men are from mars .
soundtrack: beyonce; if i were a boy // thoughts: if…?
i heard this song on the radio on the way home in lucy’s car (because we listen to 2UE in my car). when i got home i was extremely upset that my limewire had stopped functioning, and i made garmon download it for me. he thought it was a horrible song, naturally, but i love it. i don’t really know why; i haven’t listened to mainstream music in so long, and it’s hard for me to get into this stuff, but i really like it. maybe it’s the lyrics…
i think they’re so true though. not like all the destroying stuff, but i think men in general don’t understand.
so i’m going to have a big bitch about men, because that’s what women do. and at the risk of being labled an angry lesbian. i’m so brave. but just so you know, i’m not angry, or a lesbian.
there’s that saying that goes something like “to be with a man you must understand him a lot and love him little. to be with a woman you must understand her little and love her a lot.” so true. and what’s worse (or maybe not) is that men don’t want to understand. you have all those commercials on tv where the chick starts going on about her period or “love and committment” and the guy runs away. and then there’s the libra one where the guy is buying tampons. fuck i hate that ad. sure it’s a stereotype, but stereotypes always stem from something, sometimes even the truth.
all these shows about “what women want” and the eternal chase for how to please women, how to get women, they’re all redundant. the truth is, anyone can find out what a woman wants. it takes one easy step. it’s called listening. i mean, sure they hide their thoughts sometimes, and pretend they’re not angry at you when they really are, but if you took a few seconds to discern her tone, or pick out the differences in her body language, you may realise that she’s not saying “okay, i’ll get the door,” but “fuck you, you’re a dick.” it’s that simple. really. the hard part isn’t even the understanding.
things are only a mystery for as long as you want them to be. but i guess when they’re a mystery, they’re more interesting.