YOUR HUMBLE BLOGGIST LOST “IT” AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF FIFTEEN. AT THAT AGE, IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES, SIR EDMUND HILLARY WAS MY MORAL COMPASS. “Because it’s there!” is enough of an excuse for the walking erection of a fifteen year old in any decade.! SO WHY DOES IT SEEM SO TERRIBLE WHEN IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND; WHEN IT IS A MALE TEACHER SCREWING A FEMALE STUDENT?
Women have always been considered the custodians of the higher moral ground in our culture. while men have been exiled to the outhouse of bad sexual behavior. When a man “walks the line.” it is a woman who has drawn the line. Throughout the history of western civilization women have both been repressed cherished. A troubled mix of good and bad consequences for the females. . Men, however, were deluded into thinking it is noble to sacrifice themselves to protect the innocent women. Men are expendable. We have accepted this burden. When a man bitches; he is vilified to the max by our entire culture! “Butt!” It is a bargain both sides were reconciled too. It doesn’t exist anymore. At least not at a level that meaningfully impacts society.
But I and many men and women of my generation feel that something precious has been lost to this society. The great cause of every dweeb who finally got a date. The notion that caused many a males chest to swell with pride. We would jump at the chance to risk injury or death in protecting women. Men are the expendable gender. Women, representing the good, decent part of life, are to be cherished and protected at all costs. Things are changing…
Recent surveys attest to the demise of chivalry in this society. In 1912 the “unsinkable” Titanic met an even more unsinkable iceberg. 1300 men find their eternal slumber in the eternal black, a thousand feet below under a blanket of frigid water. Only 103 females were lost. Most current male respondents stated those numbers would be inverted if the boat sank today. The men, rather than standing in harms way, would be tossing women and children out of the lifeboats to save themselves. I admit there is a lot that must be changed between men and women, but the way things are going, the good ol’ days are looking better and better.