Archive for the ‘Men and Women’ Category

Incel and Feminism

Posted: 30th December 2018 by Cheap in Feminism, Men and Women, Philosophy

Ever since the Toronto van attack brought the Incel movement into public awareness, people around me have periodically made statements expressing bafflement at their violence, rationale, and rhetoric.  Indeed, their violence, rationale, and rhetoric — or at least the sensational bits pounced upon by the media — are illogical. However, it has occurred to me that […]

Being Single on Television

Posted: 5th May 2018 by Cheap in Film, Men and Women, Television

As a single guy in the real world, I am surrounded by couples, married and unmarried.  Among my friends, I can’t name anyone who doesn’t have a significant other.  It’s obviously a factor in why I’m alone. In fiction, it’s never like that. I have long been aware of this problem, the laughable improbability of […]

How to Meet a Great Guy

Posted: 6th February 2017 by Cheap in Humor, Men and Women

Step 1. Learn how to stop wasting so much time on guys who aren’t great. Step 2. Use your newly freed up time to meet more people. Step 3. When you do finally find a great guy, sabotage his relationship.

I was working with a film crew today, and after the day’s shooting, we were hanging out to eat.  The conversation turned to gender discrimination in Hollywood and the barriers against female leads, and the reaction to recent examples of strong female leads.  I put forward my continued struggle to identify what constitutes, or should […]

Faking It

Posted: 29th June 2013 by Cheap in Men and Women, Philosophy

Every now and then, people talk about pick-up artists and deplore the deceitfulness they perceive.  These are generally people who have heard about the pick-up community and maybe read a little about it.  They don’t really understand it, they don’t really believe it works, and they certainly feel they wouldn’t want the techniques to be […]


Posted: 18th April 2012 by Cheap in Men and Women, Philosophy

WARNING: Women are likely to find the following opinion offensive or at least demeaning.  Your agreement is neither expected nor required.  I make these observations not out of some misogynistic bitterness, but in an effort to better understand the world in which I live. Women are irrational people. I am only attracted to women. Ergo, […]

Geek Shirts

Posted: 29th January 2012 by Cheap in Men and Women, Philosophy, Technology

One of the problems with wearing t-shirts that have esoteric computer geek things on them is that periodically airhead girls will come up to you and tell you they like your shirt, and you’ll spend the next five minutes explaining that they have no idea what it means, and whatever they thought was funny about […]

The Deal

Posted: 5th July 2011 by Cheap in Men and Women, Philosophy

Men aren’t supposed to have to reject women.  That’s the deal.  Men go out on a limb and deal with rejection, and they don’t have to let anyone down easily.  Women hold their tongues and hope for men to make the move, rebuffing the ones they don’t like (nicely, one hopes), and they never have […]