in the arsehole of diogenes

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

There is much mention of male rôle-models

for boys in our culture
which, uniquely, has
no rites of passage.
But, whereas most mothers
are fairly good mothers,
most fathers are bad fathers.
So I am proud that my
rôle-model was not male,
but was my single, working,
loving, encouraging, thoughtful,
well-organised, prudent
and utterly reliable mother. 

No matter that I couldn't
handle a screwdriver
until I reached puberty.
I acquired or inherited
her admirable characteristics
(described above)
as well as her naivety.

No amount of Applied Science
or Technology
will enable us to choose our fathers.
Only a Really Good Man
such as Walt Whitman
or a magnificent one
such as the great Süleyman
would have been good enough for me.

3 comments:

Srikant said...

Yeah, man! I totally agree.

The present society does associate with manliness
several qualities
which actually represent jerkliness.

Also read http://filrabat.blogspot.in/2011/06/is-manliness-obsolete.html

Srikant said...

Yeah, man! I totally agree.

The present society does associate
with manliness
several qualities
tantamount to 'jerkliness'

Also read http://filrabat.blogspot.in/2011/06/is-manliness-obsolete.html

Jindra said...

Common knowledge shows that "manliness" in the pop culture sense is not required for an adult human male to be a valuable contributor to society, claims the brave no-name author Srikant recommends.
Of course it isn't.
Pop culture can be defined as - cultural activities reflecting, suited to, or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people.
Well, if you are one of "them" rejecting anything outside the general masses' box is expected.