I went to college and there aren’t enough men! Wah! I stayed home and there are too many men! Wah! Jesus, bitches, could you pick one?

17 Jan

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So, the always lovely, always articulate Amanda Marcotte has a new post up at Slate’s XX blog about how much it sucks to live in a town with men.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/01/16/sex_in_the_non_city_the_dangers_of_a_small_town_where_single_men_outnumber.html

Apparently, there is an oil patch in North Dakota (who knew?!) and since working in an oil patch is scrubby, dirty, physically demanding work, there are a whole bunch of men about!  Interesting that Amanda doesn’t touch that little nugget, isn’t it?  Let’s see, shitty, dirty, strenuous , back-breaking labor – of course men are doing it!  For six figure incomes.

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Nope, Amanda just lets that slide.  What she wants to talk about is NOT the fact that the world’s most difficult, demanding work is done by men, but rather the fact that these men SUCK.  They move to small towns, where the work happens to be, in small Northern States (with “conservative” cultures) and suddenly whammo, blammo!  They’re ENTITLED to treat women as garbage.  And by garbage she means “notice” and “try to talk to”, which, as we all know, is what no woman wants ever. Especially not Amanda. (Hey, maybe she’s a lesbian?  I don’t know.  In which case, of course she doesn’t want men to talk to her and oops, my bad.  I really have no idea, though.)

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[Men sucking is] a result of the heavily transitory population that comes with oil fields and the highly conservative culture of rural North Dakota, where men feel entitled to treat women like garbage in a way they don’t feel—or can’t express, at least—in places where “feminism” is actually thought to be a good thing.

Why, you fuckers!

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If the abundance of (crappy) men in small towns comes as a surprise to women dwelling in cities or on college campuses, well, that’s because you ladies have the RIGHT SORT of men, there’s just not enough of them.

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/forget-online-dating-heres-something-that-might-really-hurt-monogamy/266970/

And the sisterhood of sluttiness means that the RIGHT SORT of men don’t have to settle down with any one woman when all the vaginas are theirs for the taking!

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/02/sex_is_cheap.html

Oh my.  Well this is a right mess, isn’t it?  Go to the cities, and there are not enough men.  Stick to the countryside, and all the men suck.  What is a lady to do?

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Amanda’s article is a perfect example of HYPERGAMY, (colloquially referred to as “marrying up”) – the act or practice of seeking a spouse of higher looks, socioeconomic, caste or status than oneself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergamy

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These oil patch lads, well, they have money, and the work keeps them in fairly good physical shape, but they just don’t have the STATUS a proper feminist wants. Most of them probably haven’t even BEEN to college. Sure, they know to weld and fit a rigging and understand how couplings work, but I’ll bet they have never even heard of Monique Wittig and they have no idea how completely irrelevant they are!

http://judgybitch.com/2013/01/14/the-moment-i-knew-feminism-was-a-crock-of-shit/

What these men are is, well, MEN.  These do not look like the sort of essay-writing, feminist-leaning, soft-bodied boys you find on college campuses.  They do not appear to be the sort of men willing to put up with a lot of shit.  You spend a day on an oil rig, and I highly doubt you have plans to come home and negotiate who will be microwaving Lean Cuisine for dinner.  Men who do men’s work (and oil rig workers ARE men) expect to be treated like men, and to act like men, and that right there is what gets Amanda all in a tizzy.

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There is one group of women who really, really love oil patch workers:  prostitutes.  Now there is a group of women who understand what men want and they are willing to provide it.  For cash.  And good for them.

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Amanda doesn’t like competing on those terms. And she doesn’t want other women competing on those terms, either.

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Hmm.  I wonder why?  If men can simply buy sex, then women who are interested in something more will have to offer something more!

http://judgybitch.com/2012/11/12/sluts-lower-the-value-of-all-women-heres-how-to-compete-with-them/

Ladies, don’t let Amanda scare you!  Methinks the lady has a bad case of “I WISH men would hit on me”. There is nothing wrong with small towns, nothing wrong with men who work dirty jobs (for lots of money!), and the idea that men who live in small towns feel entitled to treat women like garbage is just straight up slander.

Here’s my advice:  leave Amanda to her cat.  They look happy together.

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If you have something more to offer men than just your pussy and a bucket of sneering contempt, load up your car and head for North Dakota.  And forget about wearing white for a while.  Crude oil is hell to get out.

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Lots of love,

JB

22 Responses to “I went to college and there aren’t enough men! Wah! I stayed home and there are too many men! Wah! Jesus, bitches, could you pick one?”

  1. Erudite Knight January 17, 2013 at 15:54 #

    Whats funny about this is women will cry about ‘equal opportunity’ in the work place, but I sure as hel dont see a line of even the most ardent feminst lining up to go drilling on oil rigs.

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  2. judgybitch January 17, 2013 at 16:37 #

    Eww. Gross. Of course not. Oil rigs fuck up gel manicures like nothing else!

    Ladies have priorities, Knight!

    gel manicures>equality

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  3. M3 January 17, 2013 at 16:44 #

    “And by garbage she means “notice” and “try to talk to”, which, as we all know, is what no woman wants ever. Especially not Amanda. (Hey, maybe she’s a lesbian?”
    -we’ve gone down this road before… but all signs do appear to point to yes.

    “What these men are is, well, MEN. These do not look like the sort of essay-writing, feminist-leaning, soft-bodied boys you find on college campuses.”
    – I misread that line and saw it as ” These MEN do not look for essay-writing, feminist-leaning, soft bodied boys you find on …”
    it’s just too easy to mistake a feminist for a fat, chubby, short pixie cut boy nowadays.

    “Amanda doesn’t like competing on those terms (prostitutes). And she doesn’t want other women competing on those terms, either.”
    – what happened to her body, her choice, her sexual choices are none of Marcunts business?

    “If men can simply buy sex, then women who are interested in something more will have to offer something more!”
    – Hmmm.. if vagina access is priced into oblivion due to inflation.. how else to show value to a man? Becoming more feminine or be a contemptuous man hating, self absorbed, combative, entitled equalist with the disposition of a man and looks to match.

    Hmmmm, tough call.

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  4. Martini January 17, 2013 at 16:56 #

    You’re both wrong.

    I grew up in ND; have many in-laws who still live in the Bakken patch area. The problem (and there is one) is not: “the highly conservative culture of rural North Dakota, where men feel entitled to treat women like garbage.” This comment is ignorant snobbism from someone who has likely never set foot in the state. It’s not as if the native ND men are suddenly ravishing the maidens of the prairies.

    The problem is a huge influx of people, mainly young(ish) men from all over the country, flooding into an area with insufficient housing and infrastructure, and most particularly — lack of law enforcement. It’s tough to keep police officers on a $35,000 yearly salary when they can easily double and triple that by working in the oil industry.

    Some good articles if anyone is interested:

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/26/pf/America_boomtown_crime/index.htm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/north-dakota-oil-boom-creates-camps-of-men.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    this one was particularly good:
    In recession-strapped America, Williston, North Dakota, may be some kind of paradise: a town where oil jobs are plentiful, lap dances are cheap, and desperate – possibly meth-addicted – men can change their luck. On the loose in the new Wild West.
    http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/greetings-from-williston-north-dakota-20120713

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    “If you have something more to offer men than just sneering contempt, load up your car and head for North Dakota.” “men who work dirty jobs (for lots of money!”

    Let me assure you and your readers, this is NOT the area to go looking for a studly salt-of-the earth husband or a meal ticket! These are very small towns — 2 bars/strip joints. These are horny guys looking to get laid; they are not looking for gf’s or wives; many of have those — back at home. Now, if you were talking about sex work — this is the place for you.

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  5. judgybitch January 17, 2013 at 17:00 #

    Thanks for that perspective!

    I still think one of the best ways to find a husband is to go to a place where there are lots of men. Unmarried, obviously.

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  6. conrad January 17, 2013 at 17:25 #

    I did a couple years roughneckin’. Most rig pigs will spend hours at the bar every single night, and from my experience the local girls were generally fond enough of us, at least until the local boys sauntered in, hah.
    Any woman who claims that she’s been followed around walmart by a bleary-eyed rigger is trying just as hard to convince herself though; ain’t nobody got time for that after a 12 hour shift, especially when there’s always a few girls offering what they want (sex) who know where to find them (at the bar).

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  7. judgybitch January 17, 2013 at 17:29 #

    Ain’t nobody got time for that!

    Yeah, Conrad, I think so much of the “complaining” done by women is really just a fantasy about their own devastating desirability.

    http://judgybitch.com/2012/11/12/how-can-you-prevent-street-harassment-and-sexual-assault-bitch-please-dont-flatter-yourself/

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  8. conrad January 17, 2013 at 18:10 #

    Ha, I’ve seen that woman’s face around but never actually seen the video. Also, that post you linked mentions something I’ve always thought but never seen acknowledged elsewhere; when I’m walking the streets I regularly make mental notes like “ok these guys look rough, keep an eye on them”, “don’t really want to walk through there if I can help it”, “If shit got crazy in here my surest exit would be that way”, etc. and I imagine most guys are the same. It’s not really a persecuted women thing, more like a rational people thing.

    One thing that confuses me about the average paranoid “keys between my knuckles to cross the parking lot” types is that in their whole lives they haven’t noticed a disparity between the numbers getting thrown at them (at any given time, you’ve got a 25% chance of getting RAPED!) and their own real-life experiences. Ask one of them how many times they’ve been bashed over the head and assaulted by a stranger, and their answer is likely to be the same as mine; zilch.

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  9. JAL January 17, 2013 at 20:19 #

    After viewing all the photos of Amanda I’m seriously rethinking my bangs.

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  10. judgybitch January 17, 2013 at 20:22 #

    Oh, honey. I don’t think it’s Amanda’s bangs that are the problem.

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  11. robertcrayle January 17, 2013 at 20:48 #

    I may be ignorant but doesn’t ol’ Amanda Manjaw have a ‘husband’? It doesn’t mean she isn’t a lesbian, but being a lesbian feminist is basically sainthood, so why would she hide that? It seems like she would prefer to pretend she was a lesbian when she isn’t. I’m just sayin’…

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  12. judgybitch January 17, 2013 at 21:10 #

    Ooh. Lucky guy!

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  13. happycrow January 17, 2013 at 21:22 #

    Conrad,

    Maybe that’s what’s making them mad. No personal war stories.

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  14. Liz January 17, 2013 at 22:53 #

    I don’t know about feminists (maybe they all have manicures) but must chime in that women do take dirty jobs, though few if any have enough body strength to be a rigger (nor the strength to do many other jobs that men do).

    But I’d much rather deal with crude oil than vomit, feces, sputum, pus, blood….as I did as an RN. And a nursing assistant is basically a p.a.w. (professional ass wiper), and they are paid peanuts.

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  15. M3 January 17, 2013 at 23:02 #

    Anybody got pics of this man that attracts a prize such as her?

    Relevant follow up question.. does he have his balls?

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  16. judgybitch January 18, 2013 at 00:00 #

    Of course he does! They’re in her purse!

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  17. Ashen Genesis (@AshenGenesis) January 18, 2013 at 20:50 #

    There’s a BIG difference between dirty and dangerous.

    Yes there are dangers to being a medical professional, but most are contained by a series of controls and standards of procedure. Dispose needles here, wash hands here, check list this, check list that.

    The risk of explosion, toxic fumes or having body parts ripped off is far lower in ERs and ICUs than on derricks. And while there are controls and procedures on said derricks, shit happens.

    That said, people are fucking disgusting, and people who become RNs are a special type of person, that frankly the world needs more of.

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  18. judgybitch January 18, 2013 at 21:19 #

    Oh absolutely. My two best friends are both nurses. One ended up with pus in her mouth when an abscess exploded.

    Ewwww! You couldn’t pay me!

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  19. Kai January 18, 2013 at 21:53 #

    I think that’s more symptomatic of the general culture of fear.
    Ask any parent how many children she knows who have been kidnapped out of their yard, and the answer is also probably none, but that doesn’t change the fear when it happens once on the other side of the world and fills the news cycle for months.
    People today have been taught to fear every little thing in life, and women seem to be more susceptible to it. I bet the keys-between-the-knuckles women are also the ones who won’t let their child let go of their hand in public for fear the child would be snatched.

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  20. JBfan February 6, 2014 at 13:57 #

    This reminds me of a story I heard about a UK train driver in the 1960s called Wallace oakes. He was in charge of an express train from Crewe to Carlisle in the 1965, and it was in the days just before steam was replaced by diesel and electric trains, but unluckily for Oakes, a botched repair on a pipe blocked off the chimney, causing the airflow of the fire to blast back and fill the cab with flames. The fireman escaped out of the window and put himself out while clinging to the side of the train as it was going at 50-60mph.

    Oakes on the other hand remained at his post, shut off the steam, redirected the airflow, and applied the brakes. It was only when the train stopped that the fire died down, and Oakes jumped out of the cab. He was found by the fireman on the bank next to the tracks, with 80% burns. His injuries were so severe that he had to be hung above his hospital bed, and he succumbed to his burns a few days later. If he had jumped clear, the train would’ve run away and since it was full of passengers, it would’ve crashed and a lot of people would’ve died. He was awarded the George Cross posthumously.

    Oakes is worth 50 Amanda Marcottes, in fact, she’s lucky to be mentioned in the same sentence as him, because Amanda Marcotte her ilk would declare themselves better than men like Oakes and yet would they have the guts to do what Oakes did? I think not.

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  21. Jess July 1, 2014 at 14:45 #

    I found this site about 20 minutes ago, waiting at the doctors office. Everything I’ve read so far is insightful, and brilliant. Best of luck to you, and keep up the great work!

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