Letting a Man Be a Man

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I read an article by Stephanie Theubauld in The Times (UK) about The Rise of Mid Life Lesbians. I want you to read it before I go on.

Now, I can understand where a lot of the women are coming from, but the problem is this – they likely didn’t allow their man to be a man. We’ve all seen and heard about the men who are constantly micromanaged by their wife/girlfriend and sadly this is a true statistic. I’ve seen the tide changing in attitude and I know it’s unexpected coming from a woman, but I don’t think men have been getting a fair shake.

Whether women want to admit it or not, good men are really good men. They get up and go to work every day and don’t complain, taking care of their families in the way that they’re expected to and the way they know. Then they come home to a wife who also likely worked all day and is tired but craving attention and time, children who have either been in daycare or school, or both and are anxious for time with people who love them and everyone has their own little set of personal needs that need to be filled.

Forty years ago a man could come home, turn on the football or baseball game or whatever and tune the family out and that was okay, no one had a bad word to say. Somewhere the tide has changed, the expectation has changed of what a man should be and he has had to change and adapt with it.

I think that men have not been appreciated enough for their adaptation to women’s expectations of them. The position this writer takes against men misses its mark largely because men are doing what they’re told, and still losing their wives.

I don’t disagree with the position that there are men that can’t get their shit together, even men know men like that but I wouldn’t say that’s all of them and I wouldn’t even call it a large portion of the male population because one of the greatest things about a man is his pride, and that drives him so often to be truly great.

If women are going gay they shouldn’t blame it on men being insufficient in any form or fashion.

If being bisexual is the way they want to be then so be it, out with it whatever but don’t blame men – that’s not fair, when a man says he’s gay he doesn’t follow it with “..because women are just too into drama and buying crap…I just couldn’t take it anymore..and there’s less chance of diseases..” I call bullshit!

Please – give the boys a hand, they put up with A LOT. Don’t you agree?


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