It seems that the twenty-first century has produced a general feeling among
the female of the species that men are no longer needed. I read articles and
see programs on television produced by young, liberated feminists who
espouse the idea that they have no need for a man in their lives. They are
educated, own their own businesses, and only need a man for pro-creation.
They can then rear their children alone – who needs a man around? Any
time a program or commercial needs a dufus, guess who gets that part – the
white guy. It would be a politically incorrect thing for a female to do.
In view of the above I was surprised to read an article which reported on a
recent survey among these women which revealed that they were still
interested in men, as long as the men did what they wanted them to do. The
article listed seven things these modern women think are missing in modern
1. Elevator Etiquette - I suppose it is because there are no elevators
around here that I was surprised by the women’s complaint. The
ladies want the males to let them into the elevator first, then allow
them off first, according to this survey.
2. General Respect – the women complained of their perception that men
no longer show them the proper respect they feel they deserve. It
seems that a man staring at their rear end, or front end, and yelling
things such as “hi sexy” is no longer a sign of endearment.
3. Giving Up Your Seat – Apparently guys no longer let women have
their seat on the bus, train, or trolley car, and they resent it. I always
thought that this was a “built-in” automatic response of the male
toward the female, but apparently has now disappeared.
4. The World Is More Threatening To The Female – They feel that
women are being attacked more often and in more places these days.
The survey said that most women want a male to walk them to their
cars in a parking lot, or even walk them home.
5. Be Polite To Them – This covers a wide range of things. How about
reaching for something off a high shelf for them? Or, opening the
door for her to enter or exit? The survey reported that the women
would like for a man to help them carry a big box or package. Could
it be that men are no longer doing any of these polite things?
6. Hold The Door Open – Do not let the door close on her while she
enters or exits first.
7. Driveway Etiquette – This is not a new one. The women do not like
for men to drive up in their driveway and honk their car horn as a
signal for them to come out. They much prefer if the male walks up
to the door and walks her to the car.
So there you have the current ideas of the modern female regarding males. It
seems that in spite of the fact that most modern feminist have done their best
to emasculate men, they still have some need of them. They are trying to
“sissify” the young boys by forbidding them from playing “dangerous
sports”, and definitely not playing with a toy gun, and no playing “cowboys
and Indians” because of political correctness. In other words, manliness is
being discouraged, that is, until they have need of a man for one of the seven
reasons listed above.
Being a male is a matter of DNA.
Being a man is a matter of age.
Being a gentleman is a matter of choice.
“ARE MEN STILL RELEVANT?”
BY: NEAL MURPHY
107 HEMLOCK STREET
PO BOX 511
SAN AUGUSTINE, TX 75972