Saturday, February 11, 2006

Completely Flabbergasted

Ok. So yesterday I was reading The Daily Universe while at work. Not so much because I enjoy reading it, but more because it is one of the only things I am allowed to read while at work and it helps to pass the time. Anyway, one of the letters to the editor completely shocked me. Read below and I'm sure you will see why:

" Women in the Past:

From recent readings in my history textbooks, I learned that there really is much that we can learn from our ancestors. Especially enlightening to me was my readings of a certain section called 'Women in Classical Societies.' Although I may be highly criticized for this, I feel it my duty to express my opinion that these ancient societies got it right with women.

My first lesson came from the Chinese. They understood the true value of a woman: to serve her husband. The husband of course, is also left with responsibility to create an atmosphere in which his wife could serve him. Think how much more orderly our society would be if we just adhered to this basic principle.

Next it was the Romans' turn to further enlighten me. They spoke of the danger of giving women too much power, and gave the wise insight that 'it is for the weaker sex to submit to whatever you [the man] advise.' So I call on all to consider these important messages from our ancestors long gone, and help bring our society up to the level that it once held. - Josh Kacher (Midway, Utah) "

OK! So pretty much I came home completely OUTRAGED that someone had actually WRITTEN these things about women!!! I marched through our front door and proceeded to read the letter to my husband (who found my angry pacing and added emphasis to the letter quite humorous). He couldn't believe it either, although his opinion is that Mr. Kacher really feels this way, and is a complete geek with no social skills who's probably never talked to an actual female.

I just don't get it! Is this person trying to be funny, and incite infuriated women to respond to his letter as a joke? Or does he seriously feel this way? Either way, he is pretty much the stupidest boy ever to actually associate his name with something like this in a school newspaper. I can guarantee he will never get a date for the rest of his life!

The sad thing is, he probably really does feel this way. It makes me so sad, because he's probably been taught to feel this way because of the way he was brought up. That makes me sad, because it means there is a woman in the world who actually buys into this CRAP!

Although I have no idea who Josh Kacher is, I have some serious issues with him, and he better be hoping he never bumps into me on campus. Although, as long as he's buying into Roman philosophy, he might as well look for a man to spend some time with. The Romans supported homosexuality because of their opinion that males were superior to females. Since I'm pretty sure he'll have a hard time finding female companionship after publicly announcing his chauvinistic, pig-headed ideology, he might be better off looking for a handsome young man to keep him warm at night. What a jerk!


  1. So either that individual either a) is really bad at writing satire and everyone is going to miss his point, b) just got dumped, but good, by a 'modern' woman, c) was dared to write it by some practical joker or d) really feels that way. And let's hope it is anything but d or that guy is never going to get a date again. And please give an update if any rebuttals appear in the next edition. I remember the great Should Girls Wear Messenger Bags debate of 2001 in the Universe. It went on for more than a month.

  2. I can't believe i missed that! Why wasn't I reading the paper that day? I can't believe that guy! it HAD to have been a joke. Otherwise, i agree with you...i hope he finds happiness in the gay life...cause there is not one girl

  3. who would even think for a milisecond about saying yes to him. he must be bitter or something. (so my first comment...yeah it cut off:))

  4. I think that even if he is adhering to a-c on scully's comments, I still feel bad for any girl who gets attached to him. Its a pitty really that he probably will find someone that will be ok with what he said and still love him. Even if it was a joke or a dare or something I would want to think higher of both sexes that what that man wrote. What he wrote makes him seem sort of trashy.

  5. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Oh my goodness this is HILARIOUS. Seriously? Of course it's not true. Calm the heck down. It's obviously a joke - how often do women joke about men in the same way? What's "flabbergasting" is the way that you're responding. I'm totally on the side of your husband - finding your rantings and ragings humorous. At least one of you has a sense of humor!


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