Goodness, that must be a pretty old 'wives handbook' you got that from Nick I can just imagine the reaction of todays man on a woman that looks for a 'keeper' or 'protector'! 'Money-grabbing bitch' would likely be top of the list. And if the woman wanted to be a 'homemaker' she'd be accused of leaving it all to the man, of being lazy (we all know that looking after a home and raising kids is a doddle).
Oh my, I must find that sarcastic post about mens home jobs as being seen as merely 'hobbies' around the house. What were they? Ah, yes... gardening, DIY and something else that was obviously very demeaning to be classed as a hobby to men."....the art of cooking, home decoration and hand crafts. These hobbies will encourage your feminine instincts to flower generously."
You are so right!! That feeling I used to get when he was threatening what he'd do to me if I were a man was 'spice'!! Foolish woman that I am, I mistook it for fear. Thank you SO much for putting me right. I really ought to think seriously about dumping the guy I'm with now. There's nothing brutish about him at all and whilst he is a very confident person, his ego just isn't inflated enough. Or do I just train him? Turn him into something he's not. After all, what's mannish about him quietly saying 'no' to me if he disagrees with me? D'ya think I should give up my pitiful job so that I can spend more time adoring him, try and encourage the 'keeper/protector' in him? Oh, I'm in such a quandary now! Silly woman, not being able to sort this out myself. Obviously I need a 'manly' man to make these difficult decisions for me.Instead of labeling men are “stone headed”, sex mongers or brutes, try to get an “open” perspective on what men really are. Yes men have high sex drives, yes men can be very pig headed at times, yes men can act like brutes, yes men can come across as being “egoistic” but deep down none of this is really “wrong”. This is what men are, these difference add flavor and spice to a relationship. Just imagine if men became similar to women, how boring would relationships be?