I just realized that what society tells us to believe about men and women is total crap. I just watched a preview for a movie...another romantic comedy...and it is about (surprise) the differences between men and women. What society expects us to believe is that all men just want to chase the next piece of ass and all women want is to settle down and have babies.
I know enough men and women to know that this lame 'truth' is just that...totally lame.
I was raised to believe that men only wanted "one thing". I was raised to think that no matter how nice a guy was, ultimately he only wanted to get in my pants and once he had, he would leave me, alone and sullied. What crap! My job was to weed out those pigs and find a true knight in shining armor to take care of me. But I also needed to always take care of myself because no matter how shining the armor he was still, just a man.
I know that I was not the only one raised to hear these things over and over again. Now that I have some perspective I can see the huge holes in this theory.
There are just as many women in the world that are only after the goal of getting into someones pants. There are just as many men out there that want to settle down and have families. The problem is our greater society doesn't really accept women that just like the chase, we call them sluts. And men that choose to stay home, or want to settle down are soft. It is unfortunately the way we force and label women and men into little boxes.
I for one will no longer place that label on people. Women and men should be who they want to be. They should have the relationships they want to have and they should not apologize or have to hide it. I will not support any more of this societal crap that reinforces the stereotypes. I am totally over it.
End Rant. :)