When Women Were Women....And Men Were Subservient

The original "drones" were not for killing terrorists.

Some things don't mix well, but separate too easily.
Some things don't mix well, but separate too easily. | Source

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!

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Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi,

Life would be very dull without our men, and since I am not a bee I am happy sharing my home with my mate. However, I still make "Honey Do Lists" because I do not want him to get lazy.

Bobbi Purvis


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

LOL, great work here. I agree with Bobbi, I think we men just might have a couple redeeming features!


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

Nice job Perspycacious.

I like having men around too. :)


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Great hub, great point! I vote: keep the men!Thank you!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Skarlet: Apparently the honeybees don't mind having them around either....until survival dictates that "they've go to go!"

btrbell: Perhaps it would be best if we "keep the men" but put them in their proper place?


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Great Hub Perspycacious, this one's a keeper! Thanks!


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

Your hub reminds me of a little song we learned in elementary school. It had to have been taught by an old maid man-hater. It went something like this:

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking

what a grand world this would be,

if the men were all transported

far beyond the Northern Sea.

Anybody remember it? Voted you up and funny. Thanks for a laugh.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

eHealer: I must confess that when people say "Keep the faith!" I say, no you're wrong, share the faith!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MizBejabbers: I recall singing that ditty! Perhaps it was in my subconscious as I wrote this! You are welcome for the laugh it brought you.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

I wondered what this hub would be about. As men say aobut women...can't live with them and can't live without them!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Men are alright. You just have to find the right one and carefully train him for your own good. That's from my point of view. However we women are superior. Love the bee hive comparison. Voted up.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: The purpose of a title, at least one of them, is to draw you in. You are a regular follower, stopping by occasionally, so perhaps it was not that you were a stranger and stumbled upon a curious title, but at least it brought you to this one.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: You catch me up at 3 AM local, with too much on my mind. Perhaps that fellow of yours just looked around and found a superior woman? If you are happy, perhaps he has carefully trained you to recognize the happiness he has to offer?


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

As a believer in gender roles - it saddens me what i see when i look around - for BOTH genders. Having said that - i DO blame it on the male for it going sideways originally - they didn't properly appreciate what they had - so they lost it..

Today, it seems to me that women are turning into men - and men are turning into pussies - and neither is happy..

(sorry for the lack of tact...lol) Bzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzzz....


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I am lucky that I have the perfect man! Great hub here.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

acaetnna: Shhhh! Don't let other females know where he is! He's the one they are all looking for!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: Growing up in Maine I believed that "Maine is the state where men are men, and women are glad of it!"


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Interesting and different twist on male - female relationships. I would love to know (at least, I think I would) what was going on in your life and mind just before you wrote this. :) Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. :)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

phdast7: Every Sunday has something wonderful to offer us all. A day of rest, reflection, and wondering whatever was it that was in my mind, or going, on when I wrote this Hub. Something got the ball rolling and from there on this appears. My life is quite simple, and like the lives of so many Americans, quite too cluttered with obligatory nonsense . Family is what life must be about; keeping family honor; being a worthy member of a loving family whose relationships can be forever. All else is peripheral, perhaps important at times but measured by importance to the family. Politics, wars, safety, security, education, dignity, harmony, all are important due to their impact on the family. The early pioneers in Utah surely recognized this when they chose to call this area the State of Deseret after a bee and hive in the Book of Mormon, and only later after the Ute indians. Sacrificing self for the family, and for the family of God, is worthy sacrifice to contemplate on any day, especially on a Sunday. May you and all of us have a wonderful one, too.

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