Most women are taught that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and his sports. But why should a woman even have to attempt to like sports in order to keep or grab the attention of a man?
A woman who suddenly decides to take interest in watching sports only to win the heart of a male is doing the unthinkable. She is submitting herself to the norms of society.
She has fallen into the mindset that society has so ridiculously forced us to believe: that a man would consider a woman because she enjoys watching his favorite sport. In reality her enjoyment was built under false pretences.
Any confident woman would know that a man with pure intentions would not use a woman’s fondness of sports as a deciding factor in whether he will chose her as his mate.
When a woman thinks about learning about sports or pretending to like sports, she should consider if a man would do the same for her. If a woman enjoyed watching television shows based on interior design, would that guy actually pay attention to the show or would he pretend to watch it just to make her happy?
Doing something that you would not usually do for the right reasons has no purpose. By ‘faking the funk’ you are doing your relationship no justice. Not only that, but you are basically allowing yourself and your relationship to fall victim to the double standards presented by society, a woman’s job is to please a male, and his job is to be pleased.
Relationships are built on trust and honesty. If someone is pretending to be someone they are not or enjoy something they don’t like then there is no relationship.
Kanya Simon, 21, is a junior magazine production student from Clearwater. She is lifestyles editor for The Famuan. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.