I have since my divorce had a hard time re-connecting to women on almost any level. It started with a mother who I felt did not connect with me and I grew up not relating well to women or as some men are totally enthralled with their breasts and need their validation. Instead I learned to be independent enough to be free of the constraints which would have otherwise made me feed on the abuse that is womanhood they dish out to men. The wife of 20+ years only fueled my theories and the women I dated since. I am happy to have an independence and a more healthy need to connect with an equal. Yes I am choosing a man to fill that companionship. I can treat a man as an equal in so many ways yet we can be support for each other. I know the scenarios I propose in my articles are unique to me and that the role reversal can flip genders. However the main aspect that women are more emotional by nature is fairly constant and that they use and learn how to manipulate emotionally because of it. This is a hardship to men as they tend to be logical and can be gullible when emotions are on the line. I believe women learn this through society and use it to their advantage. As men grow out of their need for a woman and society stops pushing men into marriage as has already occurred, women are going to left fighting for a place in society on a new playing field. Disadvantaged by their emotions and finding less who can be manipulated by their tactics. This is an area where the Gay men of the world can help our straight friends learn to thwart their manipulative partners.
As I travel and see families with their children, all too often I see the dad on adventure outings on top of things, often alone without mom but if mom is present she is barely present. This frustrates me as I see these women who would rather be getting their nails done then being a participant in the family. Yes I see some great moms too, on top of things and an active participant but it is so rare. I can see why families are falling apart as more and more women take the entitled role and focus more on themself. Not here is a lashing to the gay men who do the same. Yes they too can be as guilty as the women. Becoming totally self absorbed and not living a life learning what it is like to serve others such as a dedicated mother and father would. Now not everyone fits this scenario but these are generalizations that can fit a general populous.