Why I will never be a Feminist

Like OM, I will never be a feminist either.

There is so much more to life then blaming the patriarchy for everything wrong in life – whoever and whatever that actually is anymore.

On a positive note, we could use feminism as reason to legalize prostitution as keeping prostitution illegal is obviously an oppression of women’s bodies and well… we can’t have that.

Last Straw: Round Lake Mcdonald’s – I will never go to Mcdonald’s again.

Round Lake, Illinois sucks.  Not just the vile excuse for money hungry and corrupt cops that it employs, but now you can add the local Mcdonalds to the suckage.

I’ve worked retail so I have an incredible amount of sympathy and patience for food service people – especially at places like Mcdonalds, considering how much they have to put up with from the fatties who didn’t get enough sauce on their Bigmacs. I’ve been avoiding Mcdonalds as much as I can because their food quality has gone down, the portions are less, and their prices have increased. The only sole reason to grace the grease-filled pit-stop is for the fast service that is the last remaining remnant of it’s glory days of the billions served.

It was around 12:00 am when I caved and decided to stop at Mcdonalds for a coffee. I have a coffee problem, and it extends into the wee hours of the night.  There was two cars ahead of me.  I have plenty of patience, so I flipped on Taking Back Sunday’s, Where You Want To Be, and let the wait begin.

About 10 minutes later, the car at the window pulls away. No food was given and apparently no more patience was either. The car in front of me pulls up.  Within another 10 minutes it leaves without anything. Red flags. I sense a disturbance in the force.

I pull up to the window. A pretty blonde girl at the window apologizes to me for the wait and drops a bombshell – she is the only person on duty.  Well, that explains it. Having worked the graveyard shift, I’m still shocked that it’s just her working.  The Mcdonalds in Mordor a.k.a Round Lake does a fair amount of business at night – which makes just one worker on duty all the more puzzling.

I get my coffee about a minute later, and drive off.  I was actually frustrated enough, that I pulled over in the Gurnee Denny’s parking lot and decided to send a complaint to Mcdonald’s via my phone. Now I have never sent any business any complaint for any reason. I put up, and shut up – and don’t come back if I don’t like the service.

About a day later I get a poorly worded email from their customer service apologizing. I’m not one of those people who want’s free shit, but a gift card for future coffee might have been nice. Needless to say, from now on, I’m never going to Mcdonalds again.  I’ll miss their low quality salads lacking in actual nutritional value and their Colombian roast coffee that’s barely tolerable.

10 Ways to get Rid of a Feminist

Jason makes 10 quick accurate points about reactions feminists will have to certain statements and he nails it.

Cue the “misogyny” accusations in 3,2,1…

“This post implies that you’re a little sexist, misogynistic and narrow minded… because you target women who fight for equality.”

Mysterious Social Network ‘Ello’ Explodes In Popularity For People Fleeing Facebook

Another kind of decentralized network, Diaspora, also caught my eye.

“Diaspora is the Privacy Aware Open Source Social Network that puts you in control of your information.
With Diaspora you decide what you’d like to share, and with whom.
Choice
Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.

Ownership
You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.

Simplicity
Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.”

A Review: Opinionated Man – Harsh Reality

Jason Cushman is a proud Asian man who literally doesn’t give a fuck. In his own words:

“My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.”

He posts what he feels, when he wants, and in a very unique style in the blogging community. It is the primary reason why he stands out – his blogging style is specifically his own.

His blog, Harsh Reality, directly encourages bloggers to consistently interact with each other and he frequently features guest posts by other bloggers to promote this ambition.   His, “WordPress Meet and Greet” is another example of attempting to get bloggers to actually interact with each other and based on the feedback he has gotten, I’d say its been very successful.

The most important message I have seen reflected from Cushman is admonishing of fellow bloggers to carve out their own unique style.   If you desire an actual breath of fresh air and a writing style that you won’t see elsewhere, his blog is a must follow. (I’ve been following him for several months now.)

Let’s get real. In today’s blogging world, many bloggers are still very afraid from posting what they actually think because of possible backlash from dissident opinions.  Jason doesn’t care and he shouldn’t.  Disagreements are an inevitable part of daily life and that is manifested to even more of an extent online and in the blogging world.   Remember, life goes on. 
Usually there is very little moderation on his blog in a direct attempt to promote feedback – something I applaud.  State your piece, and he will state his.   One of my personal favorites is, “Women are Crazy (The way to lose your female readers)” .   The original post of it had over 2k comments.  It’s yet again evidence that when it comes to blogging, all publicity is good publicity.

I highly suggest his blog for people who are looking to improve their own as he won’t bullshit you with “easy steps”.  There is no shortcut for the time investment and gradual building of your blogging network – something he has repeatedly pointed out.

A quick golden rule for bloggers: Don’t spam and selfishly promote on others blogs if you wouldn’t approve of it happening on your own.  Opinionated Man’s, “WordPress Meet and Greet” however is an opportunity for all of us to self-promote in the right way. Try it some time.