Saturday, June 20, 2009

Male Dominance

Since the dawn of man, males have been exercising their dominance. Whether it is in the home, in business, or even between friends, almost all men feel the need to be the “alpha male” in one capacity or another. It seems women have allowed men to express this instinct, unchecked, simply because they neither care about nor desire this feeling of dominance. A clever trick to throw us off the scent! As a result of this quest for supremacy, men have peculiar quirks in regards to any type of social interaction. As I refer to “men” in this article, I will be referring to straight men. Gay men don’t have problems with superiority the same way straight men do.

As a woman, you can go to a Victoria’s Secret with your friends, try on underwear, and show it to your friends. Only for your friends to tell you how gorgeous you look or how much whatever you’re wearing enhances your features. Because of men’s superiority, they can’t even tell their friends if a pair of shoes looks good on them. You will not see men at a Sporting Goods store trying on Speedos then showing them off to their friends, just for their friends to say, “That looks so good on you, and it really enhances your…” well, you get the idea. The best men will give to each other, even when trying on a pair of shoes, is a callous joke. “Well, I guess you could get some with those shoes.” Thanks friend! If he were to give you a genuine compliment, then he wouldn’t be superior to you. A woman can look at another woman and say that woman is cute. A man cannot compliment another man, especially not on this magnitude. “Yeah, I think Greg is cute. And he looks really good in green!”
Women can walk together holding hands. Women can dance together at a club with other women. Men cannot be too close together in any type of social setting. When walking in the mall, there must be enough room between the two men for another person to fit or they are too close together. At a club or social event, men cannot huddle together in groups of just men. Men can definitely not dance together in groups, either. At a theater, men cannot sit in the next seat from another man, there must be at least one seat separating them from their friends. The “not-gay-seat” is a standard among most men in most sit-down atmospheres.

There is one exception to these rules however. It is the wide world of sports. In sports, it is okay for one man to slap another man’s bottom. It is okay for one man to hold his hands between the legs of another man. It is okay to take showers together, sit right next to each other, and wrestle around in skin tight singlets. Men around the world will fawn over professional athletes like school-girl crushes with their friends and they are proud of how much they know about them. A conundrum if ever I’ve seen one.

The point of this is that it’s a trick. Women have, in allowing men to run rampant with their pride and try to exercise dominion over their friends and other men, established their dominion over men in pretty much every way. It’s not that they don’t care about being superior to men, but that, because of a male’s inherent lack of humility, have in fact made themselves superior. Men, we must band together to become dominant. We must sit next to each other in the theater. We must learn to compliment each other’s wardrobe. We must hold hands while … never mind. I think I’m comfortable right where I am. Have at it ladies.

1 comment:

  1. Boy, you hit that nail on the head! I guess the women of the world have a lot more control than us men want to admit.