Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why Do American Women Believe Sarcasm Is A Good Thing?

Sarcasm is a form of verbal passive-aggression. People engage in it for a variety of reasons, but I have noticed a disturbing trend over the last several years.

American women often seem to wear the fact that they are sarcastic like a badge of romantic honor. I've had girls tell me that they could not be with someone who could not handle their sarcasm, and that sarcasm is a positive attribute.

My theory is that Hollywood has warped young American women into this mindset. TV sitcom's are less and less about real comedy than they are about slapstick sarcasm. Not only is this a sad commentary about the influence of the media, but it also shows the degeneration of our culture due to mass media and pop culture.

For all of us who never liked Friends, we have yet another reason to switch when it pollutes our screens.

1 comment:

  1. My good man, it is not sarcasm, not in the sense of the way you, or I would use it, it is covert abuse, plain and simple with the shroud of humourless sarcasm wrapped around it as a veil to avoid a rebuff and therefore avoiding due and rightful overt reprisals, leaving any objection to seem socially inept and/or inappropriate. (i.e: 'I was only joking, don't take it to heart" to infer as though it were men who are emotionally weak)

    This I learned, and now play on her field, a man, I have far more charisma and intellect that she cannot compete...her field, my terms...

    ...or rather, her crude attempt at emulating masculinity, my inherent advantage.