Dad always used to say that "women civilize men". I thought this was bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. And then, I saw women stop trying.
Women today don't want to make men play our game. We want to play THEIR game. So we have stopped insisting they treat us like ladies. We have stopped insisting they behave like gentlemen. We dress like skanks. We dress our DAUGHTERS like skanks. We curse. We drink until we puke. We flash strangers--and coworkers--for cheap, plastic beads. We declare ourselves bisexual, at 14, even though we're not interested in kissing our supposed "girlfriend", because being bisexual is cool. We go on Girls Gone Wild. We work the pole.
And then we wonder why men don't treat us like ladies. Like people, even. God, we are stupid, if we can't see what we've done. We thought we were fighting for equality. What we got was just degradation. And the cads still get the last laugh.
Our big "wins" all seem to be wins for the men. And not even decent men. We've worked hard, as women, to make being a woman harder and being a crass bastard completely acceptable. The pornification of society just keeps rolling, and it bugs me.
Women may not civilize men, anymore. But that just means that we are de-civilizing, ourselves. Sorry, Dad, you were right, again. Must suck, being right all the time.