Remember when Eve handed it to Adam in the shorts, guys? Huh? You don’t remember it going down that way?

Okay… Remember when Adam ate that forbidden fruit and blamed it all on “the woman?”

I think the bible had it *slightly* wrong.

I think what really happened was Adam was sitting around twiddling his thumbs, playing with his little animal friends, expecting “the woman” to wait on him hand and foot, expecting the world to magically multiply and replenish itself, and she got so sick of it that she “accidentally slipped” a piece of the forbidden fruit into his morning smoothie. She wanted him gone. She wanted him outta there! She wanted him to somehow get a serious wake-up call. She was probably getting really sick of him. I can’t say I’d blame her.

She was probably way bummed that she got booted alongside him but she was probably thankful that God’s steel-toe to Adam’s backside rallied him to finally man up and become, well, a man… tilling the ground… earning everything by the sweat of his brow… all that good stuff.

After that… men were actually men for a long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long time. It wasn’t until, oh, 1990-present that they suddenly stopped.

And it’s getting more ridiculous by the day.

I’m a little irked right now over an article I just read on CNN called Why Men are in Trouble. You really should read the article. It’s very eye opening even though I don’t agree with everything in it. There are two things though, that got under my skin (big time) when I read them.

1) Currently, almost twice as many women as men are earning college degrees.

2) Currently, 18-34 year old men spend more time per day playing video games than kids ages 12-17.

Think about those two things for a second. And tell me, men, that this isn’t getting a little ridiculous.

Twice as many women as men are earning college degrees? Why is that? Last I asked my magic mirror (aka the internet), there weren’t twice as many women as men in this world. In fact, it’s pretty evenly split between the sexes.

Are we not as smart as women? Are we not as driven as women? Are we content being lazy, mooching bums? Are we actually content grazing off the success of the opposite sex?

Apparently, as a whole, that’s what we’re proving. That’s the reality that we ourselves are putting out there.

Well guess what… We keep these trends up and women will realize they don’t really need us at all. The article summed that thought up nicely. And why would women need us if they’re making all the money, they’re offering all the support, and they’re the only ones educated enough to steer their families through the trickiest times. There will come a time when having a man will just slow them down. Men will get in the way. Men will become nuisances. Pesky houseflies that are theirs for the swatting.

You may think I’m being a little over the top. I’m not. I see it all the time. I hear it every single day. Women are standing up and asking, where are the real men? Why are they so hard to find?

I’ve always told them, they’re everywhere, just keep looking, just keep your spirits up.

Well, apparently they’re not everywhere.

Apparently they are getting fewer and further between.

Apparently they are a dwindling species.

Apparently they’re at home playing their damn video games.

I think it’s pretty clear where this world is headed if men don’t step up their game (and no, I don’t mean Madden or Call of Duty). We’re headed to a place where women run the world and men do all the manual labor to build whatever the women dream. We’re headed in the direction of female dominance. We’re headed to the opposite extreme of what so many have fought to get away from for thousands of years.

And I can’t say we wouldn’t deserve it.

I mean, come on. Grown men are playing more video games than freaking teenagers?

Give me a break guys.

If you’re a man, go immediately pick up your game console and chuck it out an open window. Better yet, drop kick it through a closed window. You’ll feel better.

Please don’t get me wrong. I believe in equality of the sexes. It thrills me that women have made their march for it and said, “hey we’re not the weaker sex.” It just doesn’t thrill me that men are sitting back while the women keep going. Equality is flying out the door. Men don’t even see it happening.

And when it comes down to it, how are we ever going to get it back guys?

We live in a day and age where law and order rules the roost. As men, we can’t take our bigger muscles and throw women around anymore to prove that we’re the dominant sex. We can’t simply tell women that they’re less than us and demand that they agree with us. We can’t pound our chests, act like baboons, and expect to be rewarded for it.

We live in a day and age where brains are far more important that brawn. And fancy that. Women have brains that are just as smart as ours. They’re just using theirs to build and take over the world while we use ours to kill aliens and find awesomely unique new ways to twiddle our thumbs.

No, if we don’t want to be completely dominated, completely stepped on, and completely pushed-aside, we’re gonna have to get our lazy butts up off the couch and work for it.

Because when women rule the world… they’re gonna remember how they got there and they’re not going to look at us with those kind eyes that we men have fallen in love with since the beginning of time.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. What do you think? Do you see the problem going on out there? Obviously video games are only one small part of a much bigger dynamic. What else do you see going on with men and women and how they each relate to this conversation?

And… what role do women play in encouraging it and propagating it?

 

SDL’s Quote of the Day:
“If you want something said, ask a man…if you want something done, ask a woman.” ~Margaret Thatcher