Skip to comments.High-Priced Emancipation [Book Review: Why There Are No Good Men Left]
Posted on 01/03/2003 7:50:23 AM PST by TroutStalkerEdited on 04/22/2004 11:47:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Anyone who has ever struggled to find a house to buy should intuitively understand the difficulties faced by the legions of accomplished, educated, 30ish women currently roaming society in search of a husband. They are the stuff of mass entertainment now, these handsome, quick-witted graduates of higher education. On TV, they're the saucy females of "Sex and the City" and "Will & Grace." They surface in fiction as lovelorn Bridget Jones and the hapless heroines of Pam Houston's best-selling short stories.
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I had a Fiesta Bowl party at my home last night with a few new friends. Two of my friends each brought a single woman to my party, hoping to pair them up with me.
I could hardly watch the game, for all the chatter and fawning, but it was great when they each offered to stay and help me 'clean up'. I spent the fourth quarter trying to figure out how I could later leave them to clean up while I went out for some jazz, but my friends wouldnt have it, so I had to choose.
Both of the girls were pretty, both were young, with nice bodies. After speaking with them, I found that both were potential baby machines waiting to be switched on, hoping to nest in my house. One of them was telling me that my house needed a womans touch, as the sirens went off in my head. Shame, because she had great hooters.
No, we don't have to pursue them at all. If a man wants most any woman, all he has to do is buy a house, be in shape, drive a decent car, smell good, and speak with a calm voice.
Single woman are under every rock, behind every tree, just waiting to capture your credit rating- oops, I mean your heart. Yeah, thats it, your HEART. LOL!
You women are getting everything you asked for; a world without responsibility, without male domination, a world of equality. You are waking up to your worst nightmare; a world without men.
This is because your mothers empowered a group of angry hag-lesbian-feminists as their leaders, and proceeded to ruin your lives. I think you girls are getting exactly what you deserve. Not as individuals, but as a group.
In another 50 years, things will probably be back to normal, but only after women go back to being women, and letting men go back to being men.
Think again. Women didn't get this power on their own... the previously empowered men saw a lot of advantages for themselves in this liberation movement brought on by birth control -- carefree sex carefree sex carefree sex. Easier divorce from older wives so they are free to pursue younger women and attempt to recapture their own fleeting youth.
The harsh consequences of the new world didn't occur to them either until they bent over and let the women give it to them.
It's not a war between the sexes, as you paint it, it's a clash between cultures - between traditional family values and liberal selfishness as practiced by both men and women.
What real man allows someone to "let" him be a man?
You know, you answered my comment with yet another inyerface kind of "Use 'em and lose 'em" nastiness that I suppose is designed to devastate?. Not that I'm necessarily offended, I just wanted to see if a rather benign post of mine would manage to provoke the same tune you've always hummed.
My grandaddy, a narrow and selfish man, worried every day that someone wanted what was his and was anxious to take advantage of him. After all, his only child was conceived by accident and supporting him was a bitter frustration and a burden (when his life was ending, he had live out the final months with his son and daughter-in-law). He made many appeals to his granddaughter's affection, about the only person he'd given ungaurded affection to in his long and grasping life. The affection was returned out of compassion but with no illusions.
Here you are on a Saturday morning, making yet the same exchanges looking for the same opportunity to express your free-floating resentment against womankind. Why so often, and so much?
There's a world of families out there, many with flaws, that provide nourishment and sustinence against the encroachment of loneliness and disappointment. If men didn't need marriage, they wouldn't remarry so quickly upon widowhood and divorce. Seems like you need to remount your defenses pretty often.
I cannot argue with that. Good point.
Don't ruin a perfect record. I got married for the first (and only) time at 38. It was a disaster!
These days real men avoid women for more than anything but temporary encounters, because women alone are not the problem. It is the woman-courts-legislatures combination that have worked to strip men of their manhood.
Left alone, men are not used to having to fight the state for their birthright, but we are learning. It is early in the struggle, so for now, we just avoid those things that can work against us.
Oh, yeah. The "it's YOUR fault I stood you up" stand up. I've been through that one before too.
The absolute worst day of every year for me is Valentine's Day. The local supermarket already has its VD candy display up (January 3rd) and I practically choked. When it comes to Valentine's Day, I've had more strikeouts than Nolan Ryan.
I am a firm beliver in Asimov's Law: Once when asked about writing, he replied "Going into a career in writing is like getting married, anyone who can be talked out of it, should be."
There are women out there who have DONE THAT to their husbands....??? Wouldn't the men kinda know this going into the marriage?