November 17, 2010, - 3:11 pm
I couldn’t care less about uber-bimbo Jessica Simpson, who struggles to stay relevant even in the vapid pop culture that embraced her and made her nothingness into something of value. But her recently announced engagement illustrates many points I’ve made over the years about the increasing wimpification of men and defining masculinity down. More and more, men give up their manhood and marry women with money . . . more money than they’ll ever have. And, thus, they give up their status as the man in the relationship. It’s even worse when the chick is the one who buys the engagement ring, because the man can’t afford it.
Girlie-Man Nation: The Real Chick in This Relationship is the One w/Out the Purse
Simpson’s fiance, former NFL player Eric Johnson, wasn’t exactly a household name in football and his talent matched that lack-of-household-name-ness. He played seven seasons in the league, and I never heard of him. Still, in much of those seven years, Johnson was making over $2 million per season. And even after a divorce and resulting property settlement, Johnson–a tall, wealthy Yale grad and real estate investor could probably date and marry almost any woman he wanted. But he picks one of the few women in the world who make more than he does. Even though her singing and showbiz career is largely a failure and soooo over, Simpson’s trendy shoes, jewelry, accessories, and clothing lines reportedly make her more than $10 million a year in licensing fees for the use of her name. And she also has a profitable perfume line. Simpson’s supposed to be worth around $100 million.
And now, we learn that Simpson–NOT the guy who will marry her–reportedly bought her expensive four-carat ruby and diamond engagement ring, worth over $100,000. (Is she the one who proposed, too? Don’t doubt it.) I can’t understand how a guy wouldn’t be embarrassed with stories like this breaking about him. It’s so emasculating, and people don’t look at him like the man in the relationship. . . ‘cuz he isn’t. He’s essentially handed his testicles over to the coat-check, never to be redeemed (or maybe at the divorce).
Sure, being married to a woman with $100 mill means never having to worry about the electric and phone bills. But it also means you have no power in the relationship. Instead, you’re the trophy wife with a penis. You’ve relinquished up something that all the money in the world can’t buy (despite what some transsexuals might claim): masculinity.
Why would any guy who is worth a lot and could have a relationship with nearly any woman and still be the man in the relationship, give that up to be the chick to Jessica Simpson? Anyone who does that is not a man.
It’s something we see way too much of in the rest of America. Even before the bad economy took hold, more and more men married women who earned much more than they did. More and more men married women who played the man and earned the money, while they stayed home and played Mr. Mom (Todd Palin alert). It’s not good for American society. As I always note, matriarchies fail. Societies with weak men–with girlie-men, with men who assume the roles of women–aren’t the ones that survive.
It’s beyond sad. Men who willingly play the chick in their relationships and marriages are pathetic. And the death of America as a strong nation.
I mean, really, why are men telling TSA screeners not to touch their “junk,” when so many of them have already handed their junk over in exchange for a man-purse and an apron?
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