It won’t happen

Not as long as there are women sitting on the pub board, anyhow. Dr. Helen repeats Hog on Ice’s question:

Self-help experts tell us men need to change. Men need to be sensitive and submissive and put products in their hair and use moisturizer, because if we don’t, it makes women feel bad. Okay, it makes us feel bad when women yammer all day. So why aren’t the experts telling women to shut up?

Here’s a thought. Maybe it’s because ninety percent of self-help customers are women. They pay idiots like Oprah and Dr. Phil to tell them they’re right about everything, and they get what they want. If I wrote a book called Keep Your Man by Shutting up Once in a While and Occasionally Putting Out When You Don’t Want Something, I’d be preaching a vital and timely message. But nobody would buy it.

Actually the success of Maddox and Tucker Max suggests that such a book would sell very well indeed. The numbers for “Screwing Themselves: Why No One Wants to Marry Thirty-something Women” were projected to be quite good, but the project was killed at the sole behest of the single, forty-something woman on the pub board, who vehemently objected to Thomas Nelson being associated with such an obviously evil book.

Because so many women have fascist instincts, their initial reaction to criticism is to shut it down and attack any aspect that can even remotely be interpreted reflecting on them personally. Seriously, how many women do you know can bear even the smallest amount of criticism about how they vaccuum the carpet or change the oil? Two percent? So, unless an expert is either masochistic or supremely indifferent to the opinions of others, he’s not going to challenge the female thought police.

On the other hand, men always resent being controlled so even as the thought police wax in public influence, male opinion hardens in private. It is not a coincidence that at the same time that one can no longer say chairman or refer to “girls” at work, the best-selling music and games are filled with violent references to bitches and hos. How can this be? Because there are very few women in positions of influence in the music and games publishing industries compared to the number in the book publishing industry.

Personally, I find it very amusing that in these supposedly equalitarian times, the most famous and influential women in the world are being reduced to exposing their naked genitals in public. Feminism really is a great force for female dignity, isn’t it….

But I still haven’t answered the question. Would I buy that book? No, but then, I’m not given to reading books devoted to informing me of the wetness of water or the liberal inclinations of college professors either.