‘Gentlemen, you can’t fight here! This is the war room!’

In my new life working from home, I’ve found I need background noise. I don’t generally work in silence. I need music at least. Talk radio can be better, depending on the show. Most of all I kind of prefer some kind of TV in the room. I think that’s because my intellect is so dizzying that focused concentration on just one thing would burn out my cerebral cortex. Or something.

Anyway, the H&I channel currently runs an interesting block of programming from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Central Time. They give you 9 hours of a single series on each weekday. Mondays are Nash Bridges, Tuesdays House, Wednesdays JAG, Thursdays Monk, and Fridays Numbers.

Of those five, I only really like House and Monk. Stories about damaged problem-solvers. Can’t imagine why.

I tolerate JAG, most of the time. I like its patriotism and pro-military bias. But from the first it was sexually egalitarian, which annoys me.

For instance.

Yesterday I only caught the tail end of the day’s final episode, after I got back from the gym. It involved, apparently, a female boxer. The commander had opposed the idea of a man and a woman boxing, he said at the end, but now he’d changed his mind.

So. Male-female boxing.

At the same time, I frequently see memes on “Basefook” saying that there’s never any justification for a man hitting a woman. Under any circumstances. These memes, it appears, mainly originate with feminists.

Boxing but no hitting? My dizzying intellect can’t figure out how that works.

The only solution I can see is that the man and woman go into the ring, and then the woman is allowed to punch the man, while the man is not allowed to defend himself in any way.

Which is kind of what feminism is all about, I guess.

3 thoughts on “‘Gentlemen, you can’t fight here! This is the war room!’”

  1. I shudder at the thought of male-female boxing matches in real life. Hard not to be reminded of that story from a couple years ago about a transgender “woman” MMA fighter who broke the bones in a female opponent’s face. Or how Andy Kaufman used to use “intergender wrestling” matches as an excuse to bully women in public.

  2. “At the same time, I frequently see memes on “Basefook” saying that there’s never any justification for a man hitting a woman. Under any circumstances. These memes, it appears, mainly originate with feminists.”

    Any time I see such a meme I say that I disagree. Any circumstance what would lead me to be violent against a man would lead me to be violent against a woman. And every time, the person posting it says “of course, this is about domestic violence”.

    I am willing to assume these memes are phrased in such a way due to sloppy thinking, rather than actually expecting preferential treatment when it comes to violence.

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