All human

“Words are zilch” – Ngumoha

I must say that I do not presume to know these things. However, for what I am about to spue, you might see me as the devil’s advocate. Please don’t sue.

I have thought long and hard on this and it is my belief that the women folk have it better in the civilized world.

I am no sexist but consider this…

From a tender age and till the day he dies, today’s male child is continually shaped and educated by society on the etiquette he owes his female counterpart just by virtue of gender. “How to treat a lady” they say

So that he feels a debt that in reality may never be repaid in full but he must keep trying. Consequently, some rebel, majority don’t.

These things are not bad in themselves yet, an issue arises in my mind by the apparent lack of balance. So, I ask.

“How is the female folk educated towards these matters?”

“How to treat a lady”

Are they taught to know that men are living creatures too who deserve consideration?

Or are they primed however passively to stoke the fires of anger in the heat of passion? To provoke a response wherever there is any to be found? And to practise emotional blackmail so strong even the toughest nail would eventually bend?

Of course, the moral high ground will always be up for grabs and the gender card is always there to be played.

Again, I do not presume to be an expert on matters such as this.

What do I know?

#roarseries

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4 Comments

  1. Well, well
    Seems this is what’s in for the male folk this night because a male friend just showed me a tweet expressing something similar.
    Actually, it’s the other way round. Men definitely have it better.
    For each article on “how to treat a lady”, there are a thousand others on ” how to please a man”, “how to take care of your husband”, ” how to be a good wife”. Conferences and Seminars even. All saying same trash. Not entirely trash anyway but we’re tired of hearing.
    From when you are born, you keep hearing “is this how you will behave in your husband’s house?” Like your entire existence on earth is for the eventual pleasure of one man.
    One article teaching men how to treat a lady and you guys are raging. Lol.
    So, my dear kingfisher, I say you are wrong. There is actually an unequal balance of which the women have the weightier side
    I hope I don’t sound angry because I’m not.
    http://www.middleclassnigeriangirl.wordpress.com

    Like

  2. Well, well
    Seems this is what’s in for the male folk this night because a male friend just showed me a tweet expressing something similar.
    Actually, it’s the other way round. Men definitely have it better.
    For each article on “how to treat a lady”, there are a thousand others on ” how to please a man”, “how to take care of your husband”, ” how to be a good wife”. Conferences and Seminars even. All saying same trash. Not entirely trash anyway but we’re tired of hearing.
    From when you are born, you keep hearing “is this how you will behave in your husband’s house?” Like your entire existence on earth is for the eventual pleasure of one man.
    One article teaching men how to treat a lady and you guys are raging. Lol.
    So, my dear kingfisher, I say you are wrong. There is actually an unequal balance of which the women have the weightier side
    I hope I don’t sound angry because I’m not.
    http://www.middleclassnigeriangirl.wordpress.com

    Like

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