01 August 2006
Efforts to get households to reduce energy use are being hampered by the appliance and gadget-packed homes of single men, research suggests.
Oh for fucks sake. Is this a joke? Is this some sort of feministing.org parody? They’ll blame us men for anything and everything. It’s like the pitiful excuse of an article that cropped up last year claiming men waste millions of gallons of petrol by driving around “hopelessly lost” and refusing to ask for directions like those wonderful can’t-do-anything-wrong women do. Now we’re wasting energy with our “gadgets.”
If astronomers ever discover an asteroid heading towards Earth about to wipe out life as we know it, I wouldn’t be surprised if us men – particularly us bachelors – were blamed.
Sole occupancy households in England and Wales are said to use the most space and power per capita – with males aged 35-45 the worst offenders.
Maybe we should all throw away our computers, stereos and microwaves and sit reading by candlelight whilst eating frozen lasagna. In silence.
We have films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and incessant implications from adverts and women that us single men who live alone are somehow demented, sad, or just plain ruining something, whether it’s the economy, women, ourselves or the environment. Maybe this is another frustrated little stab at us single men who refuse to marry or co-habit; “You’re damaging the environment you sad lonely geeks! Get marrying women!”
Fuck ’em. Like we pay any attention to them anyway. It just makes us retreat further.
The report also suggests the government could encourage people to live more space-efficiently with the introduction of an occupancy tax.
So they want to tax people for living alone? Although this suggestion is just at the request of environmentalist, the government and feminists will be very interested in it. After all, surely they won’t apply it to women, and certainly not those poor single mothers. No, a nice big tax penalty on men who live alone, a bachelor tax…that’ll get us back to co-habiting and marrying the desperate spinsters and single mums around us, won’t it? Yeah right. More like sending more and more of us abroad.
Of course, this occupancy tax is only a mere suggestion, but I doubt if it’ll be the last we’ll hear of it. With us men increasingly refusing to marry and this resulting in us not giving women access to our wallets, feminists have been suggesting the Man Tax to get that cash flowing from wallet to handbag, as have politicians and large corporations. They know a Man Tax won’t be popular (amongst men anyway.) So I’m sure they’re keeping an eye out for a nice way of disguising a tax on men, or at least single men, and what could be better than dressing it up as some nice cuddly way of saving the poor environment?
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:25 PM
At 6:35 PM, nevo said…
The first thing that comes to my mind is the sexual discrimination which will be effecting such a tax on single men.
At the very least will violate various international laws against sexual discrimination (I have not researched this but it is obvious).
The second thing that comes to mind is watching those men rioting in the street of London in protest. It could easily equal the riots of the Thatcher’s pool tax.
Feasibility is another question. What if all this man stopped working in revolt?
Not to mention the national shame at such overtly sexism against men.
At 9:36 PM, Davout said…
holy hell duncan, looks like Britain may just be the most pussified country on earth!
At 10:06 PM, Duncan Idaho said…
Nevo, there will be no national shame against sexism against men I’m afraid. We already have that, in triplicate. The government will fuck over us men as long as they can get away with it. Sadly for them, they can’t get away with it much longer. More men are waking up, and more men are just getting up and leaving.
Davout, Britain will soon be the emptiest country on earth, let alone the pussified! Empty except for feminists, single mothers, socialists and assorted filth.
At 10:34 PM, darkbhudda said…
If women didn’t need to buy so much craps we could shut down 90% of the stores. Think how much electricity they would save then.
At 1:16 AM, Anonymous said…
Agreed. The Man Tax will reappear under a title such as the “occupancy tax” or such so there can be a claim that it is gender neutral. Naturally single mothers are living with children so are not alone. This is precisely the garden variety manipulation feminist use constantly.
Nevo, there are “international laws” that violate “international laws” against sexual discrimination. Committees like CEDAW are founded on the predicate that there is a fundamental power-imbalance between men and women which needs to be redressed:
United Nations Webpage Baby.
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At 1:23 AM, Anonymous said…
Oh yeah, one other thing, people on welfare don’t pay the Man Tax right?
Less incentive to work, more incentive to keep a government that supports welfare in power because it keeps the gravy train running eventually becomes impractical at least.
At 3:09 AM, Anonymous said…
If it was specifically targeted at single men then this would wake many men up to how discriminated they are.
The man haters should understand this so I doubt they would be stupid enough to push this future law
At 3:36 AM, Anonymous said…
There’s another agenda. A police state is a surveillance society. People living on their own (i.e., Lone Wolves) are a threat. It’s hard to figure out what they’re up to (they live alone, you don’t know what they’re thinking, planning, or what their real beliefs are). There’s no cell, network, or circle to penetrate because there is only one actor. The individual. All the other harassment and Nanny State stuff is true, but a Police State government is also paranoid. They know what they’re doing is built on a house of cards (combination of bully, bluffs, and threats). A few VERY determined (and creative) individuals could create some REAL problems for them. 😉
At 8:18 AM, Phoenix said…
Yeah right. Most men are fairly stupid. They’ll always take abuse and chase after women no matter what. Hell, women could kill men after sex, and that wouldn’t stop most men. If men in general were smart, we would never have gotten to where we are now. Duncan and those of us that read these blogs are in an extreme minority, let’s not kid ourselves.
At 6:26 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…
I take great exception to the comment made by Davout. England is NOT the most pussified country on earth. MY country, the USA, holds top honors in that area. After all, the USA is the country that spawned most of the she-devil feminists that have corrupted male-female relationships around the world. To think we were once the greatest nation the world had ever seen……Now, the foulest.
At 6:49 PM, Davout said…
When the US starts proposing a man tax, I’ll reconsider. Although Canada might just beat out the US in that race! Then again, Sweden already proposed this some time back so maybe they deserve the title of “world’s most pussified country”. After all, close to 60% of a Swedish person’s salary goes in socialist taxes.
We should debate this one lol.
At 2:01 AM, Anonymous said…
We already HAVE a man tax in the US – it’s called Family Court 😀
At 6:56 PM, Christopher from Oregon said…
Man tax! What will they think of next?
Actually, the Family courts in Oregon, indeed, in every state, are scary. My older brother came home one day and found his wife being boinked by another woman (a butch, no less) and he promptly sued for divorce. She got the house, the kids, the cars, furniture and 73% of his income in child support and spousal support. He now resides in The Netherlands the last time I heard from him, and can never come back to the U.S. Not that I blame him for jumping ship…….
At 5:28 AM, NYMOM said…
Oh stop it already…it will clearly be a tax on SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS probably buried within the rent or something.
BTW, more women then men don’t marry or haven’t you figured that out yet…one women marrying 3 or 4 times is more marriage overall but less women actually marrying obviously…
Grow up already…there are real things in the world to complain about.
At 5:53 PM, Anonymous said…
In reality, it’s not bachelors wasting energy, but bitches – the slutty single mum variety with x number of bastard kids from hell.
Since more men are in the workplace and generally work longer, they spend much less time in the home wasting energy and tax payers money.
At 8:08 AM, Christopher in Oregon said…
You seem rather cranky. Bad news from your last pap-smear? Hmm?