The reason for this particular rant today though, in an annoying trend that I've long noticed when it comes to members of the fairer sex. I have several female friends who use blogger, as well as twitter, facebook, and various other social networking outlets to discuss things like horror and video games. Most of them are intelligent people, who genuinely love the subject matter they're writing about and post entertaining and insightful articles that I enjoy reading. At the end, there's almost always a comment or two, or several in some cases, and while most of them are responses that at least attempt to be relevant to the subject, there are far too many "OMG a gurl who likes horror! U r so haWT!" comments. I'm ashamed to be a part of the same gender as these commentors, and at the same time I feel bad for the women who have spent the time and energy to write a thought-out post in the hopes of sparking some sort of adult conversation about a topic they clearly care about or are interested in.
Guys, really. It's 2011. Yes, there are women in this world who love horror, who love video games, who love metal music. There are women in this world who love all of the things that you love, and likely some who love it even more than you do. Let's grow up a bit. Do you really think if you leave a comment like "you're so hawt and you play Halo! We should meet!" on a post that took an hour or longer to write, any woman is going to hop the next plane out and fly across the country to bang you? It's completely asinine and juvenile, and does nothing but publicly display your ignorance. I can understand that there are females out there who like this kind of attention, but they primarily stick to things like MySpace, and I'm fairly certain it's quite illegal for you to bang them anyway.
I am well aware that I will be clicking the "publish post" button having said absolutely nothing that will have made any difference whatsoever, nor will you read anything here that you don't already know. This post is the result of my own frustration when it comes to this subject. Being a male who does a fair bit of commenting on my fellow bloggers posts, I can't help but feel like every time I press that "post comment" button, I'm going to be lumped in with the aforementioned morons, even though I've never left a comment about how "hawt" I thought a writer was....ok, except for Binky, but really, who can blame me? I have enough problems with leaving comments in the hopes that I don't come off sounding completely stupid without having to worry that some cynical bastard like myself is reading the comment thinking "oh Jesus, this guy is just trying to get laid".
So, to my fellow men out there. Put a little thought into your comments before posting them. If you truly enjoy what someone has taken the time to write, it's perfectly ok to let them know that. I think it's part of why we all do this blogging thing. But don't offer to show your dick to the writer just because she's a female. There are lots of women out there who have plenty to say that is more than worth reading, and who have things to say that I personally want to read, so let's please not scare them or run them off the internet completely. They have just as much right to be here as we do. Getting off my soapbox now, thanks for you time.