I’ve been seeing a lot on the internet about how misandric feminism is, about how equality for women cannot be achieved out of hatred for men, about how women should love and respect everyone if they are to demand love and respect. Not to say that I’m not sympathetic towards the cause of men’s equal treatment or anything, but please tell me how this “oppression” truly effects your daily lives, how misandry is ingrained in the structure of society, about how much it sucks to have people who feel that they’ve been wronged by the domineering patriarchy feel inescapable hostility towards it (and you as an emblem of it). I think feminists should be allowed a little freedom to say “men suck” every now and then.
Being a history student, I’ve watched a lot of documentaries in my time. The Civil War, by Ken Burns, has the most heart-breaking soundtrack, and this tune was written specifically for it, if I remember correctly. I’m not concentrating in American history, so I don’t really have the… “feels”… that my friends who are concentrating in American history do, but this piece absolutely makes me have them.
It feels so warm, like a summer evening spent watching the sunset from the porch… and yet, it’s very bittersweet. It sort of tugs at you… there’s almost a rocking motion to it, a push-and-pull, an ebb-and-flow. It reminds me of my family’s old cabin on Lake George, or all the times we ever lost power anywhere… anytime I sat in the dark, enjoying the warm light from the fire.