I'm glad that there were no casualties in this hostage situation.
Hi Pineapple:You hit a nerve with the comment on Feministing that you can't forgive your father for his sexist comment. My father is a pig also, and treated me like a second class citizen my whole life, (I'll be 52 in March). I struggled my entire life to be the best person I could be, the only one in the family to finish college, I got a master's, a good job - I'm still only a woman. Ever vigilant to make my father like and respect me, I traveled to Florida at great inconvenience and expense last August,(I’m a consultant – I only get paid when I work), to spend some quality time with him now that he's old and we don't have much time left. The idiot propositioned me. I kid you not. I'm finished with him - I really cannot excuse this one. I know there are good, moral men out there, but most of them are selfish pigs and now that I'm getting older, I realize that I'm better off alone. I truly think that the reason society says that women can't get men after 50 because they're too old is a complete fabrication. I know for a fact that I'm still attractive and desirable to men - even those who aren't my father. I choose to be alone because men take advantage of my good nature and generosity. I'm one of the lucky ones though, I don't need anyone. Just buck up honey and struggle for success - and you will struggle. This world is not a good place for women - especially when you can't even rely on your father. But look at it this way; you don't have any illusions about men. You can pretty much bet all most men think about is themselves first and foremost. I know there are exceptions - I hope you find one if that's what you want. Like your blog - keep up the good work.
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