It seems like just yesterday I wrote about Sam de Brito not being a feminist, yet here I am again. His All men are liars column in yesterday’s Sun Herald is truly a big pile of steaming poo.
It’s about the first time you say ‘I love you’. Goes nicely with the ‘just pick a bloke, any bloke, because you’re being too choosey and fooling yourself if you think anyone may actually like you’ nonsense in Sunday Life. (I’ll get to that later, when I can bring myself to read it.)
Aside from being abandoned as a child or getting stuck next to Layne Beachley on an international flight, having our love rejected must be one of humankind’s most primal fears.
What the fuck? Did Beachley not fall for his “hey baby, wanna root?” line at some point in the past or something?
But this is the truly frightening part:
In my other life, I run seminars for men of all ages who are struggling with their dating mojo…
Let me guess – it’s a tacky rip-off of the nasty bullshit from The Game, with a dash of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and you finish it all up by telling men that feminism has fucked women up but at least you get to fuck them.
I’m not saying that men can’t be feminists. Many are. But Sam de Brito, you are definitely not a feminist. Wanna know what gave it away? You tell women what to do. You tell everyone that you know what women think. You blame women for everything. You think that Sex and the City is real life. You think that anything men do that is blameworthy can be shrugged off with a ‘aren’t we men silly’ smirk. And you assume that all women are the same.
I am no cheerleader for gender roles – I think they harm both sexes – however, on some issues I won’t be budged and one of them is that men should never, ever, say “I love you” first.
Why? Because as much as guys enjoy the she-loves-me, she-loves-me-not interplay of a new relationship, women live for it. It is chick crack.
When it comes to love, the fairer sex is like an auto-erotic who chokes herself to heighten orgasm; the closer they come to blacking out with confusion and despair over a man’s feelings, the greater their pleasure.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Pathetic. Truly fucking pathetic.
And there’s still half his column to go but I can’t read any more of this bullshit. So rather than simply blogging about how offensive this guy is, I’m going to complain. The editor of S, the liftout that runs his column, is Andrew Taylor. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The editor of the Sun Herald is Simon Dulhunty. His email address is email@example.com.
All men are liars. Except Sam de Brito. He’s a fake.*
Update with hindsight: * There was an insult here, but I’ve taken it out. It was mean. Justified, but mean.