My late husband bought me a pistol and showed me how to use it after our house was broken into several times.
Years later we were having a fight over building a bathroom in the corner of a large room. I wanted to go the Home Depot and measure the size of shower and bath enclosure, a toilet, sink and water heater and then draw a plan. He wanted to just start cutting 2 x 4s and throwing up walls. Finally he screamed at me, “I didn’t climb up and down those ugly brown hills in Korea to have some woman tell me what to do.” At that moment I realized that I was the enemy, which also explained a lot that had not been going well in the marriage.
Now I read this letter where the Marine says, “I will not have some woman who”. If he ever gets married, I hope he does not destroy his marriage because of his attitude toward women.
“Now I read this letter where the Marine says, I will not have some woman who..... If he ever gets married, I hope he does not destroy his marriage because of his attitude toward women.....”
That’s what you brought from the letter?....He in no way was disrespectful or showed any animosity towards women in what was written......Actually with all due respect, you sound like the one who is applying your own personal issues to the theme of his letter...
I caught that, too, and thank you for writing what you did. How about, “I don’t put my life on the line every night...”, from a cop husband. The uniform doesn’t automatically make the hero.
That said, the marine is brave to write that letter and take a stand.
I missed it, where in the letter does he detail his attitude toward a woman or women in general?
Maybe he isn’t the prejudiced one.
The young Marine will find his own way home.
I hate to have to break it to you like this, glee, but up until the moment I read this post I thought you were a middle-aged guy.
...oh, and Happy New Year. :-)
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Wish you would have posted his whole comment, your snippet looks allot like what the MSM try to do.
Chill woman. Unfortunately a chip on your shoulder prevents you from enjoying a powerful letter written to end abuse.
I've got to say that he sounds like he disrespects a woman who is a total hypocrite and also a man who is totally bad. I don't think it's the same thing you experienced.
No disrespect intended, ma’am, but...
There’s more important things going on here at the moment then “attitude towards women”.
I pretty much feel the same way as he does re Di Fi... she’s about two steps above Moron, and she’s trying to make law that blatantly oversteps her boundaries - law established in the Constitution that intelligent men - MORE intelligent and wise than she’ll EVER be - created.
As a matter of fact, they created the Second Amendment BECAUSE of the moronic mentality of people like her, and Babs Boxer, and Hillary, and that idiot woman rep from NY, McCarthy.
So, like I said, no offense, but he’s right on the money.
This isn’t about you.
Some women have well earned their due.
And i bet when you were cooking a thanksgiving turkey, you wouldn’t have tolerated him for an instant standing over you, criticizing everything, quibbling over how he was sure he could do it better.
Sounds like you were out of line, and wouldn’t let him do something, something often done by men, and that he had the confidence to do. Poor man had to stand there hearing you basically saying “i have no confidence in you, and you are stupid”.
And he basically said, “i will not have some woman who tells me,,,, when she carries weapons”. If he substituted the word “person” would you feel better? Thats so petty, and it’s just as likely that pettiness was the root of the argument.
Your now-deceased Korean War Vet husband should have handed you his hammer and other tools and gone on an extended fishing and hunting trip
Nothing like having a no-nothing play instant architect/contractor and tell you what to do as they do all the actual tough gut work
Yikes! That was random and personal and un-related to this soldier's letter. But as a side note at least your late husband was willing to work on the house. :p
Ya know.........my girlfriend uses AOL email, and every day their home page has content from the Huffington Post. This very letter was posted there, and she was reading me some of the comments (it's a VERY liberal site).
I swear your comment sounds exactly like one of the lib females on that site; she decried his "sexism" due to his use of the phrase "some woman".
I'll tell you what I asked my girlfriend to tell her.....if Feinstein was male, he'd have said "some man" or "some guy". Get over it, and get over yourself.