- Gender and Relationships
Why I'm Dissatisfied With Men
Johannes Vermeer. The Girl With The Pearl Earring
Men--Don't Read This! For Women Only
MEN AT WORK
They dominate the workplace for no good reason. It isn't the quality or merits of their work. It isn't better qualifications, better skills, more experience or better education. It isn't more talent or better solutions. It is simply that men have always dominate the workplace. They've always been the movers and shakers and decision makers of the business world. It's the old boy network at work, and look where that's got us!
MEN AT HOME
Oh, my God! What I could say about men at home! I'll spare you most of the bitter details, but I really do wonder sometimes if men are capable of being domesticated.
I'm also afraid that men are hunters and women are prey, and they'll always be looking around for new meat. No hound hunts the hare he has caught--instead, he takes the hare and her homemaking very much for granted, and casts his greedy hound's eyes all around him for other hares to conquer.
MEN IN GENERAL
I trust men in general just about as far as I can fling a grand piano.
I remember being young and naive and in love. I loved my husband deeply and sincerely, and lavished on him all the tender affection of a warm and caring heart. I remember being devoted to him, going along with him, welcoming his enthusiasms and friends, and generally speaking subordinating my wishes to his.
Of course my husband betrayed me.
In time I recovered and moved on. I regained my equilibrium, and, since my orientation appears to be adamantly heterosexual whether I will it or not, I formed other relationships with other men.
But I've never felt quite the same way. I've never quite trusted a relationship to last, or to be worth it in the long run. Maybe that attitude on my part has doomed my subsequent relationships to failure.
Or maybe not. I've talked to many, many women who are now disillusioned with men and male-female relationships. We don't know quite what to do about it. Some very strong women simply move relationships with men to the far back seat of the car and don't let it be the main influence of their lives. I know many softer women, though, who can't help mourning what was lost and seeking to replace it.
I've known some very good men whom I've liked extremely well and wished I could have as friends. I like these people as people. Sometimes I admire very much their brains and abilities; sometimes I'm just so amused by thier wit; sometimes I've enjoyed their open and happy dispositions. But it just seems so hard for men and women to just be friends. I always feel the men may be somehow subtly assessing my potential as a furture sexual conquest, and if I had none at all, they wouldn't bother to be acquainted with me.
Men are untrustworthy. They all are. There isn't one single man who is faithful and true. They can't help it. It's in their natures.
Look at what's going on in the business world! There isn't an honorable man left on the planet, either.
Women, (and I'm so sorry to say this), show me a man you believe in and I'll show you a very good liar.
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