I just came back from one of the nicest walks I’ve taken in ages. The city is beyond gorgeous today. The sun is shining but there’s a cool breeze and so it’s warm without being hot. I took a nice long walk through Central Park, with lots of stops along the way to just sit and take it all in.
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my life, I forget how lucky I am to live here. It’s hard sometimes. But it’s heavenly on days like this. And I do feel very lucky.
Typical for me, my mind was stuck on something I’d read just before I’d left the apartment. Bob Herbert’s column in today’s NYTimes was titled Women at Risk. He started off by writing about George Sodini, the guy who killed those women at the gym in Pennsylvania this week. BTW, I’ve been reading a lot about him and the case. I’m not usually fascinated by murder cases, but the fact that he’s become a cause celebre on several PUA sites has gotten my attention. I’m trying to collect my thoughts for a rational post on that, and on misogyny in the seduction community, in general. Check back for that.
He then goes on to discuss other cases of violence towards women, in specific and in general. From the article:
“Life in the United States is mind-bogglingly violent. But we should take particular notice of the staggering amounts of violence brought down on the nation’s women and girls each and every day for no other reason than who they are. They are attacked because they are female.
A girl or woman somewhere in the U.S. is sexually assaulted every couple of minutes or so. The number of seriously battered wives and girlfriends is far beyond the ability of any agency to count.”
Reading his article filled me with such sadness and anger that even a long walk through Central Park on one of the nicest days of the year couldn’t clear my head. Not completely.
What has this got to do with dating? Well, a lot, actually. Men and women, we’re different. Very, very different. And there are some things that we’ll probably always see differently.
Tags: Central Park, misogyny, nyc, nytimes