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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 05:22 PM

65. I work in a unionized factory. I get it, daily.

90% middle-aged men. Lots of pickups and Harley's in the parking lot. Daily talk about manly stuff like hunting, fishing, fixing things, how much fucking you did over the weekend from the wife or girlfriend (or both), etc.

After 10 years of driving a subcompact car getting 45 mpg (and now a small crossover that still gets 30+ mpg average), I STILL get shit weekly about my little girly car. How I'll never pick up chicks with it (doesn't matter I've been married a decade now).

Same goes for my love of gardening. That's a woman's hobby, they say. Doesn't matter that I also hunt, fish, and grew up on a farm driving heavy machinery since I was 13, or that I can bench my own weight in the gym without breaking a sweat. You try to talk to them about declining bee populations and prairie restorations, and their eyes glaze over.

And the fact I wanted, and had, a girl and never tried for a boy after because one child is better for the planet? Holy shit, they lose their minds. Then I throw in how we always play together, we hunt Pokemon together, we read to each other every night, etc, and I'm sure they haven't idea how to quantify me.

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