Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Saturday, February 22, 2014

From Men to Geldings

        The emasculation of the American male has become a national sport.  A typical TV commercial will show some poor guy, tucked in bed with a thermometer sticking out of his mouth as his sympathetic wife comforts him, sings a lullaby, and provides just the right medicine for his ailment.  Mothers always know what’s best.    

            Sitcoms show feminized males flitting around with their roommates, giggling, and struggling against the urge to grow up.  Married men are confused and brow-beaten by their wives, who always have the right answer to their struggles, punishing them when needed.    

            I don’t watch these shows, but my wife does occasionally.  Fortunately my wife likes masculinity. If I asked her to comfort me after a bad dream, she’d grab the car keys and leave me alone with my blankee.  And I wouldn’t blame her.

            But that’s how men are portrayed in the media.  It’s always the man who can’t fix the leaky faucet.  It’s the man who gets lost driving until his wife helps him find his way.   He’s the poor wimp who must ask his wife if he can go out and play.

            I’d like to see a commercial where the pathetic husband, squirming due to hemorrhoids, pleads for help and his loving wife runs in with a hot hair curling iron and says, “Stop whining!  Bend over.  I’ll fix it once and for all.”   

            The media would never have the cajones to make a woman look as stupid as a bumbling man.  I have to be careful here, because Gayle will remind me of the time I thought I could change a light switch without turning off the power and I actually melted a screwdriver.

            My wife was in the design business most of her life and casually dated a few of her male homosexual associates.  She says they were “safe” and they liked to dance, shop for clothes, and talk about girlie things.

            I remember in college my buddies and I were glad for homosexuals, because they left more women for us, but then the lesbians came along and screwed that up.

            What many people don’t understand is that women need love and security, but men need respect. Men don’t get respect by being pusillanimous in the face of female attempts at domination.  That can be loosely translated to “wimpy,” but I like the word, “pusillanimous.” 

             Radical feminists have confused gender roles and resisted the natural aggression and masculinity in men.  This has resulted in a delightful compromise- behold “the metrosexual.” 

            John Wayne has been replaced by Johnny Depp.  From Reagan to possibly . . .Hillary?  The fact that this is even possible should scare the hell out of anyone with a brain!  But it is certainly consistent with the trend.   

            Men are not even needed to inseminate a woman now, let alone help raise a child. Soon women will be able to clone themselves by parthenogenesis like komodo dragons and pit vipers. 

            The attack on men is coming from the establishment and is designed to disempower men in order to force women to be dependent on the government to provide for them and protect them. 

            Notice that women overwhelmingly vote for more intrusive government, i.e. the Democrat party.  After all, someone has to take care of them.  They sure don’t want to depend on a bewildered dingbat who would rather watch football than talk about feelings.

            In the UK married men suffer more abuse from their spouse than married women.  The statistics are surprising in the U.S. as well.  It’s less reported, because what male would want to admit that his wife beat the crap out of him?  If it went to court, a female attorney and a female judge would just continue the flagellation.

            Obviously the legal system favors women and discriminates against men.  From divorce to equality in sentencing, it’s no contest.
            Masculinity is a dirty word in our society.  Even America has become feminized and look at the results internationally.  America is no longer respected or feared.  Our leaders would rather that America be loved by our adversaries than respected - a female trait, as I’ve said.  Obama would rather sit with Putin, smoke a joint, and talk about feelings than take a stand.

            I’m having fun with this article, but there is truth in it.  I think men should be masculine and women should be feminine.  It’s as simple as that.  Isn’t that why Adam and Eve frantically ripped fig leaves off each other in the Garden of Eden?



  1. My wife said I should read your blog anymore!!!!!!

    She said you should ride your "hog" to New Orleans and come back when you are "straight thinking"!!!!

    I think that is what she said! I was in bed and she was rubbing my head and I don't hear well when I am being "coddled"!

    1. I think she said that you should not read my blog.
      It sounds like you have a good thing going with the coddling stuff. Why ruin a good thing? If you whimper pathetically, she'll really get into it. Give it a try.

  2. Oh man Ralph, you're in for it now from the women that read your blog. I hope Gloria Steinem isn't one of your readers. I believe marriages would last longer and be stronger if women were a little more feminine. That doesn't mean for them to be totally submissive but the smart ones make us think we are in charge and that works for me. I can see poison pens heading your direction. You have some big nards buddy, and I admire your masculine bravery.
    Your ole pal,

    1. Jim
      I love women. I just grow tired of men being depicted as wimps and morons in the media. Nothing is more attractive to me than a woman who is smart and feminine. You're right. The smart ones make you think you're the leader. I made sure Gayle read this before I published it, so maybe I wimped out. I think women will agree with me, Jim. At least, I hope so.

  3. I think men should be masculine and women should be feminine. It’s as simple as that

    THANK YOU RALPH. The above says it all, and that's the way it should be.

    1. Whew...Thanks Sharon. In the comment above, Jim was concerned that women readers would send the ACLU after me, but you confirm my thesis.

  4. Ralph, well done. Love the provocative posts!

    1. I may raise hackles sometimes, but I just try to encourage people to think, make connections, and be aware of patterns and trends. And also, I guess, to see the humor in what passes as "wisdom" in contemporary thought.
      Thanks, Malcolm.