…of the male-bashing, I can hear them all say. Well, I must say in my own defense, this, this, and this is really not male-bashing. These are just observations of the things that happen around me. They are merely (very wordy) illustrations of our sociological conditions…which happen to have men as the stars of the show. I mean, if you want to know what real male-bashing is…well, lets just say you should all thank your lucky stars that blogs were not around 8 and 10 years ago. Nuff said?
So I will attempt to even the scales a little. In this post, I will show my appreciation for all actions male.
I don’t know how to begin though…
Joke! Relax! I am not really that bad, I swear…I just can’t think of anything! Is that my fault?!
OK, there was the guy who drives his homesick wife 1,500 miles across lonely roads, which are also rather dangerous when the natives are restless, so that she can visit her family for a couple of days. Never mind that he is splitting his time between business, school, and other family responsibilities. Wife is feeling lonely…so they up and take the unexpected trip.
Does it count that the guy is my brother, and yes, I am big-time biased? Its still appreciating that there are decent men out there–even if we do have to raise them ourselves!
A non-familial example…lets see…hmmmm…
Oh, there is the family whom we invited to dinner. After eating, the men went off to pray at the mosque, and we asked the man to let his wife stay for a few hours, coz she was a lot of fun to talk to. So he agreed. But since this was our first time meeting her, he apparently was not sure if she was really comfortable with the idea. So he calls her up after they finish praying, and we can hear her reassuring him that she is ok, the baby is fine, they are comfortable…just come later to pick me up, honey. Awwww. That was sweet. A man that protects his family is really a beautiful thing…even when he is trying to protect them from you yourself!
I have no more examples, what can I say? At least I tried.
So, see, I can acknowledge that there are decent men out there. Its just that there does not seem to be enough. And while it may be argued that there are not enough decent women either, I respond that we can only be as “good ” as we are treated.
So, in a further attempt to balance the scales, I will talk about horrible women in my next post. Its going to be a good one…if I can think of anything.