Hey AINTD, you sound like a really cute, fiesty, young guy. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

It's clear from your conversation that you are not married. And I suggest, if you ever do get married, you may shortly have to change your tune about women - that is if you want to stay married. So you may want to listen and learn a thing or two from the ladies in this forum.

I'm wondering how you ever managed to be so behind the times in relation to women. Don't you realize that we won the right to vote in the U.S. in 1920? :rolleyes: Therefore, it doesn't much matter what you think we should or shouldn't be doing, because we're just going to go ahead and do what we want anyway!

Maybe you're too young to have noticed all of the changes that have taken place in all aspects of society over the years, but I've seen rapid movement in just the past 20 to 30 years, on the part of women. Especially when you consider the fact that 80 years ago we weren't even allowed to own property. Wow! Have things ever changed!

Back in what you might have considered the good old days, women were controlled by men's brute force (those bone breaking, flesh tearing weight lifters you speak of), but, Honey Pie, those days are gone forever!!! And there's not a darned thing you can do about it, so you might as well learn to accept it, or I predict a very unhappy future for you. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Women's lack of past fame for noteworthy accomplishments (not counting all of the unacknowledged power behind the throne) is totally understandable. We had no control over our bodies, our children or any property. Besides, it was men who were writting all of the history books.

It's true that men and women are physically different.(I won't ask you for details about that observation.) <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Men have a higher degree of muscle and are physically stronger. Now that made a huge difference in the days of the Vikings. But you know what? It doesn't matter any more!

What counts these days are smarts. So, for the first time in our existence, women and men are on an equal footing. And, boy have we moved forward at a rapid pace in just 80 years. It's a great and exciting time to be a women!

But then you may not think I'm a "real woman" <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> since I drive a Land Crusher (Cruiser in some circles) and I also lift weights. (I must digress here and say that, from a health standpoint, it's not too smart for a man or a woman to practice bone breaking, flesh tearing weight lifting.) However, like I said earlier, it doesn't much matter what you think (or what planet you or I are from).

Just look around you, AINTD. Women are infiltrating every single part of what used to be exclusively a man's world. (I remember the day my father's men's club opened up to women.) <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

So, move over, Sweet Boy, her come the "girls." And, we will do whatever we damn well please - whether you like it or not! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

P.S. Thanks, Jessica, for the invitation to play. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />