Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Let Men Be Men Again

This one goes beyond the liberal/conservative debate, although libs tend to be more silly when it comes to this...

Back in the 50's and the few decades that preceded, men were men and women were women. The roles were pretty much set in stone, and for a good reason...Because men and women are different. So then starting in the 60's sometime women started to feel that they were getting the short end of the stick, which may be true in a lot of cases. So they started the women's movement. This movement probably started off with good intentions and did help free women from some jerks who thought of women as sexual challenges only.

But then something went wrong, some women started feeling that they wanted more then equal treatment. They wanted to actually be men, but with breasts and other anatomical parts. And this went on for years. At this point some women found out that they can't be men. That somehow this wasn't going to be achieved..So did they settle on just being thought of as equal but with different roles...No..They decided to de-masculate men. To feminize them. But women are not all to blame..some lazy men thought that this was a great idea and they dreamed of not having to pay for dates and never having to open doors for women. This stuck, and it continues today. It got better during the early 90's. But I think we might be sinking back in to another decade of the girlie man.

Here's what we need to do. Men need to be able to be men again. This doesn't mean we have power over the woman..This doesn't mean we need to make more money. It simply means that we need to be able to be masculine in public. To open doors for women with pride. To be the physically stronger sex without being made to feel guilty about it. To embrace our differences as men and women. Stop over sensitizing us. Let us be the hunters and gatherers we were made to be. We can't live without women..And women can't live without us. So let us be who we are.

There is actually psychologists out there that preach that men and women are exactly the same and that our differences are learned behaviors. This is just the wussification of America spilling over into psychology. There is no way that men and women are or have ever been the same...the chemicals alone are so opposed.

I am not a sexist pig. I do not feel I need to exert power over women. Most of us men just want to be what comes natural to us. We want to know our role and cut the androgeny.

So let's let men be men again..before we all have wives with hyphenated last names!

8 comments:

Mandy said...

You know, I never wanted to be a man. It would be nice to have doors opened for me though. I think you may just be on to something.

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Jackie said...

Hmm...I once read in one of those popular "Christian Man" books (I think this one was called "Every Man's Battle", or something along those lines), that some guys open doors for woman so that they can appear to be chivalrous while really having an excuse to check out her butt. Soo...that's made me rather paranoid. Maybe men like that are in the minority...but I've talked to at least 3 that I can think of off the top of my head that have admitted to being guilty of this activity. Shame on them. Anyhow, that being said, I'm just not one for having things done for me by men in general. But...I guess you probably already knew that. It's not me wanting to make men feminine....it's just me being an obnoxiously stubborn, horribly self-sufficient woman.
Take care. Oh, and I've just responded on your blog. So you should clearly go leave a comment on my Livejournal. It's what hunter-gathering, chivalrous, manly men are doing these days. The latest rage.

John said...

Superman is so cool. I used to run around in superman underoos thinking I could learn to fly. Man, if life were like 1983. I'd rather be a little boy than a man myself. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine you were ever a man who opened a door for a girl on a date or otherwise, maybe for your mom. You seem like a mommys boy who would dream of being a man in power but are to scared to venture away from mama bird's nest. Maybe you think you are a man of power but in reality you aren't, you just like to gab about what you think is right and how the world should run. I hate men who just "talk" and don't know anything about women. Sexist...even though you say you aren't, it is just to make you look like the "neutral" man.

Aaroncoal said...

Wow. We had made it so long without the angry anonymous feminist. What's it like in your world of angry man hatred?

Anonymous said...

I don't think you're a sexist pig, I just think you're stupid.

Anonymous said...

You are such a wimp.

Aaroncoal said...

Maybe, but I'm a wimp that wants to know his role in society without confusion. That's why I oppose liberal feminism.