Shem wrote: ↑
19 Dec 2017, 15:25
Geez, you didn't even bother to thank me, even though I only shot my initials into your door with an old-timey blunderbuss that one time. How can you expect anyone to bother to change if you don't slavishly acknowledge their improvement every single time it comes up, no matter how egregious the original behavior?
I'd get to the rest of y'all later
. Besides, there's some of you I need to research before thanking you, which is very difficult due to the whole "logical impossibility of proving a negative."
you on Sunday morning at eight o'clock Eastern time, exactly?
Jennifer wrote: ↑
19 Dec 2017, 14:03
Will somebody give Matt Damon a cookie and a pat on the head so he'll stop whining about how insufficient attention is being paid to men who aren't
He's desperately hoping his past behavior doesn't come in for attention like Been Affleck's did.
That could very well be it, but on the other hand maybe not; Damon's "let's not forget ME" attitude could simply be a more egregious version of something I personally have seen from self-centered men before: Yo, woman, don't complain about how irritated you are by that catcaller today unless you first give me a cookie and praise me for being one of the good men who do not catcall. Don't complain about how on-street pickup attempts annoy you until after you highlight my own personal virtue. When you talk about problems you experience, you're supposed to make it all about me
, and thus far you've really been dropping the ball.
And now Matt Damon ups the ante to "In addition to whining about the men who sexually harassed or attacked them and maybe trashed their careers, why don't women in Hollywood say some nice
things about the men who did NOT do such terrible things?"
Of course, my own behavior these past couple of days indicates I'm exactly the type of woman Damon would not respect; ever since Sunday I've been all "Waaah, someone shot a bunch of high-caliber bullets into my apartment, waaah" yet not until a few minutes ago did I ever once think to praise any of the responsible people who don't shoot into innocent folks' homes.
Thoreau: thank you for never firing a weapon in my direction, even during those times I met you in person.
Kolohe: thank you for never misusing your military training in such a way that might have endangered me personally.
Nicole: among your many admirable qualities, I especially admire the way you never fired a weapon at me, nor contributed to Chicago gun-violence statistics in general.
Shem: -- um, I still need to look into a few things before issuing a statement one way or the other.
"Myself, despite what they say about libertarians, I think we're actually allowed to pursue options beyond futility or sucking the dicks of the powerful." -- Eric the .5b