Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Because women feel guilty all the time

Nicht verraten, ich nasche heimlich

“Guilt is regret for what we’ve done

Regret is guilt for what we didn’t do.”

Women feel guilty all the time. They can’t get enough of it. They will massacre themselves inside over and over again if it means they get to indulge in their favourite hobby – self analysis.

Women feel guilty for having babies, not having babies, having sex, not having sex, staying at home with the kids, going out to work and putting the kids in day care, wanting to be beautiful, not working hard enough at their beauty, cleaning  the house, not cleaning the house.... the list goes on and on. Women will find a reason to feel guilty about everything or anything that they do in their day. It goes with the territory.

Of course all the guilt makes it very difficult to stand strong about choices and that means you never really do stand by your choices. This keeps women in a childlike state, where they second guess everything that goes through their minds or any behaviour they brought to their day. Constantly worried about what the ‘authority figure’ will think of the way you ran your day does make it very difficult to get things done powerfully.

Interestingly, often the busier a woman is, the less she feels guilty. She simply has no time for it, neither does she have time for anyone else (usually women friends) who try to make her feel bad for any of the choices she has made.

In romance novels if a heroine ever feels any sort of guilt it is treats as though it is a disease that needs to be abolished not a ‘little voice’ that needs to be listened to. That women are untrustworthy in the accounting of their own sins is a given, and more often than not women are let off the hook for any kind of guilt they may be attacking themselves with.

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