You can thank the feminine commentators on my blog for this post. Once it got over 20% and after reading Erika's post on Girl On The Internet Syndrome (the web's version of mesothelioma), I felt obliged to post.
First let me give you my honesty on the matter. Girls on the internet scare me. After years of persuading women IRL that I am not a keyboard jockey, I find it disturbing that there are women who would claim that they ARE keyboard jockeys... Do they have no libido? Has evolution granted them an uber-libido that makes them want to sleep with the internet as well? Or perhaps they are just male to female transsexuals in need of some loving. That must be it.
I baulk at the sight of innocent men pandering to the effeminate side of humanity online. That includes me too. There is something wrong about it. How easily men sell their soul to someone they have never met and never will.
So how does all this relate to war, religion and politics?
It relates to all three. In a sense there is the age old battle of the sexes being waged online. Men worshiping the fabled GOTIS is a religion and gender politics is exactly that.
I am not sure how much of a war it is though... It seems rather one sided. In the male dominated forums, white knights protect the few females and in the female dominated forums, the few men there are gay.
Perhaps I over exaggerate.
I do think it is wrong to put women on a pedestal. It is degrading to the man doing so and in the long run it only hurts both parties. It is expectancy theory. If everyone expects you to be a genius then you will be a genius, if everyone expects you to be a man, you will be a man, but if everyone expects you to be a princess... Then you will be a princess... Until you finally wake up to the reality that you are just another woman living in a cruel world that only values you for your vagina.
So guys, I ask you. Please treat women the same way you would treat a man. If that means verbally abusing them and accusing them of being a 40 year old virgin then so be it. Because they deserve to be recognized solely on their merit, nothing else.