Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

to straight women  §

None of you know what you want. I worry a lot about my sisters. Women in general seem confused.

You want to be independent and autonomous, but you don’t want to be alone.
You want to be “out there,” a jet-set star, but you also want intimacy and familiarity.
You want to not need a man, but you can’t stand not having one around.
You want a gentle, nonviolent guy, but you want him to stand up for you.
You want a strong, dominant male, but you don’t want to be dominated.
You want men to be more feminine, but you’re only attracted to men that are strong and dominant.
You want men to do what you want, but afterward you can’t respect those who do.
You want to be left alone and not harassed, but you feel insulted if you don’t draw a crowd.
You want to be seen as feminine, but you want to “out-male” the men at their own game.
You want lots of men on your plate, but you want each one to love only you.
You want to be more sexual than Madonna, but as revered as Mother Theresa.
You hate standards of beauty, but you want to stay young forever.
You feel inadequate unless you’re a revolutionary, but you don’t want people to dislike you.
You want your life to be complex, but you’re sad and ashamed when it gets the better of you.
You want to be understood, but you hate it when men say things like these.
You want to be independent and autonomous, but you don’t want to be alone.

Sometimes I feel sorry for women, but I try not to, because I know that pity is also insulting.

We’re all confused in modernity.