As women, I think we are guilty of giving men a bit of a hard time. I don’t mean this on the whole, after all, I once had an interesting conversation with my ex after he had booked tickets to the England match in Amsterdam. Two days before said trip we were watching a film and he sat up and said “babe, I don’t need a passport for Amsterdam do I?” Doyounot? My response was basically of course you do you pleb, and he then had to get his mum to post it from home special delivery to ensure it got there. His justification was that they were ‘going on a coach’. The mind boggles.
But I don’t understand why time after time we make excuses and expect them not to do stuff. They are just as normal, intelligent and able as us, so why do people make excuses? This rant has stemmed from news today that the boffins at some university or other have developed the male pill, but fifty four percent of women (yes, that’s over half for those of you who cannot comprehend simple maths) would not trust their fella with taking it, and would rely on other methods of contraception to safeguard themselves.
I sort of understand the sentiment, I mean protecting yourself against an internal gremlin (sorry pregnant people, it’s just my feeling right now. Loulou, I love your gremlin already 🙂 ) that feeds off you is something that we shouldn’t take lightly, and I suppose it is easier to be safe than sorry, but I’m sure that the vast majority of men don’t want to have a child either.
It seems that in our culture we have this need to ridicule blokes. Has anyone seen Don’t Tell The Bride? For those of you who don’t reside in the UK it’s a programme where the show pays for the wedding, on the basis that the groom organises the whole thing. Picks the dress, shoes, cake, organises hen and stag do, books the venue, sorts all the finishing touches. And the woman is always horribly impressed when it goes right, and says something like “I didn’t think you would do it!!” surely if you didn’t think he would manage to organise the most important day of your life then you shouldn’t have gone on the programme in the first place, but secondly if you don’t have a mutual view, or at least he doesn’t know you a little bit, then you shouldn’t be marrying him? No? Admittedly, I do love it, and it’s hilarious. There was one episode where the guy had proudly booked a church and arranged for a barn owl to fly down the aisle with ring bag in claw, and drop them at the vicar. Turns out the fiancée was terrified of birds, and so was her mum, so there was much ducking and squealing. I secretly thought that he knew that and was punishing her for being such a bitch.
My point with this slightly manic rant is that if women carry on believing that they are far more superior then men will turn into these quivering wrecks with an inability to do anything for themselves. So ladies, if you don’t want to be the girlfriend/wife of a man who sees you as his second mother and is incapable of making a decision and being relied upon, then stop with the attitude!