Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm Sexist

Thank you, thank you very much. I'm so honored to accept this award for Hypocritical Sexist of the Year. I really appreciate that clip you all showed, because that scene captured the actual moment of my sexism. Where Bambina's preschool friend (whose father is her daytime caregiver) wanted her to come over for a playdate, but I had to be home for an appointment, so I said we'd reschedule. Then when he countered that I could just drop Bambina off so the kids could still play, and I had an utterly visceral "Not an effing chance in hell!" reaction, well, you can see the acting I did as I politely demurred. The truth being that, as truly nice as this man seems, there is no way on God's green earth that I am leaving my 4 year-old unsupervised with a man not her father, uncle or grandfather. I recognize that this is deeply sexist. I know it and I own it. But I'm still not going to do it.

Thank you, god bless you, and god bless all the awesome dads out there I'm nonetheless unapologetically distrusting.

3 comments:

St said...

As a father of three girls, my husband says it's cool. ;)

Utah Savage said...

I say it's cool, but in my case the pedophiles were my father and my grandfather. Sorry, I'm sure that's not what you had in mind for comments. I now distrust all men. And most woman as my mother knew and chose to do nothing. A life time of therapy won't make the distrust go away. So I isolate, have women friends and try to trust the one very old male friend I have. All of this is why I remained childless. Too much information I'm sure, but your reaction to the man not in your family opened a door.

The Peaceful Rhino said...

Well, I had a comment, but...um, anyway, you were 100% correct.