by Gray Graham
One of the major complaints I personally hear often from women about men, is that men no longer treat women like ladies. They instead treat women just like they do men and women are not happy about it. Equality has had an unwanted result on the lives of many women and it is something that many women today detest.
I have had many discussions where women are upset that men no longer hold doors open for them, pay to take them out to dinner, no longer carry things for them, let them go first off the elevator, provide for them financially and many of the things that were traditionally the roles of men.
Now I know a few women are going great. That is the way things are suppose to be. I also am willing to bet that many of the women that are saying great never subscribed to the traditional roles of men and women in the first place. I am going to say that many are very non-traditional when it comes to such relationships and such things, instead preferring to do things different than grandmother and mother did.
The by-product of all of this, that I see, there are a lot of women unable to find satisfying relationships. Many women are finding out that the men that make the best mates also are the men with traditional values and they look to be with women that also have those traditional values. The one complaint I hear from those few men that actually want to be in a relationship is that women just are not women anymore.
Somehow having equal rights became being the same and I think that gets lost on many. I see far too many women being attacked for being traditional loving wives and mothers. It is the choice that they made and how they want to live their lives yet they often receive a lot of scorn for that choice.
I saw a lot of women talking about being lonely during the holidays. I will see more women talk about being lonely during Valentine's Day. I will see many women complain about being alone on Friday night. I will see very little discussion as to what has changed in our society and thus why they are alone.
Men no longer feel the need to treat women any differently than another man. Treating a woman as something special that should be cherished and protected will soon be a thing of the past. Only time will tell what effect this has on our society. Until then it is every woman and man for themselves.