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Is It a "Man's World" as Some Women Contend?
Offended, but High-Ranking in This World
I can't think of a better way to start but say how every horny idiot with no moral brakes should be put behind bars, where he might contemplate more respect for women in the future.
From addressing women in indecent ways, to offering promotion for sex, to groping, to drugging and rape---any of it might be a standard feature in societies where women have no rights, but not in our so called "free world". Some male specimens obviously don't have a healthy idea of boundaries in freedom they are enjoying.
However, are they enough of an evidence, as we may hear these days being said, that this world belongs to man to do whatever he pleases?
Well, I wouldn't really go that far with it, no matter how numerous may be all these current accusations of men sexually assaulting or insulting women.
The following is not to make their sins smaller or more excusable, but simply to offer a new perspective on this burning issue. What first comes to mind is that book titled "Twelve Against Gods" by William Bolitho, in which he brought certain historical powerful men down to a level of ordinary humanness---while showing that behind each one of them was a woman. Curiously, their very drive for greatness was inspired by woman of their heart.
Then, there is that saying: "If Cleopatra's nose had been differently shaped, the history of Rome would have been different". My own little humorous contribution to this line of thinking would sound like: "If Laura had not played so hard to get, there would have never been any of those divine poetic love odes devoted to her by her longing admirer Francesco Petrarca."
Indeed, one might almost start wondering---who is really making this world turn?
Hopefully Not a Passing Trend
Just for the hell of it---and maybe I am pulling devil's tail---how many good looking, in love, and being loved women are participating in any of those public protests demanding more rights for women?
Indeed, when it comes to just about any public upheaval, doesn't it take a bunch of regularly pissed off folks dissatisfied with their lives---in this case their romantic one? Then they raise a lot of unnecessary dust instead of simply treating each case and punishing those who deserve it. Like, the fact that there are certain criminal elements in society doesn't mean that the whole society is rotten and a big deal has to be made out of it.
Hey ladies, isn't that enough for you to have made obedient suckers out of us catering to your whims---what more do you want? Almost all of the couples I have ever known have a woman calling shots in all matters except for those which they don't want to be bothered with.
Hearing about all these new series of accusations against sexual offenders, I just can't help but wonder how long it will go on, almost as a trend, before it diminishes like so many others have so far.
Like the one in a recent past with a sudden series of passengers suing airlines for misconduct of flight attendants. It was running for a little while, as some folks were instigating a fight with an attendant to win a monetary compensation from the airline---and then, as if all flight attendants suddenly turned angels we don't hear a thing anymore about their "rude behavior".
No, I am not taking lightly all those women's accusations---those horny bastards should be brought to justice. But, I still somehow don't buy into the "massive women's victimhood"---possibly on account of them being officially the "weaker of the genders".
During my working years when I was applying for a job, I don't remember having to arm-wrestle a female applicant to grab that job from her, if she appeared more qualified. And with all of my different skills I never even dreamed about seeking a job of a secretary, because I don't think I would impress any boss with my hairy legs.
Women Are Better Leading Behind Throne
Talking about "weaker", despite my seeing women as equal to men, I somehow don't think it would be a good idea that all world's leaders become women.
Namely, you see, men may be arrogant and all that which has made human history one pathetic story, but at least they can be persuaded in their bedrooms to make changes in their policies. Women, on the other hand tend to be competitive, cunning, and revengeful towards each other, which is not good.
Just watch the difference between them and men at a party. Men don't give a rat's behind about how other men are dressed, if they have gained or lost weight, what jewelry they wear, if they are bald or grow longer hair...anything. Do I need to describe women's curiosity based on competitive spirit, or should I just call them mean when dealing with one another?
Imagine them with their gossiping tendencies as leaders making secret gossiping partners with other leaders, or ganging up against some others and making instant enemies---with some unpredictable outcomes. If Trump, as a man was ridiculed for his hairstyle, and that was counted as a bad point in his resume for presidency---imagine what would women find as a "threat to homeland security" in another female leader's change of her hairstyle.
If this isn't already woman's world, then making it more so doesn't really look all that promising. But O.K., I hope you have detected a bit of humor in all this, even though they say there is some truth in every joke.
Choose Between a Smack and a Kick in Groin
With exception of those business women, or those with careers at high executive positions, and also those who have at home a "yes-dear" man doing it all for them and instead of them, women have so much more on their plate than men.
Raising kids, cooking, cleaning, washing, the whole household package---whereas the "king" comes to his castle, complains about being tired, and basically spends the rest of the day just hanging around and looking tough, with his scepter in form of a beer bottle in his royal hand. You, "yes-dear" suckers don't know what you are missing for sure.
One way or another, you ladies have certain advantages over men, first of all maturing faster than men, and with all that on your plate you are more grounded and able to meet challenges of life.
And when it comes to those sexual advances of those horny morons you have another advantage that you are surprisingly forgetting---the mighty Achilles has a secret, "more sensitive" part on his body than his heel. Even a tight underwear may get in the way, for him to see stars in excruciating pain.
Every time I watch a movie with a rape scene, I curse the script-writer for not letting that poor woman push her knee onto his groin---with guaranteed results of him losing every interest in sex.
Even if you don't hate him enough to hurt him like that, a good old-fashioned smack across the face will surely wipe off his Casanova grin. Come on, not that either? Hey, you must hate him at least that little.
Man's World? In Which Universe?
If half of those stories from a documentary about "secret life of Hollywood" are true, there is nothing connected to sex to be taken seriously there, because sex in that line of business is only exceeded by drug abuse.
I am under impression that sex has become as much of a formality there as having a dinner together. Young starlets hopeful to get a small part in a movie or at least in a commercial know what the price may be, and unfortunately they don't mind it all that much.
Well, it comes with the territory, like having ambitions in political life and being naïve enough not to expect to be lied to---a lot. Hey, whole nations get screwed by leaders who do it---just because they can, so why fuss over being abused in a job-for-sex deal.
Is it immoral? Yes. Should it be stopped or at least minimized? By all means available, from a smack on the face, to a knee kick, to a courtroom. Crying after the fact of agreeing with that sort of transaction is an act of getting even, not so much of a "hurt pride". No one with a pride will agree to it in the first place. They don't ask for sex at MacDonald.
And there is a big "Welcome" sign at the gates of penitentiaries for all rapists, so don't be quiet about it, don't be a victim.
Other than this issue of unwanted man's sexual advances and assaults, I am a little slow with figuring how this world may look like "man's world". None of the women who have been hurt by men should be allowed to be jurors in this issue of whose world it is.
For there are many decent guys out there, myself included, who respect women and---for sake of a little humor---do all their sexual advances only secretly in their minds. To expect from us to change that would be like expect from us to stop growing facial hair.