Men will be men; but then, isn’t that’s the way they’re supposed to be!!!?
Sure, they’re behaving better & slowly accepting the fact that they’re at par with us, we women. But mischievous as they are, they always find some way to irritate us, poke us, mess with us & grab our space. I’ve got examples for each of the charges I’m pressing:
WHY CAN’T MEN RESPECT OUR MOOD SWINGS?
Fine, they’re empathising & co-operating during the joys of our monthly ‘periods‘. They’re cooking, allowing us rest & even buying us dark chocolates ( Lord! can we ever thank them enough? ).
But my charge is why do they have to tease and poke at our every rational, logical, justified, rightful (yess, all at once!) outbreak of anger and irritability. They label it as PMS-ing and say that we’re getting moody because it is our ‘that time of the month’.
Hell, no! We women are capable of getting mad at anybody around for reasons other than PMS (pre menstrual syndrome) also? Certainly, you know that. But when you feign ignorance,WE HATE IT.
And what about your IMS ( irritable male syndrome)- the times when you’re moody, when your testosterone drops? Even the ‘I’ in IMS stands for ‘irritable’. What if we paid you back in the same coin?
CAN THEY LEAVE A FEW THINGS EXCLUSIVELY FOR US?
On paternity leaves!
The Maternity leave Act, though established many many decades ago but its benefits trickled in much later. An obvious reason being, employers wouldn’t prefer paying women for a time-period they didn’t work for. So they chose hiring men over women (don’t over-think!).
Slowly, equality amongst the genders widened & women started getting their rightful maternity benefits. We had merely begun to enjoy the benefits comfortably when the men had to throw their hats in the ring!
Very quickly, they claimed their share of paternity benefits without waiting for too long. Only consolation was: the size of their benefits are peanuts compared to ours (should be).
Mind you,I’m not saying ‘unrightful’ benefits. All I’m saying is- Goddamn speed and What a Brilliant Move !! (applaud please!) Couldn’t they let us feel more advantaged & privileged than them for at least sometime? But No! when Ranveer Singh couldn’t leave our skirts alone, how could they goof up with “mighty money’?!
WHY ARE MEN SUCH POKERS ?
Any field we outdo them, outnumber them, they’re so quick to spot a loop-hole! Women have been cooking, cooking, cooking AND cooking since time immemorial but what do we get to hear from men? This:
“No matter ‘the aeons’, no matter the ‘hard work’ & no matter how you women have been dominating the kitchen of the house, the ‘best chefs’ of the world are ALL MALES“. Arghhhh….Damn the “michelen stars” !
WHY ARE MEN CROWDING OUR SPACES?
And, if that wasn’t enough, they raided our salons too!
‘Beauty” was reserved for the fairer sex; hence a work-station was conceptualised for us known as ‘beauty parlour’. But since men trespassed, & further encroached our space and are here to stay perennially, we have lost ground.
We don’t say ‘a beautiful man’. Thus, to accommodate their entry into beauty parlours, we improvised ‘beauty parlours’ to ‘salons’ & then ‘ladies salon’ to ‘unisex salon’. God knows what’s coming next ?!
But then, we gave men ‘an eye for an eye’. We entered THE GYM & entered so with gusto. With ‘DUMBbells but articulate loud punches, we beat the punching-bag black & blue. We conquered back lost ground. Yo!
But then, few things happened in Turkey & Thailand.
THE MEN ENTERED “ESCORT SERVICES”.
We shut up, have been muted ever since.
But we have found solace in the fact that they did so only because women wanted it.
WE HAD THE LAST LAUGH. HAVE IT ALWAYS.
Word from the author: No, I’m not a disgruntled feminist & mean no offence to my men comrades. I write in good humour & so, am unapologetic about this.
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