"A Woman Is To Be Loved, Not Understood." Really?
March 9, 2013 3:59 PM Subscribe
A guy I've been flirting with linked me this site
, saying he does a lot of reading on it, and that I might like it. I understand (from Wikipedia) that Osho was a relatively acclaimed philosopher, but I find the articles that talk about women on that site faintly off-putting. I trust your judgment, MeFites - what are your opinions on Osho's teachings?
posted by cucumber patch to Human Relations (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A prime example from the article in the title is this:
The lady walked up to the policeman and said
“Officer, that man on the corner is annoying me.”
“I have been watching the whole time,” said the cop,
“and that man wasn’t even looking at you.”
“Well,” said the woman, “isn’t that annoying?”
Like what does that even mean? That all women feel entitled to male attention? I guess I'm confused because I actually find some of the articles on that site quite insightful, and the guy I'm interested in seems like a really good guy in other aspects. But if this is representative of his views on women, I'm wondering if I should just abort. The only reason I haven't already is that my friend says I have a tendency to drop people as soon as they do one thing I don't like, which tends to be true, and I'd like to not do that unnecessarily this time.
Am I reading this completely wrong, or should I stop flirting with this guy? If so, can I (gently) tell him why I don't agree with those views on women, or should I just do the slow fade-off? Clouding factor: he's super attractive and my lizard brain really, really wants me to get in his pants.