Friday, March 04, 2005
The Male Chauvinist Pig & The Female Chauvinist B*tch
When I was young, I knew of MCPs. Now that I'm a little older, I invented the FCBs.
The definition of an MCP today, is a little blurred now. I have no idea what is an MCP anymore because, more often than not, you see exactly the same trait displayed amongst the female of the species.
Now, the dictionary defines chauvinist as:
n 1: a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind 2: an extreme bellicose nationalist.
There you have it. I guess it doesn't matter whether you're guy or gal. The truth is, at some time or other in your life, we were one, due to pride or ego. But, I am inclined to believe that it has made its point, more often than not, among the male gender. I have seen how often, the male ego got in the way of many things which they could have otherwise resolved much more easily.
We were all brought up to believe that the men were the pillar of our (women) strength. We were all brought up to believe that they are the hunter and protector of the family. How often do you hear the phrase, "What do you women know?". There you have it. Men who constantly belittle women. Men who constantly feel the need to put people down (especially women) in order to feel good and superior about their being.
I hate it. Absolutely adhore people with such egoistical mindsets. My dad was one and this gives me an even stronger reason to detest. While I see the need for one to take pride in themselves and their work, I'm sure the threshold in each of us varies greatly. As we get older and mature, the definition blurs and we are less likely find a true blue MCP to pin point upon. Still, there's nothing stopping me from recognising an MCP from 1000 miles away.
I've long given up debating on the conclusion because, such men will never think they are "wrong", much less listen to the opinions of "little women". And because life is really about complementing the strengths and weaknesses of each other. Sadly, people of such mindsets cannot be challenged or questioned. Nevertheless, I would make my stand clear lest, they hurl all sorts of nonsense from them. That's the FCB in me speaking.
Now...what's an MCP? I'm back at square 1.
Posted by LiTTle-FooT at 2:47 PM with 0