Always our wards
My last most depressing realisation was that men are the weaker sex.
Men are more vulnerable….oh, how many aching male hearts I have comforted after their girlfriends left them or friends let them down! Certainly I’ve soothed some broken female hearts too but from what I see, the average woman will shed copious tears, sniff in agreement at her girlfriends bitching about men and sooner of later, wash her face and get on with life. The average man on the other hand, will sport the stiff upper lip (that reminds me curiously, of stubborn, pouting little boys), flirt with every new woman and then bore her to tears with stories about his ex- (So he thinks he’s bitching about her? Baah….if you’re even thinking about the person, you’re not over them….that is an adage every woman knows but no man seems to fathom!)
Men are more sappy….forget the Mills n’ Boons, I have heard a toughie sing Air Supply down the phone line to the reluctant object of his affections, the stud grin like loony just because his girlfriend breezed into the room while the lady in question was actually looking for her best friend. Like I said, don’t even consider the Mills n’ Boons….ever heard of the iron fist in a velvet glove? That’s the average woman….looking for ammunition in these paperbacks to trap the hapless male.
Men need more….attention, support, love, admiration, sex. The last one absolutely stumps me. It is a scientific fact that both sexes feels hormonal urges, passion, lust….call it what you may. I have yet to hear of a woman making a fool of herself over sex, however. Yes, more and more I believe, that a lot of women use sex as means to power. Men on the other hand, silly short-sighted things, just beg to be taken advantage of. It seems to be a lot about validation….could it be that the traditional upbringing awards less ‘pats on the head’ to females than men…as a result of which, we grow up needing less of it than our male counterparts?
Men are more easily frightened…for heavens’ sake, EVERYTHING scares them! Comittment, love, admiration, power, marriage, parenthood, parting, shifting, change……every damn thing! What is this whole thing about performance anxiety? I truly have no sympathy…..most women face similiar or bigger challenges and it doesn’t make us all quake in our shoes….or even if it does, we don’t lean heavily on the opposite sex to maintain an illusion of security for us! I am thoroughly annoyed by men who faint or do something equally silly when their women are in labour…..who’s the one being stretched apart to let that little one come out? As usual, its left to the woman to be strong and sensible even then. I’ve decided to measure up men on how good they’ll be at being fathers…and that includes the ability to be strong in the face of pain. I’m sure I’ll have enough to worry about a foot-long baby about to make his entry, without having to hold the hand of a six-foot baby as well!
Strangely enough, voicing these opinions seems to have some rather unexpected reactions but that’s for another post. For the time being I’m completely miffed with the idea of having to play nursemaid to half of the world’s population. Oh, don’t they EVER grow up?????