What Men refuse Women will accept

2016-02-12 12:33

In the never ending battle for supremacy it seems as if women are their own enemies in many ways than one. History has proven this countless times and for some odd reason women seemingly refuse to learn. Reality is that men have learnt a lot of women’s' self-harming nature relative to the battle of sexes and they have and are using this to their full advantage. Yes it is the battle of the sexes and feminism is feeling the backlash of attempting to debunk patriarchy and its oh so fragile masculinity.

Homosexuality for one is something that has been around for a long time and as you may recall in ancient Greece older men were generally interested in younger men, though with time the heterosexual relationship has been seen as the right of way. Though one cannot account for the recent surge in homosexual relationships it has proven quite the weapon in the battle for supremacy. On the one hand this may be seen as retracing the steps of ancient Greece where men are to be with their equals and women assume the lesser role. In the sense that men can be happy without women (as women more than anything have been represented as a commodity throughout various cultures). This is surely a frustrating reality for women , there are a number of imbalances in society and women feel that pressure the most. With frustration comes a great deal of vulnerability and this creates a window of opportunity for the patriarch to execute counter feminist subjectivity which I must admit has been an aloof way of thought maintained in society heavily and reinforced by many apparatuses which can be women themselves at times. Not oblivious to the pressures of life as it is women have to deal with subtle counter measures that they inadvertently carry with them as their own. I've noted three very present features in society that quickly silence the voice of women.

·Retail therapy, (an emphasis on the fact that shopping is somewhat of a stress reliever). Simple words like these have become a generational sensation and with everybody buying into consumerism the voice of reason is diluted with the voice of celebrities using the same make-up as you or them shopping at the very same boutique as you. For one who can observe retail therapy ( the beauty and fashion industry) for what is is it is nothing but smokescreens and mirrors at the face of women throughout the world.

· "WOMEN IN POWER" (though we can admit the roles that their play are pretty ineffective in the greater schemes of things): Let’s take a bicycle as an effective metaphor, men in the real world are the bicycles, women are introduced as the third wheel thus making a tri-cycle. Upon entering they are told that they bring the balance in the equation, but are they really? if the bicycle was functional before "Her" arrival , what makes one come to the conclusion that they are in the controlling seat. It’s a measure of keeping them happy and sell the idea they've accomplished all they can. Whereas in reality she is surplus to the cause and dispensable. Perhaps I am shortsighted in questioning the roles of women in power, could it be that women in power have become so diluted with the patriarchs that the plight of women takes a secondary role in their term of office.

The other way of looking at is this way, Men will refuse and women will accept:

Men rebuke their idea of homosexuality and treat anyone who behaves in the nature as an outcast, and as history has proven when men kick out something women are more than willing to accept or shield it from mans hatred ( or perhaps this is a feminist crutch of trying to prove that they are better than men). Not to say that all feminists have superiority complexes or their movement is of a separatist orientation. If anything feminism has come up as great means in challenging masculinity sometimes challenging it even for men trapped within the bounds of patriarchal prescriptions. Men in history and to this day are seen as people that are to teach discipline , and whenever a child is reprimanded they would run and cry to their mothers who would comfort and uplift the child that in itself is the second strategy: Men that have been ostracised by society due to their sexual orientation have found a safe home in the arms of women. What do women do in turn? They uplift those individuals and assure them that they are a good as anyone else. Harmless? I think not Politics; Male candidates that have come out as openly gay do not enjoy much support from men in society. Their biggest allies are women who wish to uplift the "societal outcast". Women think they’re doing the right thing but they’re actually empowering a man gay or not instead of a fellow woman.

It is the patriarchs ideal situation as either way men are still in power. Perhaps there could be a revision of strategy on both the sexes but the question that lingers would be; "Do women see themselves being liberated?"

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