Unlike several of the posters here, I don't have a problem with what you wrote. In many ways, you are completely correct.
The very fact that there are women who ream a man a new one if he opens the door for her is just sad...and pathetic...and sad. I personally like when someone holds the door open for me (I do this myself...it's called good manners. A dying breed in the world we live in).
I may not agree with everything, but I can see your point. As for taking the path of least resistance, there's not a man alive who hasn't done it...and not a woman alive who hasn't let him in order to get her own way, at one time or another.
And I'm a woman before anyone accuses me of being a chauvinistic male.
If it makes you feel an iota better, I heard about this issue via a link someone gave me where a feminist blogger re-posted the original article. I personally agreed with a lot of it, and now I've found my way to your blog and I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas.
It's a touchy subject no matter what. No matter how logical and bare bones you try to make it, emotions will always flare up immediately for the majority of people who consider it. Also consider that each individual can never know more than half the side of it. I probably know less than a quarter myself.
Though, just to mention it, I don't see what the big deal is surrounding circumcision.
I'm disappointed in your deletion of this well-thought out and acute analysis of an issue traversing the "western" world. It shows weak moral fibre, as well as appearing as an inability to stand for ones own words, an important prerequisite for a _working_ representative democracy. It was such attitudes that lead to the downfall of capitalism, admittedly compounded with far to strict regulations on personal responsibility. You should feel ashamed.
Way to alienate half the human race is one really dumb blog post.
Seriously? Those protects are in place because if people like you still had 100% control, women would be less than slaves like they are in most of the world. Less than human. Which is really what you are when you express things like without actually analyzing it. I'm sure you're proud of yourself and think of yourself and a guy's guy, telling your buddies to man up. You're what's wrong with the world, and the fact that you can just generalize from a potium and call it a day, that's shameful.
If you feel like Chivalry is something that everything thinks is good, you've been living in a cave. If you think all women are helpless because congress refuses to set standards of equality, you're a moron, and probably also living in a cave.
You'll probably delete this comment because you're baby man rage is too stupid and out of control to stop reading you're own hatemail. But you deserve it. Empowering hatred is disgusting.
I read Dilbert many many times. I found it creative and insightful and witty inside our broken profit driven system. Now I will forever see it as crap from a man's mouth who thinks that if he begrudgingly holds the door for me (which I didn't even ask him to do, you !$%*!$% never care what we think anyway.) that entitled him to bemoan his cushy life in a world that treats him as "normal" and everyone else around that white male as "weird" or "other."
Have fun segmenting yourself into a smaller and smaller group of outcast insane misogynists and hate-filled ranters. I know you could probably quote a lot of them.
Nothing you do is without consequence, and if you want to continue to blame women for how the world is, that's just pretty pathetic. Nothing is that general, uniform or simple.
But maybe that's all your mind can process.
You're latest post demonstrates your grouping capabilities, and while I agree with that one more, it doesn't erase the hatred you have in your heart for your women readers. The contempt. Because, yes, we're all the same. We're all embodiments of that girl that wouldn't sleep with you, we're all your nagging wife that you're an !$%*!$% too and she should just let you be an !$%*!$% without you having to think about what you could be doing better.
I hope you continue to enjoy your prosperity, maybe one day it'll sink in that you're not that creative, you were just a man, and made more money than the other guy, and all your entitlements are just because the people who hired you bought into the same crap you do. It's nice to have friends.
It seems like a lot of people are misquoting the piece and are coming to quite a different conclusion than what I understand. Admittedly, I was only able to read the piece as reposted here: http://tinysprout.tumblr.com/post/3713649989/scott-adams-dilbert-deleted-post ; any omissions by the reposter may have tainted my perception of the post. Let me see if my comprehension of this piece is somewhat accurate, or hopelessly warped.
My understanding is that you're telling people who quibble about discrimination against men and "Men's Rights" are picking a silly fight, and should get over it. Long story short, people should be considerate of others' "emotional realities" (i.e., be sensitive to other people's beliefs and rights) and don't complain, because men really don't have it that bad.
I realize given the avalanche of posts as of late, it's highly unlikely that you'll have the time to respond to me individually. Nonetheless, I'd like to hope that my interpretation of your writing isn't hopelessly misguided.
I was away for two weeks and missed your great post. Took me awhile to find a repost of your post somewhere else, and after reading it plus the whole setup and aftermath, I must say this is simply brilliant. Bravo Scott, bravo!
Amazing post. But some the reactions to it are actually kind of scary. At first I thought for sure you had deleted it as a stunt to gain interest in what you posted, but then I saw some comments at antifeministtech and was, frankly, a bit scared. People like that probably need to be wearing some sort of white restraining jacket in a padded room.
You really do have a talent for pissing off extremists on both sides of an issue.
knowledge is a dangerous thing especially when you indirectly compare women to mental handicaps (nice job, u sexist tormentor). In a way it is darkly humorous except for the brainwashed feminists out there and by golly there are hordes of 'em. Oh yeah, they are screaming "off with ur head!"
I once had a conversation with a friend who was complaining her husband didn't do his fair share in the kitchen. I asked how often she mowed the lawn and whether she had ever changed a lightglobe. I should have taken the path of least resistance. So I'm fascinated. Speaking as an Australian male, I thought Scott's post accurately reflected most of my male friends' attitudes. Most women I know would shrug their shoulders and mutter "typical". To have it removed as too inflammatory just shows how !$%*!$%*!$%*! the US public is getting (and we invented Germaine Greer!).
I read your post, which someone was nice enough to steal and post somewhere else. I found it humorous, and realized you obviously were trying to see exactly what kind of $h! you could stir up. I laughed, and immediately said to my wife "Honey, read this post!"
She started, I went to the washroom, and I heard a "gasp! @hole!" She found it very insulting. And it was quite amusing to see her hackles raise up. I explained it was Scott Adams, and she said, "Really?! He doesn't write stuff like that! He's usually much more respectful & funny!"
So, obviously, you have done your job well, Scott. Way to rile the masses. Now, maybe you should write something about Mohammad being the son of Satan, and see if you gain any more of an audience.
As a long-time reader, both of the strip and the blog, I had to register just so I could say how brilliant this whole post/delete post/sit back thing has been. Few things are more amusing than impotent internet rage.
Masterfully done, Scott.
[Thank you for noticing. But I was hoping for enough of a backlash to require a public apology. I timed it wrong. -- Scott]
Longtime reader and infrequent commenter here. That said, since you stopped posting daily, I only stop by once a week or so to catch up. Imagine my dismay that your post was deleted, especially with all of the nutty comments. For others who don't stop by daily, I found it here: !$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$ -- but Scott's filter will undoubtably twist it, now that I see it pasted, so Google it. What I found was a Scott Adams masterpiece and undoubtably one of my favorite posts of all time. My favorite line was:
*Sometimes you sacrifice a pawn to nail the queen. If youâ€™re still crying about your pawn when youâ€™re having your way with the queen, thereâ€™s something wrong with you and it isnâ€™t menâ€™s rights.*
I almost fell out of my chair laughing. If people don't realize you are a humorist vs. an opinion columnist after that, they are certainly not paying attention.