"Why can’t a woman be more like a man?" asked Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady...
Well, a century later they are!
Today woman make up 49% of the work force, according to the Bureau of Labor. Men are 20% sole supporters of families with women at just over 10% and climbing. Most job losses in the current depression went to men – 80% of jobs lost were on the man side – with 65% of those men getting other jobs at lower pay. Women were not hit as hard due to their roles in education and healthcare. So women suffered less layoffs, while men with construction and manufacturing jobs took big hits.
Women today want to be more like men, especially when it comes to sex.
Ladies talk openly today about who they are gonna "do," guys body sizes, etc. Much like men did and still do today. Girls go to bars to get picked up and jumped, not to find Mister Right. They too, more than ever, want one night stands or couple nights stands.
Women know what men should know, that marriage doesn’t work – not for the long haul.
Today more than 50% of all marriages end in divorce. More than 35% of what’s left struggle on in miserable relationships with their partners. Fifty percent of those who stay married "do it for the kids." The Forest Institute of Professional Psycology says that 67% of second marriages fail and 74% of third. Damn!
And with movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo promoting a bisexual lifestyle for women, no wonder according to the Gallup Poll over 20% of women are either gay or have checked it out. And 21% of men. Wowie.
If you see Rooney Mara‘s sex scene with the hottie that picks her up at a bar, you’d switch too. I was pulling for Daniel Craig to win her over though and he kinda did – for a minute anyway.
Women talk about football, men’s asses, money, politics and sex far more openly and often today.
They keep score of how many men they’ve had, how good they were, etc. like we did as single guys. They dress much more like men – in blue jeans and t-shirts – they work out and try and keep up with their bodies like many men today do.
With only a couple female movie stars over 40, they get it.
Their bodies age much faster than guy’s do. In film there are just a few hotties or even stars over 40. Demi Moore rarely works. Madonna will be at the Super Bowl. Cher is over 60 and Meryl Streep may not be a beauty, but she still works alot. There are a couple others, but not many.
With men it’s a truckload. There’s Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio. Hell, we even have an over 65 group lead by Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, to name a few. All are still stars with most of them well over 50.
So women can see this and now they want to compete.
Women cuss like sailors, drink like bikers and have sex longer than we ever could.
Yep, women have become more our equal but they still have a way to go.