Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like A Man?

Rex Harrison sang it in My Fair Lady.

Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
Men are so honest, so thoroughly square;
Eternally noble, historic’ly fair;
So, let us take a trip to the imaginary land of Blalaland.
In Blalaland men are sometimes inflicted with a medical problem. A tumor. Bear with me now. This tumor starts as a few cells and then grows and grows. In the intestinal tract.
Most men find this tumor quite early. Go to a doctor. Some take a few pills and it is easily expelled. Sometimes they do not catch it early and need a minor surgical procedure to deal with it . No big deal.
Now, if a man lets this tumor grow untreated this is what eventually happens. (Children, please leave the room). It grows and grows for months until it reaches about 6 or 7 pounds. Then, it is expelled through the anal cavity. I know. I know. But for a brief period the anal cavity expands to facilitate the expulsion. Still, it may be a bit uncomfortable.
Why do men go through with this ? Well, SOME men think this is an ok thing to do. They see it as a rite of passage into manhood.  A demonstration of their masculinity. Some just like tumors. For some, their religion prohibits them from expelling any tumor. They see it as a gift from God.
Recently in Blalaland there has been a movement, primarily driven by old white women, to ban any attempt to prevent the expulsion
of this tumor. White women overwhelmingly vote for political candidates who seek to outlaw any attempts at medical intervention. They seek to impose their religious beliefs on others. They seek to control the bodies of men.
Of course, these authoritarian candidates lose every election. Overwhelmingly. Men band together and vote as a bloc. They will not tolerate any government telling them what to do with their bodies. They have empathy for other men and what they may go through.They simply think it is none of anyone else’s business.Men, as a whole,simply won’t stand for it.
So much for fantasy.
Reality. In the USA. The majority of white women consistently vote for candidates that impose government control over other women’s bodies. The majority consistently vote for candidates that promise to punish other women who dare seek control over their own bodies. More white women vote Republican.In every election.
Can you imagine that a majority of men, of any political persuasion, would vote to force this kind of intimate government control over the bodies of men? If a political party had as its central tenet,control over the male body? Would that party win ANY elections? It defies imagination. Men would simply not allow it.
So, …..    …..

Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
Men are so honest, so thoroughly square;
Eternally noble, historic’ly fair;
One man in a million may shout a bit.
Now and then there’s one with slight defects;
One, perhaps, whose truthfulness you doubt a bit.
But by and large we are a marvelous sex!
Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
Men are so decent, such regular chaps.
Ready to help you through any mishaps.
Ready to buck you up whenever you are glum.
Why can’t a woman be a chum?


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5 responses to “Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like A Man?

  1. Ok, Joseph. I’m hoping that as white women in red states increasingly find their own health care affected negatively by the unfolding repercussions from Dobbs (hospital closures, too few doctors willing to practice, etc), we’ll see some movement of the political needle.

    But the song should really be: Why can’t white women be more like women of color who’ve been denied their rights?

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  2. Sorry for the lousy formatting. WordPress has become harder and harder to use as they “expand” their options.

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