September 24, 2007

Obvious Sexist Rant

I recently wondered why guys don't really get catty with other guys. Perhaps this is obvious, but here's my thought.

Guys don't understand that girls wouldn't want them, so they don't even understand the threat that another guy possesses to them. While girls are overly concerned and paranoid regarding female threats, and overreact against them.

So, are there reasons for this? Or are we all just stupid?

Perhaps men are considered desirable for multiple reasons, while women are considered desirable primarily (at least initially) based on aesthetics.

So, we have this dude who's ugly as sin, but thinks to himself, "I'm hysterical!"

Whereas, we have a brilliant, talented, considerate women who thinks to herself, "I should lose 6 pounds!"


email said...

As a mother of 4 girls, I am perhaps overly aware of possible reasons for the things you describe. My observations are that it starts before birth. It is assumed that a pregnant couple wants a boy, and often they do. Why? Who knows.

Then as small children, during all of my pregnancies my girls heard, "Are you hoping for a boy this time?" "Maybe this time you'll get a boy." "It's got to be a boy this time." So they get the idea that for some unknown and unexpressed reason, a boy is preferable to a girl for the sole reason that he is a boy. This was my experience, and I'm sure it was the same for many if not most others. If the small children are boys, they get the same idea - boys are wonderful for the sole fact of being male.

So your dude who's ugly as sin doesn't necessarily think to himself that he's hysterical. He doesn't think much at all about his appearance, because his ugliness is irrelevant; he's male, which he has learned from day one is all that matters.

Your brilliant, talented, considerate woman, on the other hand, is still trying to attain that unknown quality that will make her femaleness as worthy as maleness. That thing that will make people ask a pregnant woman, "Wouldn't it be great if you had a girl?"

Eric Olsen said...

very well said.

Girl Power!

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