…But I love them so I’ll take it!
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Oh this is not to bash men or anything, but I’m just going to point out some interesting things that I consider to be fact in my small world and we’ll take it from there. This is based on nothing more than the randomness of my mind. 🙂 Men constantly drive us up a wall, and I think it’s just because we don’t get them. After reading this, you still probably won’t but at least you’ll have something to remember to keep you from ending up on Snapped. I’m not speaking on extremes here either, just average man behaviors. Now when they start really acting up that’s when you really take them to task. Your man is so territorial that he has to go through your stuff and keep you locked in the house? No bueno, time to boot him. Here we go.
When you look at all the things that govern the way men think and act when it comes to relationships it pretty much boils down to them being big babies. They talk about how we women always want to hear “I love you” and they can’t see why they always have to say it, however it’s the same way that we have to coddle their egos. I am so adamantly against the double standards that exist between men and women but I recently started to really turn them over in my head to make sense of it all. Let’s take cheating for example. Men feel like it’s in their nature to cheat, and so when they do it, the expect a woman to forgive them and keep it moving. This actually tends to be how it happens. On the other hand, if a woman cheats on a man, the world stops moving, Satan has arrived, and his mama goes back to being the only woman he can trust. This basically boils down to him being a big baby. The pain a man feels after being cheated on is no worse than the pain a woman feels no matter how they try to turn and twist it. You’re a baby. But I love ya.
Men are big babies because they are territorial. I think when women act territorial is out of competitive drive. Like “you can’t have my man because I’m better than you and I will prove it!”. Men on the other hand are territorial to save themselves. Like “I don’t want no one seeing my girl, blah blah blah, because then she’ll leave me for him.” This leads men to think and act extremely irrationally. Sure he wants you to be arm candy, but don’t look too sweet. He loves the way you look in those jeans, just don’t wear them out. *sigh* Silly, but I still love ya.
Let’s take sex in general. Most men while not being the most chaste themselves would prefer a woman with low milage. Men talk about how it’s just not right for a woman to sleep with too many men, she’s a whore, because she’s allowing someone to enter her it’s different. That’s all ballyhoo if the same doesn’t apply to men. So I can pretty easily reduce this down to men being big babies. While I don’t condone promiscuous behavior I call a Spade a Spade. If you are sleeping around all willy nilly as a man, and you would call a woman out as being loose for the same behavior, Pot meet Kettle. However society has engrained this type of thinking in our minds, so women have to deal with men and their wang-hanging ways with our heads held high. Men on the other hand would lose their lunch to find out their girlfriend has slept with more guys than he deemed “okay” by his mythical mathematic equation. Why? Big babies. Luv ya!
I just find it so funny that for this to be A Man’s World it really relies on women allowing men to THINK they run things. While the above situations are general and only a few examples, it baffles me because women deal with this stuff all the time. The problem is that we allow it to frustrate us. While I am on the campaign to change man’s crooked thinking, I only have one life to live. so I pick my battles, understand that men can’t help the fact that they are big babies, and keep it moving. Now that I have really broken it down to such a simply explanation I feel like I’m in the know now. Like those funny commercials where the mom is serving up her kids big glasses of red kool-aid and she’s off in the corner just chuckling and shaking her head it’s because she knows. That’s what I do now when in the face of a man acting like a baby. Just a soft chuckle and a quick prayer to Jesus for they know not what they do. Gotta love them!
So ladies, any other examples that we can just toss out as men being big babies?