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The Priss - The Healthclub
So I've been mulling over the concept of "priss" lately, and what a pain in the ing ass prisses are in my life. I was going to write a whole long diatribe on how this one priss totally screwed over someone I love, but I decided against it because I wouldn't want to start any problems for this person (the one I love, not the priss) or have issues from the past come back to haunt. But I was listening to something on the radio this morning that didn't even involve me, didn't pertain to me, wouldn't affect me at all, but even though it would affect people not even in my life, I somehow felt compelled to speak out against The Priss. The discussion on the radio was about health clubs that are "for women only" and how this was considered discrimination. Now, I don't do health clubs, can't afford them, and don't fancy myself being in an air-conditioned yet stuffy gym with bad music. But there was some priss who called up the talk show and was saying how much she liked "for women only" clubs (even though she didn't actually belong to one) because if she was exercising, she wouldn't want to have to talk to men, or somesuch nonsense. WTF?!? Men are 1/2 of the population. Don't like to talk to men? Well, why not just lock yourself away in an Amazonian Nunnery? No, I doubt she was a lesbian, I would think most lesbians would have more self-confidence than what this priss had. She just didn't want to have to be bothered with talking to men. Personally, I think having to talk to a woman while exercising would be just as obnoxious, if not moreso. Ever be forced to get involved with a female hairdresser while you were getting your hair cut and styled? Talk about annoying drivel! Give me a man's conversation anyday. Even if he was trying to pick me up. If you can't get yourself out of a situation of a man trying to pick you up, well, honey, there is that Amazonian Nunnery. I'm sorry, but this issue is so ridiculous. So, what else do we need to protect Prisses from, besides men? How about people that look different than themselves? Sometimes it's hard to have a conversation with them too, because sometimes they come from different cultures. Maybe we should have health clubs that cater only to middle class, middle aged white women with an IQ between 90 and 115. Or better yet, why not get your own home gym, bitch? That way it'll ensure you'll only be dealing with those people you *want* to.
Let's face it, some of these clubs have names like "Curves" and "Shapes" and their decor is pink and purple. What man would go to some place with those names anyway? It's as if gender segregation is automatically built into it and the customer is using their freedom of choice not to choose something if it is too effeminate. We don't need some legality to make it "OK" to discriminate against men.