December 4, 2008

Yet another ASS U ME r

And here we have another commenter "ass u me ing" something about the letter writer's mother and her marriages:

Patrick Brown Says:

December 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 pm
Here in a nutshell are women's priorities. So long as there is one woman suffering anywhere, then no amount of male suffering counts for anything. Women are just more important.

Cheryl, your biological father was kicked out of your life before you were old enough to remember him. All you have to go on is your mother's side of the story. Your stepfather was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of a women who married him for his money. The fact that you can frame this as an example of male oppression of women suggests your view of your biological father may be just as skewed.

Again, how does one ass u me that Cheryl's mother was a gold digger only out for this man's money? Depending on how many children the gambling bio-dad had, how much difficulty would the mother have had raising those children? And again, if the first husband had died instead of being divorced from mom, would we even be debating this issue? A mother whose husband had died and she remarried to provide a father figure to the children left behind would have been applauded. But a divorced mother who does this in light of a basically absent father, is a gold digger?

I have seen it written before and I will simply restate this: Things are not much different for women now than they were 40-50 years ago, in many ways.


Jennifer Teal McGraw said...

Again, how does one ass u me that Cheryl's mother was a gold digger only out for this man's money?

probably the fact that Cheryl says she married for "practical" reasons, but you mustnt point that out, must youo? It would be too fair to the men to tell the whole story.

By the way, this assumer stuff is very impressive to those with the mentality of a 13 year old but the rest of us are not impressed.

Glenn's Cult? said...

Welllllllllll, this was the 1960's from Cheryl's post. Back in the 60's it was extremely difficult for any woman to raise one child let alone 3 or 4 as Cheryl's mother did. So in that time when women were NOT hired for the decent jobs. Most women in those days were secretaries or teachers or worked in child care or housekeeping jobs. So for her mother to marry for practical reasons and for you to call her on it in my opinion was pretty low.

If you were her mother and could only find a job paying x amount of dollars, your children's father ran off due to gambling issues, what would you reccomend her mother to do?

I guess nothing, you would much rather blackball her for trying to care for the children.