If Part 2 was a cheesy romantic-comedy version of what 'manhood' means, then today's is the passive aggressive Facebook status of a girl recently dumped.
Thing I should have: Respect for women as equals and not just as heads attached to boobs.
Thing I should do: Give up my seat.
These two actually sum up the duality of being a white collar redneck fairly well - balancing a very vocal support for women's rights while also being raised to treat a woman like a lady, when that definition is often at conflict with the word 'equal.'
I know women don't think it's that difficult, but balancing respect and chivalry is a delicate task - especially when women themselves don't always agree on the two. Women can't agree on which pack out of Ryan Gosling's six they love the
most - how can they believe they all have the same definition of
chivalry and respect?
I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a dirty look for opening
a door for a woman - or how many times I've gotten a dirty look for not
opening a door for a woman.
Something one woman finds charming can be taken as offensive to another. Is giving up a seat to a woman considered a courteous act? Because lord knows I've gotten, 'I can handle standing, thank you very much,' as a response.
So do I have respect for women as equals? Or course, and I 'give up' the driver's seat to my wife as often as I take the wheel myself - even if I try to still open the door for her.
But her head still looks great attached to those boobs.
Maybe I'll just give myself a half-point for this one.