Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Why Can't Women Make Their Minds Up ?

What do women want ? As a man this is a question you spend your life not working this out. You follow clues , you take them literally and then metaphorically, but the shy fawn , “what she wants “, skits away in the dappled shadows of the wood . And then ..and then; there is that terrible suspicion that should you ever locate the mercurial creature it will metamorphosise in your hands into a gorgeously plumed bird, and fly off as you stare hopelessly at a receding speck against the sun. ..where was I ..oh yes....

Women not only cannot decide, but they seems to want impossible combinations of rewards . Men, who can lick their own eyebrows are likely to remain popular then . But seriously ,consider the evidence.
Women still overwhelmingly want to get married. In 2005 only 12 out of every 1000 singletons tied the knot . A record low ,and yet 75% of co-habiting people say that they want the rice and cake .Then why don`t they do it ? I `ll tell you why not . Women.
OK I have no evidence but men in these matters grunt with the looming sexuality of a young Marlon Brando and go along . Its the women who can’t decide. Children now ,career later , IVF soon , more career, ,thawing out an embryo from the arctic perma-frost embryo at 60, its endless . There are now more first time mothers between 34 and 34 than between25 and 29. Men wait disconsolately outside the bathroom of life, for them to make their minds up.
Today the fatherhood institute says that fathers feel their role is undervalued .75% of men feel the mother`s role with a child is valued more than theirs. About the same proportion of women way that the father is equally good with the children . They “say” that . I say they speak with forked tongue, and in practice the courts don’t give the notion the time of day. You see what this is about don’t you , ask women if men should do as much house work, and they say yes . Ask them, seriously, if the father should have the children and the house, and they say ,“mais non monsieur “, its confuses us terribly .
What about sexual morality? 40,244 abortions were carried out on girls aged between 15 and 19 last year. 3990 of the on girls under the age of consent . You look at the role models for teenage girls, and is it any surprise . Jordan , a “Glamour model “and slut , Posh spice , a talent less oik .Women’s rights are pretty academic when a baby at the hip is as much of a prestige item around some schools as a Chloe handbag. Suggest to women, however, that they have a particular need to be careful; about their “virtue”, in that quaint phrase, and whammo , an Amazonian spear buries itself in your spine. The low rape conviction rate is shocking yes, but short of making men guilty by association with a penis, the only cure is for women to be careful. ….ouch…. not another one !
Women still want to cuddle babies and yet they also want to follow work friendly Spartan regimes like Claire ( I don’t understand why anybody needs to touch a baby) ,Verity’s, which suggest a boot camp approach” YEooo are ceerying ,leeike a little baby . Deeoo you miss your mommy !”. And then when Claire Verity turns up to give a talk at Earls court what do the women do ,protest .
Ah yes ,those precious wee packets of theoretical joy .Professor Alison Booth conducted a study about whether the patter of tiny feet delivered the happiness goods and found misery. Between the ages of three and five women with babies were less happy than those without them , ok they pick up later but that when the kid has gone to school…sigh
There have been a number of reports out recently that are suggesting women are fed up because men don’t do enough house work. Cambridge University studied 30,000 , finding that an EU women in full, time work does an average of a 68 hour week that’s 13 more than the man, and this is because they still do the bulk of household chores. So presumably what women want is for men to do the ironing and washing up. Oh no! Women create a culture of ‘just so’ around the whole footling business that stretches it ad nauseum and makes it impossible for men to “Do it well enough “ . So who excludes men from the domestic environment ? Women. If men were allowed to attack it the way they would anything else , it would get done .
Women insist they are better at multi tasking and nurturing than men . They will not admit that men are sometimes better at strategy and problem solving . They smashed glass ceilings in the eighties and then decided that they did not want to be Shirley Conran`s Super Woman any more. According to Price Waterhouse Cooper this Partly explains why the pay gap is actually increasing ( ONS). The few women left in offices report conditions returning to the 1970s with middle aged men chasing around the junior , female staff .Then what do women who are conspicuously successful and older do ? Spend more ever on plastic surgery new boobs and fake lips. Women of 82 are opting for nip and tucks according to Poll of surgeons recently . It may just be me but I am rather partial to an older woman but she has to have some style for gods sake . That’s what ages gives you !
41% of children in day care for more than 20 hours a week are insecure while only 26 % of toddlers are for by their mothers are ( British medical journal).. Types of feminism then are irrefutably damaging children, even if the nanny can teach them to swear in Polish. Sadly the only sort of household that can provide that nest is declining. Couples have slumped from 81% to 70% since 1974 in all, but this is due to one specific trend. The single earner household was 42 % of all households and is now 22%. (1) Increasingly the unit is either two salaries or none .
Here is the problem though. Resistance to the one income family, where that income is a woman`s, is unchanged . The wives of men without jobs ,are no more likely to be in work now than they were 30 years ago. This taboo is reinforced by women as much as men. Oooo they are so contradictory , did I mention that?
Women are also highly averse to marrying beneath themselves in earning potential or IQ .They increasingly dominate Universities but cannot see that as they go up some men must come down , and they will have to do. It is a gloomy fact that 40% of female graduates born in 1970 are likely to enter their 40s childless . Furthermore women want men clever than them or at least on a par. A recent study( Quoted by Boris ) showed that if a man’s IQ rises by 16 his mating chances improve 35%. If a women’s does her chances of getting hitched decline by the same amount.
So here’s your problem women. You are out performing men educationally , increasingly flexible hours for men and are around the corner so you can have you man do the dusting and watch Eastenders and bring up baby,. You out drink men you can have as much sex as you like , then you can come home and beat him at chess. You should be happy but you are not ….. As alternative comedians say, “Huh?” “What’s all that about ? “ With the most important election in a generation soon to be upon us and the most influential constituency being women let us hope Mr. Cameron is able to understand them . I don’t and it sometimes seems to me …nor do they.
1-( Richard Berthoud Of the Institute for Economic Research for the Rowntree Foundation)

30 comments:

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

We change our minds often, because, unlike men, we don't have dirty minds.

mutleythedog said...

Surely the problem with all this kind of research is that it is an aggregation and the reality is each individual wants different things and behaves in a different way?

I would like to meet a nymphomaniac for example, but I never did yet...

Newmania said...

unlike men, we don't have dirty minds.


Not sure that is universally true Merm

Mutters , yes you are right of course but I was trying to capture contradictions in the minds of single women as well. It s not something you can prove excatly

mutleythedog said...

Why did Edland turn invited readers only Mr N? Do you know at all?

tory boys never grow up said...

Dunno - perhaps they are human as well.

And you think that men are all decisive, know what they want and not full of contradictions?

Philipa said...

I lost the plot half way through because you're just gender profiling and basically talking bollocks..

..but hey, you are a man and it makes you happy to use them. I know this.

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Philipa said...

Hmn, just re-read that and it may have sounded a little harsh, sorry if that's the case, you know I think you're fabulous and you know how much pleasure I get out of you using your bollocks..

..now be a sweetie and make me a cup of tea x

Newmania said...

Why did Edland turn invited readers only Mr N? Do you know at all?



I think he got in a panic , god knows why

Newmania said...

And you think that men are all decisive, know what they want and not full of contradictions?


Relatively speaking yes T Boy , you for exmaple decided your poltics in the 1970s and have progressed litle since . I commend your machismo

Newmania said...

P- I just accept it .I come up with a silly gag and people like it .I try to write soemthing with a bit more research and ..its dull.

I was trying to draw out the very differing messages that are floatying in the media about what women want

Mrs Smallprint said...

Men are just as full of contraditions as women. They think short term but want long term. Short term they think sex and long term they want comfort and a good cook.

Women on the other hand want long term but think short term how to get it. Simple, sex followed by comfort and cooking.

The trouble always comes when the woman puts the man on a diet.

Newmania said...

Ha ha Mrs SP , excellent ..yes of ciourse men are just as bad. I do think there is a particular thing about women wanting men to be men and yet do the housework though.

Philipa said...

I have to say I don't like skinny men, fit yes but not bony or thin. I admit I've got a bit of a thing for...

well it's best not to give too much away isn't it? I keep telling you Newms, I want a cup of tea :-)

PS: hey Paul have you been listening to the TS Eliot entries on R4? I penned a poem as a bit of a joke and it was obviously meant to be frivolous and was haughtily put down by a lover of poetry, yet the serious entry I heard this am on R4 was, I thought, dire. You could do better.

Philipa said...

My father is the most manly Man you could get N and he helps with the housework. He doesn't consider that cleaning ones own shit up makes you less manly, just less arrogant. He's always reminded us that there are no servants in the house!

electro-kevin said...

I have to take issue with Mermaid.

The filthiest blogs BY FAR are women's, my dahling fishy.

Pippy on top form. I'm tearful with laughter.

Newmania said...

I agree with you on filthy minds EK but Mermaid is exceptionally pure herself .Pristine you might say, box fresh no less...etc. etc.

Philipa said...

er.. how would you know N? ;-)

glad you said box fresh..

Newmania said...

She said so , and good for her, say I.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Box fresh, eh? Mermaids come foil packed for freshness and full flavour.

*preen

Philipa said...

obviously no one got that joke... pheew!

Lilith said...

What do women want Newmsie? I thought men gave up asking that question in the 70s..

Lilith said...

I don't think it is just women who don't know what they want. Men haven't a clue either. A man once said to me that he wanted me to relate to him. Turned out that he wanted sex with me. Imagine my surprise!

Lilith said...

I got it Pip:-)

Newmania said...

Turned out that he wanted sex with me. Imagine my surprise

You think he didn`t know what he wanted ?Anyway stop moaning ,I wish people tried to get into bed with me

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Phillipa - BOX fresh! a ha ha ha ha ha - betcha you are glad you aint had a visit from the Michvor lady!

Lilith said...

I thought it was you moaning Newmsie, about the feminine paradox. No, I really don't think you would have found him sexy, so you haven't really missed out.

Newmania said...

I never stop moaning

( Oh I got it too )

Philipa said...

merms - is that an appliance? I don't do appliances, I've given up all that nastiness.

Lil - LOL; imagine your surprise! :-D

Anonymous said...

Highly untrue. I several of the girls in my workplace all gossip about sex and the means. Alot more than me and my guy friends do.

I was just with a girl who could not make up her mind, and would rather date douchebags than nice guys. Do I apply that stereotype to all women? No. Grow up.

It seems that the majority of women would rather let stereotypes and rumors define who men are, instead of taking the time to get to know them. No wonder why most of the commentors are single.

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