Times have changed and so have we, so much so that we fight against what is natural to us on a daily basis…we don’t even realise we are doing it. Equality is one thing but does that mean we don’t want a man to give up his seat on a train or open a door for us…ladies first?
Things have got confused if you ask me, and men are completely confused! The most debated argument after what came first, the chicken or the egg? Is who are better drivers, men or women? Why do we have to be better than each other though? Things have got a little too competitive between the sexes and women have proved that they are quite capable of doing a ‘man’s job’.
An independent woman is one thing and I guess most men like that but what happens when we become too masculine? In my opinion, the worst thing you can do to a man is make him feel inadequate.
If they can do something well, why would you want to try it yourself just to prove a point? Let them do it, your only creating more work for yourselves and I’m sure you all do enough already. I can hold my hands up and say I can’t reverse my car for love nor money and I don’t bother trying. I’d rather drive around the block a few times until I can drive into a space.
Seriously I’m shockingly bad! I save any embarrassing blushes by getting all philosophical, “I never go back only forward”. I have no problem with asking a man to do it for me, and I have a few times…I never said I was perfect and I don’t pretend to be.
I’ve never been one to burn my bra and I’m not trying to fly the flag of testosterone either, but I am saying that we should all take a step back, think and share.
There’s not a lot of sharing going on just a lot of fighting, fighting to come out on top or to be in control…controlling each other. I feel sad just writing that but in many cases it’s true. Recognise what someone is good at and more importantly what they love to do, support them and let them get on with it, why compete?
Trust me, you won’t get very far.
© Michelle Sotiriou 2012