Men Are Not Animals (Opinion)

It’s a common saying that “men are animals”. We say this when men cheat, when men act in a disgusting way, when men don’t control themselves. But lately I’ve been wondering if we do men a disservice by saying this.

We are all animals. We all come from the animal kingdom. We have evolved. I think it’s unfair to just say, “oh men are animals”. I think it gives them an excuse or a pass to behave badly. It’s like saying “they can’t do better.” But they most certainly can do better and many men do.

I have had the privilege of seeing both sides. I have suffered at the hands of men—I have seen the worst of men. For a long time I was scared because of what men did to me. I saw, what I thought was a great man, turn to a horrible man, I was lucky enough to have another great man pick up where that horrible man left off, and because of him I now I have seen a little boy grow into a man.
I’ve watched struggles and growth and pain and suffering and let me tell you—men are not animals. Men are humans. If you give anyone a pass to behave badly they will. If you give anyone the excuse to not try to exceed expectations—they won’t.
I’m sick of hearing people say, “that’s men for ya” or some form of that saying. Men—this country was built by great, flawed me. Some of the best books were written by genius men, discoveries were made, countries were grown, and children were raised. I would love to see an iguana do that—since men are just animals.
Men—like women, are subject to what is thought about them. If you think little of something or someone why would they ever strive to prove you wrong? Yet, if you look around you—every day men, like women, are fighting a battle for equal rights. The right to be a stay at home dad, the right to be a man even though women are leading the charge as bread winners, the right to be an equal partner, the right to be a feminist, the right to be more than an animal.



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Women’s Rights?

Do you remember a long, long time ago when women had no rights? They couldn’t decide what they should do with their bodies, they really shouldn’t work and if they did no man wanted them and the whole point of living was so a man would want you…do you remember that? Of course you do because it was freaking yesterday.

Fox News went on a tirade about how women should stay home. This was after a PEW report came out saying females are the primary breadwinner. So Erick Erickson, in all his wisdom, had this response, “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology, when you look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complimentary role.” Tell that to lions, elephants, penguins, and ALL THE OTHER SPECIES THAT ARE FEMALE DOMINATED. What an idiot. Someone should gag him.

Next up: Representative Franks of Arizona. He banned abortions after 20 weeks, fine—that’s five months. That’s a bit late in the game—but then, at a House Judiciary Committee he added that his bill didn’t need an exception for rape and incest. Um, yes it does. It certainly does. His explanation, “The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.” NO IT IS NOT LOW. Sorry that needed all caps. This douche is not a doctor—I’m not even sure he’s human. When did it become okay for idiot men to run around spouting fake facts and getting away with it?

Why are they not held accountable? Why are writers and Rachel Maddow the only people standing up and saying, “Excuse me, Asshole. That’s not true and here’s proof. Or let me put it this way—I showed you mine you show me yours you infant!”

I’m sick of this. I’m really sick of it. If you don’t have a vagina, a uterus, or boobs then you don’t get to have an opinion or vote on them.



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I Want To Buy A Zoo, Too

I’ve always loved animals. My dream was to runaway to Africa and live like the offspring of Jane Goodall and George Adamson. I really think that I could have a pet elephant, lion, tiger, monkey, shark, dolphin, so basically, I think I could have a zoo, as well.

I watched ‘Born Free’ over and over again. I researched George Adamson to see if I could figure out if I too could live with wild lions. When I read the Life article about Melanie Griffiths family living with lions I about died. It can be done! If I read a Buzzfeed post or news story about anyone living with wild animals I become useless for the rest of the day. I have to stare at the story and pictures for at least 3 hours and then spend the next 21 hours picturing my life with all my favorite animals.

When I read the story about Chips, I realized I needed to something about my problem. Chips is a young bobcat. Fire crews found her in August while battling a 75,000-acre fire. They removed her from the fire and kept her safe but when it came time to re-release her into the wild, they realized she’s too nice. THE WILD BOBCAT IS TOO NICE.

This is just like Elsa the lion. That’s what started George Adamson’s life in Kenya. He and his then wife were taking care of Elsa because she was a zoo lion, and she didn’t know how to survive. He taught her to be wild and they all ended up staying in Kenya to live with wild …

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It’s Nature (Gay Penguins)

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When you hear people rallying against homosexuality they always say, “It’s not natural,” which means that it doesn’t occur in nature. And naturally, they would be wrong. Penguins have same sex relationships. I read no less than five articles about five separate gay penguins.

One that really upset me was about a couple at the Toronto Zoo. Buddy, 21, and Pedro, 10, found each other more interesting than any of the females they were supposed to mate with. The Toronto Zoo decided that something should be done about this so they separated the two and made them mate with females since Pedro and Buddy had “top notch genes”. They were successful but after the mating session the two penguins reunited. Love is love.

In China, Madrid, and Denmark, gay penguins have been trying to start families. They build a nest every season and become depressed when that nest stays empty. They’ve all tried stealing eggs from other couples. That’s how badly they want a baby. It’s like finding a young mother willing to give you the baby and when it’s born she changes her mind. However, recently all three zoos have helped these penguins “adopt” a baby.

Each were given fake eggs to make sure they could properly incubate it. Then, when other penguin couples laid multiple eggs the eggs that were discarded by the parents were given to the homosexual couple. All three couples incubated the eggs properly and are proud parents to baby penguins.

Penguins are also a species that mate for life. We’ve all seen March of the Penguins these little birdies are made of some strong stuff. They face a harsh life, even harder mating rituals, harsh weather, and even though they are sometimes hundreds of miles away from their mates when the season comes and they all show up they find each other again.

These homosexual couples spent up to six years waiting for an egg. Every year they built that nest, every year it stayed empty, and the next year they built it again. How cool is it that this year it was full?

I think we can all learn a lesson from these little penguins. Never give up. Never stop trying. Never let anyone tell you, you can’t be with the person you love, you can’t have your heart’s desires that you’re not good enough or you’re not supposed to be this way or that way. You are not less than the other penguins, your time will come.



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