What Happened?? Part Deux: Women of the Millennium
Posted November 7, 2011on:
We’re consumers. Trendsetters. The children of the millennium. Last week I talked about some of the shortcomings of Gen-Y’s young men. It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t bring up the ladies, right? So here you are, ladies and gents. I present to you my list of road blocks holding our women back in this generation:
They don’t know how to cook. It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This may or may not be true, but I guarantee that your grandmother knew how to throw down in the kitchen. Men don’t need you to be a 5-star chef. Honestly, most of the men I’ve known can’t appreciate a gourmet meal – from the simplest croque monsieur to coq au vin. All they’ll see is a good ham sandwich and marinated chicken. So really ladies, what you need is a few staple dishes that you’re great at making. My mother really doesn’t cook. I learned most of my skills from my dad and then culinary training. But my mother does have a good six or seven recipes in her arsenal that she has mastered. As long as you’re not burning everything, you’ll do just fine. Eating out every night is all well and good [#TWSS], but that gets to be old real quick, especially when your man is footing the bill more often than not.
They can’t take care of themselves. Now don’t get me wrong. There are many amazing, career driven, ‘independent women’ out there kicking asses and taking names out there in the business world. Whether they wanted to or not, they decided to do whatever they needed to do to go to college, purchase a home, buy a car, pay their bills, etc. In these times, women can’t sit around and wait on a man to swoop in and support them. Now that women can enter the workforce and seek equality in all facets of life, we need to step up. I’ve always been taught that I need to have my own money. I would never get caught up in a situation where I relied completely on someone else to keep a roof over my head or pay my bills. But I know too many women my age who spend all their time scheming different ways to get someone else to ‘keep their fine asses in Gucci and gold’. [Name that movie!] Now, if you end up in a relationship or marriage where your SO/husband is wanting to provide for you, that’s fabulous. Kudos to you. But always have a plan in the event that everything doesn’t pan out as you’d hoped. If that relationship fizzles and you get kicked to the proverbial curb, have enough know-how to be able to land on your feet. Women of this generation make careers out of finding sugar daddies, being groupies, and of course, having babies and living off child support. [This is not to say that all women do this, but many of them are.]Which brings me to the last point I’ll be talking about in this post:
They don’t respect their bodies. We, the young ladies of the twenty-first century, are sexually liberated. We’re reaping the benefits of the sexual revolution of the late 1960s and 1970s which introduced the concept that women, just like men, enjoy sex and have sexual needs. That’s great and I’m happy for us. Have all the sex you want – do you. People may judge, but that’s never going to change.
My only issue with all of this sexual freedom is that WE NEED TO BE SMARTER. Men are to blame as well, but I’m focusing on us right now. Three words: Wrap it up. Get Birth Control. Don’t get stuck raising a child by yourself! [okay, eight very important words at the end there] We need to be educated and take care of our bodies! I’m sure I don’t need to point out the prevalence of STDs out there. And the statistics on single mothers are astounding. Not to mention how young these women are when they first start having sex, and end up pregnant. Babies are still having babies with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. They have so many sexual partners that’s it’s hard to keep track. This generation no longer cares about our reputation. Finding out that none of the thirteen guys you brought on Maury are the father of your baby is not a good look, dear. We need to do better!
Times have changed, I know this. Of course they have! I wouldn’t have wanted to live as a kept woman in the 50s, slaving in the kitchen while barefoot and pregnant. However, there are so many things from that era that are being lost on today’s youth. They had such class, a sense of duty and honor to their families, and pride back then. I feel lucky to have parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who have passed down these values to me. I always say that I’m an old soul’. Sometimes I wonder if I’d have liked it better if I were born during those times when more people shared the same ideologies as me. I most definitely don’t have all the answers, but hey, this is my blog and I can pretty much write about whatever I’d like. Whether you agree or disagree with my lists, I’d still like to hear from you!
Can you think of any other flaws with the today’s young women? Or maybe you believe that today’s women are an improvement from the women of previous generations? Men: Is cooking really that important to you these days? What attributes do you wish more women had nowadays? Women: Are you Chef Boy-ar-deena in the kitchen, or do you need a recipe to boil water? How do you feel about your sexuality? Are you tired or the ‘slutty woman’ double standard?
Talk to me in the comments!