are. In today's society people are so afraid to raise boys to be boys, that there is no way they have a chance to grow up to be Men. When schools suspend little boys for making paper guns and teach them that there are no difference between man and women and force them to adapt to a more feminine world, that's what I don't get.
sorry to hear about your injury, but as was mentioned, this behaviour would have been rude, no matter what the gender of the other person is.

how does making a paper gun teach someone to be polite and helpful?

And what about blaming their fathers? Surely they should be the ones teaching and leading by example?
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:46
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Perhaps Phdoofus, but we tend to naturally expect (well at least hope) that a gentleman will help.
Unfortunately, the gentleman left the building when gender equality moved in. Sorry, gals.
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I do realize there are idiots in both genders but this incident only started my train of thought. I do blame women, mothers for bringing up boys with no sense of who they are. In today's society people are so afraid to raise boys to be boys, that there is no way they have a chance to grow up to be Men. When schools suspend little boys for making paper guns and teach them that there are no difference between man and women and force them to adapt to a more feminine world, that's what I don't get.
Ahhhhh finally! What an interesting point.. (though I don't agree with it )

Why do you believe that society has changed its way in regards to education ?
- I don't see why you would suggest that paper guns (or make believe plastic pirate swords etc) would have anything to do with becoming a "real" man.
- Erasing the differences between genders via education, doesn't make a man a wimp. It helps men understand that women are equals
- Where do you get this idea of a feminine world ?
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I do realize there are idiots in both genders but this incident only started my train of thought. I do blame women, mothers for bringing up boys with no sense of who they are. In today's society people are so afraid to raise boys to be boys, that there is no way they have a chance to grow up to be Men. When schools suspend little boys for making paper guns and teach them that there are no difference between man and women and force them to adapt to a more feminine world, that's what I don't get.
At first you blamed feminism (btw I don't think feminists have anything to do with lack of common sense and curtesy), now moms, or society. I think it is just up to guys to grow up, take the responsibility. The minute we quit blaming others for making these "men" immature, they might step up to the plate.

I think I would equally expect men or women to check on me if I landed on my face, it would probably shock me more if a guy wouldn't offer his hand to stand up, or such. I find old little ladies to be the most chivalrous here, btw.
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Hang on... we're drawing all these sociological conclusions from the selfish behaviour of one man?

I understand there's a few million of them in this country. I doubt they're all selfish, inconsiderate oafs.

At least, not outside Zurich.
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this behaviour would have been rude, no matter what the gender of the other person is.
I agree. The guy was just an inconsiderate a$$. IMHO if someone falls down on the street you're supposed to help that person, whether male or female.
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