posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:18 AM
Hi all, the neanderthal has scraped his knuckles dragging himself from his cave. That said hear me out.
I firmly believe that men and women have very separate and distinct societal and familial roles. They have been this way since time immemorial
and will continue to be so until the end of our species. I believe that these characteristics and traits occur at nearly a genetic level. Women bear
children so to them falls the role of nurturer and caregiver. Men are larger, stronger, and more aggressive (usually), so to them falls the roles of
provider and protector. Now this is not to say that women are weak and useless outside of the bedroom or kitchen. Nor does this mean that they are
incapable of fulfilling the roles of protector and provider, nature proves this wrong on a daily basis. Just as women are capable of fulfilling the
male roles the men are also capable of being the nurturer and caregiver (minus the whole childbirth thing). Though both are capable of fulfilling the
others roles it is also uncomfortable.
Anyone who believes that women are delicate little flowers who are to be sheltered and kept somewhere safe are fools. Do I like to treat my wife as
that delicate little flower? YES!! Do I need to? HELL NO! My wife has a hip implant and RA in her spine, yet I've seen her take down a college
boy who decided to screw around with our dog one night. I was in no condition to do anything that particular night as I was dealing with a very
serious case of pancreatitis (sp?) I enjoy treating my wife like a delicate flower because it makes her feel like a woman. Her words not mine. At the
same time though I have expectations that she will do certain things that make me feel like a man. (Get your mind out of the gutter you perverts!) I
want her opinion on everything and to be honest she is probably one of the most intelligent women I know. I value what she has to say and what she
Although she is a housewife now, she worked for 20+ years providing for herself and all of her nieces and nephews (there is like 10 of them) since
she is unable to have children herself. Her independence and intelligence is what attracted me to her. She strengthens me where I am lacking and I
strengthen her where she is weak. THIS is what relationships are about.
American society as a whole has lost itself in the feminist movement. For example, we babysit out grandniece and grandnephew. The grandniece was
watching a show on nick where the girls basically just spent the entire show running down the boys and preaching about how dumb they all are. The
girls on the show basically treated the boys as if they are servants and morons. THIS is what is acceptable today? What would have been the outcry
in the media and from the lesbia.....er feminists had those positions been reversed. We would have been innundated with what knuckle dragging
neanderthal pigs men are. (No I don't believe that feminists are all lesbians, that was a joke).
I raised my son, from my first marriage, to respect and treat women as if they are rare and special. At the same time however, I taught him
that no one has the right to downplay or denigrate him. Its all about balance.
A 50/50 relationship is the ideal, but it is also a fallacy. I listen to my wife and take into account anything she has to say, just as she
does with me. We usually reach a compromise that is somewhere in the middle. However, when the chips are down and especially if we are somewhere in
the area of provide and protect, she knows to shut up and step back, I don't need the distractions at that point. When it comes to nurturing and
caregiving and the chips are down, I shut up and sit down. At that point I'm only there for backup. As I said its about balance.
Someone on here mentioned being the Alpha male, either you are or your aren't. You can learn all there is to know about being an alpha male
but unless you have the heart for it, your a drone. Feminism is about making the alpha male into a drone. Its not about equality, its about putting
women into a position OVER everyone else, just as affirmative action is about giving advantages to someone based on skin color. If I ramble I
apologize, sometimes my thoughts make connections and take off in different directions during my ranting and grunting. Now if you will excuse me, my
wife is keeping the furs warm in our cave.
OH and just for the record..........Al Bundy is my hero. hehehehe