But women are expensive and the reason men work their butts off, some steal, others murder, to have enough for them to spend
By Mbatia wa Njambi
Broke men are lucky. Women don’t give them a second look. But why do such dudes experience worthlessness, yet rock bottom brokenness frees them from the shackles of financially demanding Kenyan women?
Feminist writer Esther Vilar provided answers which have stood the test of time for half a century. The German-Argentine author of Manipulated Man argues that a man longs for a woman who can enslave him “for only as a slave does he feel secure.”
Having a woman also gives most men happiness, but a woman comes with a price tag and the reason men work their butts off, engage in business, some steal, others murder, just to have enough money-which a woman can spend without remorse. If the dude is dumped, he will actively search for another woman to enslave him again in an endless game that gets more draining when pleasure leads to parentage.
The boy child is manipulated and learns to measure his worth by how much a woman is pleased by his usefulness
Economist XN Iraki notes that “through love, cross pollinated with some passion, procreation takes place and the next generation of economic players, children are born. Without love, and no children, economic growth is in peril.”
But women carrying themselves as feeble, helpless creatures-like their children-end up being taken care of throughout adulthood punctuated with conspicuous consumption as conveyor belt to domesticating her.
Iraki adds that “there is overwhelming evidence that love leads to higher productivity and economic growth” but at the helm of it is the man who might be divorced years down the mammary lane and the family home and kids bequeathed to the woman whose greatest effort was merely screaming the loudest at the maternity.
Society is unkind to the man, who works for himself and meets women at his own terms- and only when he needs to
In fact, society seems to applaud the man who marries and works to support his family until his eulogy is read-and the wife inherits a windfall she hardly worked for. But society is unkind to the man, the bachelor, who works for himself and meets women at his own terms- and only when he needs to.
Such conditioning writes Vilar, stems when a girl is the height of her mother’s petticoat and the art of exploiting others is instilled such that the boy child is manipulated into becoming an object of exploitation-and learns to measure his worth by how much a woman is pleased by his usefulness to her. This leads to ensuring the woman and children are comfortable in exchange for a series of bedroom athleticism- sometimes dished out like quinine when she wants.
Women know how the male ego is tied to their virility and thus exploit it in many ways: she can praise your skills despite obvious shortcomings, downplay hers to make you feel like King Mswati or threaten to expose your flagging virility and thus tie you to slavery via blackmail.
It has always been one of man’s greatest aims in life to fulfill woman’s innermost desires
If a Kenyan dude discovers that other men are interested in his chick they see it as competition instead of an avenue to offload their burden. Most double their effort to remain in slavery.
The woman is only too happy to enjoy the bonanza which can be repeated as “it has always been one of man’s greatest aims in life to fulfill woman’s innermost desires, in fact to anticipate her every wish, as contemporary women’s fiction still puts it,” writes Vilar adding that a woman will make use of a man whenever there is an opportunity.
Marrying a loaded man means a woman can stop working. The same is not the case with men
How then are women the weaker sex? Why don’t men being stronger, cleverer and more imaginative exploit them as well? Why are men happy to be slaves?
And in the end, women have one great advantage over men: a choice between the life of a man and the life of a dimwitted, parasitic luxury item for which “the quickest way to succeed is always to marry a successful man- won over not by ambition-but the looks department…despite being a spectacular failure in all other areas!