I was going to try to do a question for this but there is so much going back and forth in my mind.
So to start, when you are born you are placed in a color and bam now you are that gender. You did not choose it but it was chosen for you. From there on out you play your role. Only I have found that the girl's role while it has clear down sides has a much different level of support.
Let's say you have a family and it in you have brothers and sisters. Let's say one brother gets dumped and one sister gets dumped at the same time, who will get the support from the family first? Who is seen as needing the support more? and that's part of it, the assumption that girls need more support than guys do. But this is just a part.
Aside from the emotional piece there is the fact that a guys body is a girls protective shell. and even further than that, everything that she wants is put above what a guy wants.
Do girls need protection? Of course they do. Should guys be supportive and want to give them nice things? Of course they should. I am not questioning any of that. But at what point do guys get support from girls? Should guys even expect support from girls or is that a sign of weakness?
Is there a point where men can share their feelings and get support from women?
I completely understand that there is a place for girls to be taken care of but I am taking about equality, not guys need to give girls all the support he can, if he asks for too much or does not provide a specified amount of support than its means to dump him and find a man that can.
If it's like that...
Then it's time to swap genders because clearly someone's on the right end of the gender pool. Just to romanticize on this idea, you walk down the street and automatically you get more support. People open up their umbrellas and guys throw their coats down for you to walk over them. Dating aside, that's a great feeling. To feel all that support.
Given, girls on average need more protection then men. But I feel that I'd trade my safety and strength for that support. To just feel more encouraged and supported.
Being a guy, it's pretty heavy weight. Much is expected and people are more than happy to tell you what your duties as a man are.
In summery, I believe that girls have all the control and the support. While men are left with the leftovers of support that are left.
I am not sure exactly where I was going with this. But there's nothing wrong with offering support and being kind/considerate, my question is, is it fair to place the full burden and expectation of support on men? In addition, should men be able to have access to as much support as women do? What is your opinion on the support between genders? Did I hit a WTF or a hmm.. interesting point?