Mens contempt for women in general.
There is a thread of absolute contempt for women and all things considered womanish that runs through the psyches of many, many men. I see and hear telltale comments all the time. "Like a girl" "women all..." "Bitches" "women are crazy" "all my exes are psycho". Men who do not display this mindset are few and far between. I am very happy to call those men friends. Personally I have made a resolution to never date a man who displays this attitude.
Ladies, weeding these dudes out of your dating pool pays off in dividends. It's kind of sad that I've only recently experienced what a relationship with someone who legitimately likes me and doesn't harbor that deep seated hatred for myself and people like me. (He is wonderful and very taken, sorry ladies ) it makes all the difference.
Men, you may take a moment and ask yourselves if you harbor this idea, why that is and whether it may be the thing keeping you from having a happy and lasting relationship.
Something else that occurs to me. Men who have this attitude repel women who are sane enough to avoid it which narrows their dating pool to women who are self loathing enough to be ok with that behaviour and women just out to use them. These guys are literally shooting themselves in the foot then running around crying that women ruin their lives.
In my life/professional meeting 10 to 20 people a day ( customer service ) I feel 6 out 10 felt women were less than men. Man seized control by strength alone and has not put much into the evolution aspect of life. Women have proven to me to be more rounded in intelligence. I believe you only hold down what you fear.
Having been in a long term relationship that went sour. Both parties come out with wounds. You wouldn't believe the things my former spouse said to my parents when we separated. She actually tried to vent at my own father, and tried to turn him against me, or get sympathy.... It didn't help matters, but in retrospect I'm over it. Break ups lead to some hard emotions, and people get a little crazy. I'm sure if I went to a watering hole, and you got me drunk and reminiscing about my marriage gone wrong, I'd be saying the same crap. That's why I don't get drunk. I don't even want to know what I would say in that situation, and it wouldn't help me find a decent woman, apparently.
This thread, and most of the comments, is a pig part of the problem with our society.
I was raised in a traditional family, believing that a man was to be a provider and protector of his wife and children, and the woman was to be a mother, nurturer, and take care of her husband.
Since men are stronger and more competitive by nature, they tend to do the heavy labor and earn more money. But yes, they also enjoy raising children and helping around the house. I was never one to expect a 50/50 division of labor. Men do more BY FAR.
But after two marriages to whiny, complaining, cheating women, who watch me do 10x the labor they do, earn 4x as much money, contribute more to the raising of the children, and STILL bitch if they think it’s “my turn” to vacuum or mop, because “feminism”, well, ladies, I’m on to you.
So right back atcha. If you’re gonna whine about how “men are awful” and “men are privileged”, I sure as hell am not interested in you.