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A Short History of Certain Western Men Attempting To Explain Why Women Love Horses

So short version: not dead yet. Have serious plans to revitalize the poor pathetic moribund blog, and the way things are going, I’ll have plenty of time in January to do so. (Sigh.) Meanwhile, however, have a lovely dash of snark.

Susanna Forrest

Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine, March, 1866. Archive.org via WikiCommons.

“Women are already a bad cocktail unto themselves. Unchecked and untempered they’ll run feral and ruin the best of men, but you combine them with horses and John Freaking Wayne would have difficulty in taming them. I cannot pin it down, nor do I wish to expend the calories of energy to figure out why women have such a psychological attachment to horses, but they do.”

Aaron Clarey on MRA blog, Return of Kings.

Poor Aaron. A certain kind of man will forever be mystified by women, largely because he won’t listen to what they actually have to say. Nowhere is that clearer than in the centuries-old subgenre of Men Attempting To Explain Why Women Love Horses, which is busting with theories about phallic symbolism, misplaced maternal instinct and women basically being oversexed animals anyway. I wrote my first book,

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2 thoughts on “A Short History of Certain Western Men Attempting To Explain Why Women Love Horses

  1. A good read. Looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on life, horses and whatever else comes to mind.

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  2. Lesley on said:

    As always, your post is not only worthwhile reading, it is utterly enjoyable!! Please do more!!!

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