IN A HEMI-DEMI-SEMI-RESPONSE to something said in a comment thread (which has gone on FAR too long) on another blog. Said response also being off-topic.
Everything you say is off-topic. It’s your approach to life.
YOU, young lady, have NO room to talk!
Well. At least, I know where I get it from. How about you, Mr Author?
Why is it, whenever a male of the species expresses admiration for a female of the species as “love” (as in, “I love you!”), bystanders automatically assume he means it as a desire for ownership for the purposes of reproduction?
And, if said female has committed herself to a permanent, monogamous relationship, said bystanders can’t seem to respect her autonomous choice as such and always interject, “She’s taken.” As though “she” were a prize to be fished out of the bottom of a cereal box? (Sealed in FDA-approved-for-food-contact wrapping paper.)
Can’t we, as individualists, express admiration for another individual, without regard to sex?
If that question isn’t rhetorical…
…In a word, “No.”