Thursday, September 26, 2002

i don't know what the deal is with blogger these days. every single time i post something, it tells me that there's been an error, and yet my entry still winds up on the page. is anyone fixing this?

anyway, now that i have that off my chest, i can move on....

due to some events that i am not at liberty to discuss, i have been thinking a lot today about what it means for someone to be, in the true sense of the word, a man. i, for one, do not think that it does anyone any good to sit and complain about what dorks men are. and you won't see me sending around forwards delineating the 101 reasons that dogs are better than men, or any such nonsense. as a matter of fact, i am a big believer in encouraging men to be better in all ways. i am definitely one of those women who feels that men who are doing good jobs should be given the utmost respect and support from the women who know and love them. insulting them and putting them down certainly never helps - does that tactic work with anyone, really? but then, there are those bright and shining examples of why some women hate men....and sometimes those individuals really show their colors by doing something truly cruel and/or asinine. and it's in those moments that i feel sobered by what a fine line there is between punk and prince....

i will say this: real men do NOT hit. they are not prone to frequent yelling, outbursts of anger, scolding, demeaning, demoralizing speech, and/or threatening. a real man will not kick you when you're down. a real man will not kick you down. real men traffic in respect, kindness, strength, gentleness, humility, and taking responsibility for their actions. they treat women like ladies and not like men...or dogs...or punching bags....

i am blessed enough to have known some real men in my lifetime....to be in friendships and relationships with some of them even right this moment. but there are some women with whom i am quite close who have not had quite as easy a time of late. to those women, i say that you have my unflagging support at removing these offending posers from your life and moving ahead in whatever way you need to do so. God will protect and sustain you and is the One True Father you will ever need.

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