Sunday, August 05, 2012

I Decline to "Trust Women"

"Trust Women" is an utterly vacuous weasel statement, and it ranks right up there with "men can stop rape."

Seriously, there is no such entity as "women" on whom to meaningfully bestow "trust" in the first place. I do not "trust women" for the same reason that I do not acknowledge any "duty" toward women -- because "women" simply does not exist in the sense implied here, and so cannot be the recipient of such actions as suggested.

Whosoever craves my trust must earn it, by demonstrating their fitness to be trusted. And a mental phantom such as "women" cannot demonstrate such fitness any more than demonstrate the reverse of it. Now, if you were to point your finger and say "those women, right over there", and I could vet those women one at a time to assay their trustworthiness, then we might have a deal. That is, assuming that at least some of them met my standards.

But just plain "women", with no allusion to anybody particular? Now, that's what I would call a null variable.

So again, I do not intend to "trust women", any more than I intend to "trust men" -- and this is on highly principled grounds! I mean, I don't take it kindly when people use hanky-panky semantics to impose a moral fraud upon me.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather trust a thief to protect my valuables... Women lie, even to themselves, when they would be better off telling the truth. So they want us to "trust" a group of pathological liars.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

Tut, tut! Don't be "misogynistic".

The point I am making in this post is that "women", as an abstraction, does not exist.
And so, how could you trust OR distrust something that doesn't exist?

Every woman I meet has a "clean bill of health" until I get to know her better and she proves otherwise.

Judging people as individuals is the best policy, trust me.

I summarize this in the following maxim:

Every woman I meet is free to prove that she is what she is.

And you will find that this covers every angle....

1:03 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

BTW: If you think I am preaching some manner of goody-goody bromide in the foregoing comment, you are quite mistaken.

1:06 PM  

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