Cease Fire (the battle of the sexes)
Ok, here's the deal. I've been thinking a bit lately about the differences between men and women, and the whole 'war of the sexes' thing, and getting increasingly frustrated by the negativity that occurs. Yes, we're different, with different strengths and weaknesses. So what? Instead of focusing on the bad (and any trait, even good ones, taken to an extreme becomes bad), why not take a time-out and focus on the good?
This is what I would like to do here. For a moment, take all the peeves, and rants, and hostility, and set them to the side. Find one trait you admire about the opposite gender and write about it.
(Just as a note, I would love to see this become a permanent thread, as a reminder that we don't have to be at war.)
Since I brought it up, I'll go first.
One thing I admire about men is their protectiveness. The instinct that demands they guard their home, women, and children. I know there are those that say this virtue is out of place in modern society, is unneeded and unwanted. But really ladies, would we want a man who would look at us and say 'It's your problem, you deal with it' while we're at the wrong side of a gun? Or who wouldn't care if some other man was hassling us, or trying to steal us away? Who wouldn't risk getting hit by the car, if it meant saving his child? I know the examples are a bit extreme but they come from the same instinct that sometimes drives us nuts in other situations. So here's a big thankyou from one appreciative woman.