Wednesday, April 09, 2008

today's feminist gem

herself despairs of ever educating my boy into the ways of modern life. she cannot understand how she and himself have managed to bring him up without the slightest hint of feminism having entered into his head. our household is not a traditional one. himself is in charge of cooking and shopping. herself is in charge of demolition and matters involving the toolbox. neither of them believes in generalising about any section of the human race. yet my boy persists in coming out with what herself describes as unreconstructed nonsense and himself describes as total rubbish (well in fact not such a polite word as rubbish but i like to keep my blog clean in case children pass by).

today my boy said "do you think the word over-reaction comes from ovaries? you know, because women are the ones with ovaries and they are the ones who over-react?"

to which herself could only reply, once the peeps had stopped gasping, "thats one for the blog!"

so here it is.

11 comments:

flutter said...

HA!

liv said...

in the casa de madness, a young man might have gotten a swift kick in the pants. but, that might be ovaryacting.

Eileen said...

You gotta wonder how these thoughts get in boys brains!! I had to laugh. Such a boy/male thing to say. I hope you clarified this with him, lol.
XOXO

Patience-please said...

Perfect!!!

womaninawindow said...

How do you spell l-o-n-g g-a-s-p? Where do these little critters come from? And I find myself in need of looking into profiles to find out how old he is...tell me, not 15!

Lesley Rigby said...

Absolutely Brilliant! He has the most original thoughts. A future Einstein! You can't stop with the one you have to make a few more.............

Anonymous said...

a triumph of genes over indoctrination.

Andrea said...

You know...I think Ben is the same age as your son...similar neurology...and when he is not being absolutely saintly about saving the environment...he ABSOLUTELY enjoys making me crazy--any way he can.

He asked me recently, per my speeches on the topic: If women are so amazing, why do men have to take care of them and open doors and stuff.

I informed him that he didn't HAVE to do those things, that when he became a man, he would realize what a PRIVILEDGE it was to help a good woman.

He hasn't come up with a witty retort for that one yet. In time.

Deb said...

My son told me the other day he's homophobic, actually his girlfriend told me and I shook my head. I couldn't believe it. I thought I raised him better. The problem is, he's himself with his own life, his own experiences, his own biology and neurology. But I wanted to smack him upside his head.

crazymumma said...

yes, but at least he askes the questions to which I am sure your peeps are willing to answer after they have collected their collective breaths.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Happy Birthday!

(It comes up on Greyhound Gap's Forum in case you're wondering how I knew!)