Sissy-macho men?

>> Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I just finished work, its soon 6:30 pm and I really need to get my studying on. Especially since I did not study yesterday OR the day before. It's a scandal, I only have a week left for my exam. Anyhoodle, needless to say this is the place I don't need to be right now. Still, I have won over the negative voice in my head - I shall post today anyway.

Disclaimer: I've written this post as if no men read my blog, if there's any men out there getting offended do forgive me for my blunt judgment today lol

Throughout my life, I've been pondering on the differences between men and women. Like I've said before, I am a feminist, and I demand my equal rights...I always feel acutely aware of how people make certain judgments when you say you're a feminist. I don't care though, but Juiceegal put it quite well together here how I also define myself as a feminist..Anyway thats not my point today, my point is that even though I believe women and men are more similar than different, we sure are different. Again, I don't like to judge everyone as one, but there sure are certain things you can say about the majority of men isn't there? Ha...

The irrationality of pain-exaggeration and macho man all in one

For instance, what about this whole deal of exaggerating when they're in pain or when they're just a little bit sick? At the same time, when something really is wrong, they rather shut up and stomach it and not let anyone know, cuz suddenly then, it's a private matter the man needs to handle on his own. But when it's a small thing, he wants be mothered and pampered. I swear, every woman I know have complained about this phenomena with their men, including yours truly. A little cold, or a little stomach ache, he's exaggerating the cold and dragging his legs painfully behind him like sabi the world ended and someone just gave him a fatal blow. My boss always complains about this with her husband. They be all like "ahhh baby I'm so siiiiick can't you help me biko" "Momy, momy, can I have some food" "Can you rub my leg? They're hurting soooo badddd"
But the same man can walk around with a tumour or be falling on the ground fainting, he'll stomach it and hold it to himself. If you ask "are you okay?" "Yes, I am, stop worrying about me!" The man can be dying sef, God forbid he opens his mouth and tells you. Then it's the macho instinct that takes over.
How about eating nko? When you try to tell him "hey...maybe you should get something to eat?" "No, I have to work" or "No, I have to play this video game". A lot of men seem to love to eat and throw themselves over food when they're offered, at the same time, many seem to not eat very well.
The excuses you get are either
1) There was no food (which is always untrue)
2) I forgot (which is a ridicilous excuse)
3) I didn't have time (which is semi viable but not good enough)

Sometimes they behave like little kids. We need to keep that in mind those of us who give birth to little boys, why do so many of us raise our daughers to be dutiful and pamper our "sweet boy" cuz he's a boy? That's where they learn it from. Why are girls always expected to perform duties while guys are expected to be out playing. Or is it just me who thinks that's the normal way of things?

On a different note;
I'm so proud of myself, I finally learnt how to eat with chopsticks. I swear, if I can do it, you can too. I thought it would NEVER happen, but I am now a chop-stick woman! I've been eating sushi every day lately because I stay late hours every day and I dont want to eat something fat aaaand there's a sushi place right near by. They should know my orders by heart by now. I spilled some soy sauce over my ring finger, now it's stuck between my finger and my ring. Itchy.

Love,
Ada

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P.S thanks for all the care (referring to earlier posts) -I will update soon but thought it was time for a happier post.. And I am still planning to come around other blogs soon.

13 comments:

kitkat May 19, 2011 at 6:35 PM  

wow..u can eat with chopsticks?? cool!
I wld always stick to the notion that guys are from mars and women are from venus. I jst dnt understand hw they reason sometimes. When my dad gets hungry, he whines and whines like a baby till he gets his food lol..but when he's sick or there's a serious wahala..he doesnt even flinch. *sighs*

Okeoghene May 20, 2011 at 1:23 AM  

I will agree with kitkat that men are from mars and women from venus but we still have similarities in our differences. They whine about the littlest things but need their space when things are more serious.
The issue of pampering the boy and making the girl child do more chores is not right. My daughter readily picks up after herself without anyone telling her but my "boy" child will just leave everything scattered everywhere. I guess he thought that was right until I taught him otherwise.

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Nana Yaw Asiedu May 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM  

This was a funny post. No offence taken. You do write some 'universal' truths.

LadyNgo May 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

hahaha, very funny and very true. I've had the fortune of coming across guys that will whine about all pain/ilness no matter how big or small and also one who won't ever open their mouth about anything. I don't know which i prefer lol.

I can't even be bothered with chopsticks. Im the type that would probably put her eye out trying to use those things lol

okonyahouseboy May 28, 2011 at 1:10 AM  

Want to hear a joke?
Feminists!
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lol totally totally joking! You do have some excellent points, but here's to hoping that you dont put ALL men in that box.

cheers!

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) May 31, 2011 at 4:07 PM  

While some characteristics apply generally across the board, some don't. I think in many cases, it's more about the personality than the gender. If he is a 'whining, spineless, timid, takes ages in the bathroom, high maintenance sort of man', that's what he is and he's still that regardless of his gender.

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Geebee February 3, 2012 at 1:56 AM  

We all exaggerate every now and then in our own little way. Sometimes we get so used to it that we hardly notice it. lo @ your use of chopsticks. Perhaps I'll learn that in another lifetime.
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