Friday, September 18, 2009

Why do we do this?

While I was driving the other day, I listened to some random radio program. They were talking to some youngster who was speaking about how he felt bad about cheating on his girlfriend. The radio host as well as others who called in consoled him saying that he's too young and he shouldn't be in a relationship at this point in time. The young man was in his early 20s...

Then it hit me...

A young dude in a relationship who cheats on his girlfriend = too young to be in a relationship

A young girl in a relationship who cheats on her boyfriend = hoe

When do you ever hear people tell a young lady who cheats on her boyfriend that she's too young and probably shouldn't be in a relationship? I would say not often. The only times I've heard a young woman be told she's to young for a relationship is either :

  • to keep her focussed on school
  • or to try to keep her from having sex.

This mentality is how double standards are kept in the stratosphere. Instead of telling young men that they should try to be better men so they might be able to avoid future fidelity problems we tell them they're "too young". This phrase "too young" insinuates that this is normal for young men to carry on this way. It saying this behavior is somewhat acceptable .

5 comments:

  1. if i haven't been saying this for a minute now.

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  2. Please let your first child be a boy so you can teach him to have some sense. We could use more young men with good sense in the world :)

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