It is not heavy metal unless you swear (you have been warned)

23 Jun

Last weekend, Metalfest, St. Goarshausen, Germany. We had just listened to the set of Steel Panther, a not-too-bad hair metal band (until you start paying attention to their lyrics, but apart from that the show was good). The band had dragged a few female girls on stage for part of their show, and – from the looks of it – much fun was had by everyone. We had then retired to the shadows for a drink and some rest, and met a few acquaintances on the way.

“I wish these girls would realize how slutty they are”, one guy said. “Dancing on stage in their bikini tops and degrading themselves like that…”

I thought, “That’s some real fuckshit you’re telling.” Out loud I said, “And what exactly would be wrong about their behavior?”

In return I was showered with a list of reasons why women shouldn’t “degrade themselves” by

  • showing too much skin,
  • dancing in public,
  • getting drunk in public,
  • making out with guys they hardly know,

Imagine sulfuric steam coming from my ears. If Richard hadn’t been there, I might have gotten in a very metal shouting match with the dickhead. My guy knows my temper and carefully led me away towards the coffee vendor. Probably saved at least one life in the process. (He deserves a fucking medal.)

I mean, this guy was going shirtless, wearing nothing but cargo shortsriding low enough so you could see the top of his designer briefs, and styled to the max, including what I assume was a sunbed tan. Nothing wrong with any of that, but he somehow failed to see why whatever was totally cool for him might be just as fine for any woman on festival grounds.

And to make matters worse, he seemed (drunk as he was) convinced that he was being a good feminist by “protecting the girls’ virtue”. Let me say this much: If you are berating woman for their “inappropriate” appearance or behavior, then you are exactly what is wrong with this society.

Stupid fucking fuckshit.

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2 Responses to “It is not heavy metal unless you swear (you have been warned)”

  1. peppylady (Dora) June 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Some people are real judgmental on about anything in life. Everyone needs to take a look at them self inside and out.

    Coffee is on

    • diandralinnemann June 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Heck, I can be pretty judgemental myself, but at least I know exactly that I am being a judgemental prick when I am being a judgemental prick. ^^

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