Men aren’t like they used to be and the modern woman is stuck in a wasteland of overindulged boys with nothing on their minds but sex.And while this description may be true, what’s not true is the idea that this is news; we are lying to ourselves if we think that men used to be different. This insecure, biased, tainted woman who no longer has faith in the idea that a good man will come along and sweep her off her feet.I never thought I’d be so hardened, so utterly opposed to the idea of men and their ability to procure any sense of happiness and fulfillment from me. Maybe we need to change the way we think about men, judge them and weigh them.Our criteria have become men who bend over backwards, while theirs remains women who have no problem lying on their backs.
“Traditional” refers to those societies or elements of societies that are small-scale, are derived from indigenous and often ancient cultural practices. A suspected seven of our presidents (that we know of), the most powerful men in the world, have cheated on their wives while in office.Men who are supposed to be setting examples for their citizens, leading our country into better days, couldn’t keep their hands to themselves for just their terms alone.Fortunately, for the men of the 20s, 30s, 40s and just about every generation before ours, there was no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or You Tube to expose their dirty habits.They weren’t caught liking Sports Illustrated pages or posting on porn websites.So while the disillusion we’ve come to see in men still stings with the weight of a thousand unwarranted Facebook likes and porn websites, what should lessen the sting is the notion that we’re not living in worse times, just clearer ones.We see men for who they are up front, rather than once their wing tips and top hats have come off. Chemical, mechanical energy intensive; muscular is leisure. Traditional: Inherently democratic, decentralized power kin-based. Frank Sinatra was married four times, while Cary Grant managed five wives.Hugh Hefner was the man’s man of the 50s as he created an empire that demeaned women, making them nothing more than sex objects.