This post may piss some of you off, but I've unfortunately had the ability to vent taken from me in most arenas. THis is designed to make you think and considering this genre is filled with mostly WOMEN, who may raise SONS, it begs the question:
What happened to real men?
When did society stop raising men and start letting little bitches run things? What do I mean by that? Very simply that men aren’t men anymore. I’m not talking about men who are gay or cross dress or who are more in touch with their feminine sides. Or submissive men, I’m not referring to them. And I don’t mean the metrosexual, either.
I’m talking specifically about men who take no responsibility for their actions. I’m talking about men who take no interest in their own self care. When did size 38 become the normal waist for a man?
Hint, it’s not the normal waist size in pants unless the man is over six and a half feet.
Society’s attitude of letting people have “feelings” has gone too far I believe. Men who have taken that attitude too far have made it their personal battle cry when life doesn’t go their way. Example: My best friend’s cousin is a selfish halfwit of twenty one years old who believes he’s entitled to anything left lying around for him.
He uses greedily the things that my best friend and her husband work hard for, like groceries, shampoo, conditioner and other things. He doesn’t offer to replace them, nor does he even make the effort. He’s also a liar. Yet family continues to make excuses for him citing he has no place to live. I hear there’s plenty of room on the street.
That’s not how a man behaves. When I used to shop for pants, I had the most difficult time trying to find pants in my size. Although I’m somewhat an anomaly due to being extra slender and tall, it shouldn’t take me having to drive all over creation to find a pair of pants in my size.
Examples of this I see prevail. Corporate schmucks who won’t make required health and lifestyle choices continue to put away massive amounts of food that’s bad for them and only driving up their health care costs (not to mention the cost of health care for everyone else) because they have no self discipline.
I know and see far too many men behaving badly. What happened to manners? What happened to standards of dress? What happened to standards of living? This isn’t something we can blame on the outgoing administration. Nor can we blame this on the media, sadly. The truth is, it’s our own fault.
My ex Mistress’s ex husband was twenty five when she met him. Guess who played Mommy to a boy who refused to get a job even as he turned 30 this year.
Living in Oakland, I see plenty of homeless people. I can’t feel sorry for them. Mostly I see men who are lazy, lack ambition to seek opportunities around them and put themselves in a better position. I see men who won’t work for something. Yes I do see women too. They’re usually crazy and drunk. But I see them far less than I do the homeless men.
And we as a society give them a pass. Maybe that’s why romance is so popular and is enjoying quite a long time in the spotlight. Our romance heroes are men. None of them are down and out, and if they are, they were that way before we “met” them. They have goals, stick to their word as best they can and handle business. And none of them are in bad health or ill equipped to have a conversation.
Some people have said that these men are unrealistic and that the novels we write set an unrealistic example for men and women everywhere. I disagree. I think the standard that’s being set is one that people in general (mainly men whom I’m bitching about) are too stupid and selfish to acknowledge.
I still tip my hat to many women, still hold a door open for a lady. I still treat my girlfriend like a girlfriend, not a piece of shit that I can abuse at will. I still respect her opinion. If I didn’t, boy you’d all hear about it! And I’m relatively “young.” What’s the excuse of anyone over the age of eighteen?
What say you, fellow Midnight Seductions readers?