Say When? In a Relationship It May Not Be So Much What You Say As the Time You Choose to Say It

“I hate football!” declares our friend Val. “He won’t even let me talk when the game is on.” “But Val,” we ask, “just what is it you’re talking about when it’s fourth and goal on the one?”

We’ve pretty much gotten past ‘girls wear pink, boys wear blue.’ But we seem to be having a harder time letting go of the ‘men are from Mars, women are from Venus’ thing. Surely we all know that it’s actually more like we’re both from places like Cleveland, Albuquerque and Des Moines. Which is to say, we’re both more human than we are anything else.

Male or female, we tend to be hopeful creatures looking for pretty much the same things: love, respect, acceptance, happiness. But we live in a culture where, if image is not all, then ufabet วิธีสมัคร marketing certainly is.

Differences, especially gender differences, are blown up and overstated so that guys are pushed to think it’s cool to lie to their wives so that they can sneak out and have a beer with their (venting) buddies, and women are told they’re not real women unless they live to shop.

Men are obsessed with sports (burp), and women hate other women who are beautiful.

Oh, baloney, baloney, baloney! And also bologna!

We remember, back when the issue being sold was that men always take out the garbage, watching all the women in our apartment complex troop out to the dumpster.

Why do we buy these stereotypes?! They are so manipulative.

Yeah, sure: there are differences between men and women. But now that we’ve actually accepted the possibility of a woman being President of the USA, isn’t it about time we let go of the more simplistic versions thereof?