Saturday, November 28, 2015
Stop It With the Friendzone Already
But where does the idea that men have a right to a women's emotions and bodies? Honestly it seems like the perpetual myth that if a man sticks with it long enough and keeps pursuing her she'll eventually cave and fall madly in love with said nice guy comes from the media; but especially it comes from movies and TV shows. There are a TON of movies and TV shows in which this happens. Best example is Ross from the TV show Friends. He is such a jerk to Rachel all the time and she gives him tons of chances. But every time he messes up or she has something else better than him he still looks at it like he deserves her because he's a 'nice' guy. Also taking a look at the kid, Elliot Rodger, who took the lives of several people all because women weren't interested in a great guy like himself. These guys aren't really nice guys they just think they are. Men are being taught that they don't actually have to be nice guys to get girls, they just deserve them for ACTING nice. This is not helping men, it's hindering them. And it's annoying for women.