I am supposed to be writing an essay on domestic violence. Instead I am being distracted by Kiss Me Kate (the musical adaptation of shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew). I guess it’s sort of related, there’s more than enough domestic violence in that story.


I Hate Men

KATHARINE:
I hate men.
I can’t abide ’em even now and then.
Than ever marry one of them, I’d rest a maiden rather,
For husbands are a boring lot and only give you bother.
Of course, I’m awfully glad that Mother had to marry Father,
But I hate men.
Of all the types I’ve ever met within our democracy,
I hate most the athlete with his manner bold and brassy,
He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie.
Oh, I hate men!

I hate men.
They should be kept like piggies in a pen.
Avoid the trav’ling salesman though a tempting Tom he may be,
For on your wedding night he may be off to far Araby,
While he’s away in Mandalay is thee who have the baby,
Oh I hate men.
If thou shouldst wed a businessman, be wary, oh, be wary.
He’ll tell you he’s detained in town on business necessary,
His bus’ness is the bus’ness with his pretty secretary,
Oh I hate men!

I hate men
Though roosters they, I will not play the hen.
If you espouse and older man through girlish optimism,
He’ll always stay at home at night and make no criticism,
Though you may call it love, the doctors call it rheumatism.
Oh, I hate men.
From all I’ve read, alone in bed, from A to Zed, about ’em.
Since love is blind, then from the mind, all womankind should rout ’em,
But, ladies, you must answer too, what would we do without ’em?
Still, I hate men!

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6 thoughts on “

  1. Anonymous

    If you can stop hating me and my kind for a few moments, I got my address translated into Chinese.

    653100
    中国云南省玉溪市
    州大桥
    第一中学校

    Reply
    1. Alison Post author

      you rock
      I will get mailing straight away.
      You are an exception dear, i couldn’t hate you. Well I couldn’t hate you once you grew up and stopped being the arsehole you were in yr 7 😛 Hope you are having a great time. Don’t have too much happy.

      Reply
    2. Alison Post author

      Bah, I learnt all those characters, except 5 of them, in Japanese in yr 11 😛
      What does the one in the last line mean? Is that your name?

      Reply
      1. Anonymous

        It means recieve. Don’t ask me why it’s there – I’m a Laoshi not a postal worker…

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