When Women Were Women....And Men Were Subservient
The original "drones" were not for killing terrorists.
For centuries men (and women) have admired the bees in an active hive....
Oh, the honeybees are surely admirable....except for the drones.
Those drones have no stingers and collect no honey. In short, they are lazy sluggards.
But God must have created them for some good purpose. The fact is, one of them will mate with a new queen bee and she will then begin laying eggs a couple of days (2) later and lay as many as a million eggs over her lifetime.
Now there is a down side for the drone, even the one who got lucky! When winter comes, the honeybees usually eject the drones from the hive, to help conserve their food supply. The stinger-less drones have no say in the matter. So out they go!
You might say the lucky drone did a great job! Imagine, father to a million. Then again, just imagine those children all rejecting even him, and shoving him out in the cold.
Now lets look at human life from a bee's perspective.
If all men were like the drones, and some certainly are already, they would have no weapons, and the women would fight all the wars that would have to be fought.
The men would be expected to laze around sluggishly, and that would be okay, because it would be accepted that that was their nature; eat the honey and look at the girls. Men might get used to that quite quickly.
Having to wait around for the one woman who would go out on "her maiden flight" and having to hope to get lucky with her would seem unnatural at first, but remember the trade offs of eating from the labors of others, and looking at a whole harem of girls, albeit each with her own concealed carry permit, and constantly too busy to be bothered with you.
There we have it, the ideal society.
What do you think, girls? No men around, at least in winter when you are conserving the household food supply (and not coincidentally have a lot less cooking and picking up to do.) There would probably not be as many wars, as the men would be too lazy and weaponless. When winter came around, you'd have the house, he'd be out in the cold, and you would have all winter to huddle together with the other gals, and talk about the past; no football games blaring, and all you gals would dress pretty much the same.
What's that? I hit a sensitive nerve finally? And, of course, there'd be all those babies to tend, products of the local sperm bank no doubt. No candy, flowers, and nights out. No males to blame for life's woes.
On second thought, maybe our society's males might have some actually worthwhile roles to play, something to justify their continued existence
Then again, the Romans had their repeated problems with the warrior Amazon women, and look what happened to their hive!
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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