Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Super powers

When I was a kid, I thought the coolest super power was to have x-ray vision, or the ability to fly (without any machine, of course).

As an adult, if I could choose a super power, it would be the power to make the object of my affection feel the same way about me that I feel about her. Sigh…

/Sappy melancholy mode off


Blogger airforcewife said...

Awww, that's sweet. Here's the deal - a lot of women are afraid to let men know that they are interested, too (unless they are an accomplished flirt) because we have been bombarded with the idea that men are horrible creatures, incapable of love and unable to remain faithful or true. And not only that, but they are all Stifflers in disguise, wanting something to brag about to their friends.

So, if a girl is not the one night stand personality, she sometimes doesn't know how to reciprocate without opening herself up to being made a fool of and hurt.

'Cuz, you know, men are EVIL. And women should all be lesbians to avoid the heartache.

At least, that's what my Women's Studies prof said...

11:06 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

That's funny!

Who knows... the whole relationship/sexual attraction thing is so beyond the realm of reason that...(tears hair out of head, screams)

For example, you said that women are bombarded to believe that men are "horrible creatures, incapable of love and unable to remain faithful or true," and so they remain wary of us. But do you know how many times in my life I've heard girls say that they don't like nice guys, guys that are too nice, and that they like their guy to have an "edge," to be a bit of an asshole?

When we think of "cold feet" we think of men, but I suspect a fair number of women also suffer from "cold feet"--and not only because they are afraid of being hurt, but maybe they are afraid it could be right? Or both?

Clearly, one should be a lesbian because one is lesbian and not out of spite. Only a feminist academic could argue otherwise.

6:49 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

Absolutely, as to the lesbian choice. I mean, unless Angelina Jolie offers. Then all bets are off.

But I digress... in my case (and this includes every woman I've ever met, but of course I don't know everyone) there is some biological reason why a woman wants a man stronger than she is in some way. May be physically stronger. Definately he should NOT be a pushover, because it's hard to respect someone who doesn't stand their ground (and this is what women usually mean by a "nice guy").

It may be emotionally stronger... For instance, a friend of mine is married to a guy with a birth defect that causes him to be unable to use an arm and leg very well. But, he is very steadfast in his convictions, handles the money in their case... He is stronger in those areas.

I'm dragging on and on here, but in the end you are right - there is no reason to it.

FWIW, hubby is definately physically stronger, and although we are very comparable on a mental scale and have a lot of give and take, there are some things he will not back down from. He has also opened car doors from the begining, makes midnight trips to 7/11 for snacks, and many other things. So, he's a nice guy, but he also kills people for a living. :P

"Nice Guy" doesn't always mean what guys think it does.

9:02 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

LOL... thanks for your input.

12:23 PM  

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