posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:26 AM
I hope this is in the correct area - if not, moderators should feel free to move this post.
I just experienced something really weird and unexpected, and I wanted to tell people about it. This post will probably be mostly just description of
a small experience, and nothing epic or too important will come out of it, I am sure.
Still, it makes me wonder. But let's start at the beginning.
I was walking towards 'home', minding my own business - actually, playing with a 1-LED flashlight (it's surprisingly bright for only having one LED
in it, but obviously not -that- bright). I currently roam in an area where the sunlight doesn't reach the ground until pretty late in the morning
this time of the year. But the sun was rising, so it was a nice 'twilight' (appropriately so, perhaps), where it wasn't quite 'lots of light'
yet, but it wasn't quite 'completely dark' anymore either.
I have a habit of playing with things - to keep my playful nature intact, and because it's just fun - I often wonder why other people don't turn
their shopping carts in a more fun fashion in stores, or toy around with things the way I do. Any way I can play with an object or a situation, I am
tempted to do so - as long as it's safe, of course. I wouldn't hurt another living being intentionally, and hopefully not even by accident.
So I was playing with the 1-LED flashlight, shining it into traffic signs and other very reflective surfaces - in fact, it's a good way to 'scan'
for reflective surfaces. Sometimes there are surprises, like a line of traffic cones in the distance where I wouldn't have suspected anything like
that existing (this happened today, too). It's fun to make them look like they are 'flashing',. especially smoothly (surprisingly hard to do).
As I was doing this to a traffic sign that was 'getting closer', because I was actually walking closer to it, someone, who I thought was just some
teenage dude walking to school, was walking in a small distance. His walking direction was not directly towards me, because I was approaching a
'crossroads', or a 'fork', where the other path is leading downwards, towards an underpass (his direction), and I was coming from the higher
ground towards the fork (he had already passed the actual fork, I think, while I hadn't reached it yet).
(Sorry, this is quite hard to explain)
It was then that I noticed that he's staring at me. I was a bit pissed off because of a typical busdriver misandry..
(the bus not stopping near me although I had huge loads of stuff with me, but instead stopping right next to a woman who was carrying -nothing-, not
even a handbag - that's equality for ya in the today's misandristic world - and we were the only ones in the vicinity of the bus stop - I could also
add that typically, and almost -always-, the bus drivers drive much further away from the bus stop (for practical reasons), than where I was standing
- the woman was in a place where the buses almost -never- stop. Oh, and it was me who signaled the bus, the woman didn't do anything)
.. so I did something I would normally probably not have done - I turned the flashlight towards him, as if to say "What are you staring at?".
The next thing I heard was a loud scream - almost exactly like the cliché screams you hear in movies and TV shows (I couldn't believe how typical it
was), and SHE started running as if for her life. I kept the light on her for awhile because I noticed her pants legs had nice reflectors that made
the reflected light look neat - that's sort of a reflex, whenever I see reflectors reacting to the flashlight.
I was a bit puzzled, though! WHY would a girl stare at me at first, and then SCREAM as if I had pointed a sniper rifle towards her, and then start
running, as if for her life? What's so scary about LIGHT? One measly LED, too..
WHAT do they teach to girls in schools about men? Do they teach them to FEAR men? Do they teach that men are no good?
Another possibility is that her mother is one of the psycho-feminists that you see a lot these days, who genuinely believe that women are somehow more
worthy than men, and yet claim to be for equality.
I can't even imagine what stories such a 'mom' must have warped her mind with for her to react like that. In my opinion the situation was equal -
she was staring, I was shining light towards her. Any man would have just learned their lesson about not staring, but she went completely NUTS!
Woman behaviour really isn't predictable, I can tell you that much. But it worries me, because it tells something.. it tells that for some reason -
education? - this girl feared me, although I am one of those people who would never hurt anyone in any circumstances, if I had something to say about
it (well, we can all imagine preposterous, extreme circumstances, in which no rules or decrees apply, but aside from such an extreme situation). I am
probably one of the most harmless people in the whole solar system, and this girl screamed her lungs out and started running.
I certainly didn't want to scare anyone, and I didn't even know it was a girl (when you are in a wintery place with not much light, where everyone
dresses in black and pretty much move alike, how are you supposed to know) - not that it would have made a difference, because I am for real equality,
not the feminist kind.
But I am a bit worried - this world is such a matriarchy, that when a girl goes to an alpha male and spins a tale, and exaggarates.. she will be
believed, I will not, no matter how innocent I am (and I am).
Anyways, the point of this post is to share a really weird and unexpected experience, and to ponder based on it what they must be teaching to children
in schools. Do they really teach kids to fear men?
In a feministic world, I don't see how it could be otherwise. But somehow it's still a shock to experience the results of it first-hand.