Today, a woman still consists of a soul, a body and a dress. What has changed in men's thoughts about women since 1889, and has it changed at all?
"May the men forgive me, it will be about women." This is how one of the monologues of the brilliant Arkady Raikin began. But I think that you can not ask for forgiveness from men when the conversation comes about the fair sex. Because all the same, the conversation will have two channels, one of them is about men. It turns out that a man and a woman are like a thread and a needle, like, excuse me, two boots, which, as you know, are a pair. It is difficult to explain this, but it is possible. Perhaps the reason is that God created a woman from a man's rib. I would like to believe that this rib was on the left side of the body: the one where the heart beats. Of course, one can only wonder how such a work of art could appear from an insignificant and not the most aesthetic part of the male body. But this is divine work!
Although the question arises: why not create a woman, for example, from a flower, from a summer rain, from the noise of the sea, or at least a sea shell? The rib is also not the worst material, but there are consequences of such a relationship with a man.
Many women at least once in their lives regretted not being born a man. Because a man is number one in this world, the successor of the surname and, in all senses, a person is freer than a woman
But somehow it is forgotten that without a woman he will not be able to continue anything even with the help of a test tube and the latest technologies. And freedom is just a thin and very long leash for which the same woman holds it. As for the position “number one” in society, most of the frontiers have already been won by women. At the same time, mind you - no hostilities, but complete surrender. These feminine thoughts, of course, are excited by that very Adam's rib! Some ladies in their dissatisfaction have gone to extremes - I mean, to feminism. But the paths, as we know, are inscrutable. Men, too, did not remain in debt, but found their innermost, betraying the divine destiny.
Yes, we agree, the man appeared first and took many of the priorities away from the woman forever. As the proverb says: "Whoever gets up first, God gives to him." From childhood, if we received a classic good upbringing, we know the truth: what a boy can do, a girl can't, for example, climb a fence, fight, swear. Further more: what is possible for a young man, it is impossible for a girl, for example, to be the first to confess her love, to make dates, to have sex. And further: what a man can, a woman cannot, for example, cheat on her husband, not devote time to children, not to deal with the hearth. The same can be said for grandparents. When a grandmother is advised to think about her soul, poor health and grandchildren, it is permissible for a grandfather to unexpectedly fall in love with a young woman, because he hit “the devil in the rib”. It is interesting to know in which edge this imp is striking? Probably, into the one from which God created a woman, and then thought that without a rib, a man might not pass the medical examination at the military registration and enlistment office and restored this part of his skeleton. So the rib will forever remain the "weak link" of a man, which deserves sympathy.
However, men think a little differently about what God made women out of. Probably, not everyone remembers at all what is from their rib. Reflections on this matter usually begin in kindergarten, when the song "From what?" Is sung fervently. (Y. Chichkov, Y. Halemsky), and never end:
From what, from what, from what
Are our girls made?
Made by our girls!
Of course, through the mouth of an infant speaks the truth. And we are not going to deny that we love Hermes silk shawls, balls of cashmere yarn and French marmalade. And we don't even argue that every woman is a mystery.
But let's compare these thoughts with the opinion of an adult man, but not a contemporary, but who lived at the end of the 19th century, when the attitude towards ladies was more respectful. We will do this for the sake of, so to speak, a scientific experiment that proves that nothing has changed in men's thoughts about women. Resigned to the fact that a woman had been created at all, they began to dissect her image:
“A woman consists of a soul, a body and a dress. The most undoubted thing is that she has a body, a dress does not always happen and a woman is much more interesting without a dress than in a dress. As for the soul, although mountains of tomes for and against her existence in a woman have been written, this question has not yet been finally resolved. " (K. A. Skalkovsky "About women. Thoughts old and new", 1889, St. Petersburg.)
The soul is a complex concept from the field of philosophy and religion. This is how smart dictionaries write. We speak simply and clearly: this is the inner world of a person. But, of course, everything is very difficult with the soul. We can say that "someone else's soul is darkness," and even a woman's - even more so. But even to think that a woman does not have it is a great stupidity. Forgive me, dear men, you are the lanterns that illuminate this soul! First, you are looking for mutual love in her, and then understanding that your feelings suddenly became mutual with the other. You look into a woman's soul like a supermarket to find self-respect, compassion, new strength, etc. - depending on the life situation. And you almost always get what you want. Do you often just ask your chosen one what is in her soul and is it easy for her? But, as the poet Yu. M. Lermontov wrote, “can you tell your soul?”, Which, perhaps, men hide behind: it is difficult to tell, so why ask?
As always, foreigners open their eyes to our woman. Ostap Bender was right: abroad will help us! They love Russian women for their beauty, patience and soul, although this very Russian soul is somewhat too much by Western standards.
Body. There is no point in describing what a woman's body is. It is the body that occupies the imagination of a man and obscures his mind. He likes to communicate with the body, and not with the subtleties and complexities of the female soul. And no one doubts that in Eva's costume a woman looks more attractive, if, of course, she visits a fitness and a beautician, and also sits on an eternal diet in order to please all the same men and have a chance to arrange her personal life. For this chance, it is desirable that the woman has long legs, a thin waist, large breasts and slender hips. As the author of the work cited by us, which at one time had great success, Mr. Skalkovsky, writes: "… only that wife is faithful to her husband, who has ugly knees." It is strange that he does not deduce similar standards of male loyalty.
The dress. The woman loves to dress. I think even Eve's fig leaf was as graceful as a Chanel dress. But good clothes are expensive. One man likes that his wife is beautifully dressed, another does not like it even if she is just looking at the shop window. But women live with both. Someone, having bought a new thing, demonstrates it and rejoices together with her husband, while someone hides it with a friend and prepares her husband for a long time in order to confess to him the money spent on trifles. It is especially difficult for women shopaholics. They always need to be ready to win back their interests, and most importantly - work hard to pay for their own expensive tastes. Or maybe men should look at women's clothes in a different way: “I knew the rustle of her steps And I felt the rustle of the clothes…”. So M. Voloshin wrote, there is so much love and, if you will, sex in these lines. We must learn to enjoy when a woman not only undresses, but also puts on a new dress in a fitting room. And to be generous and love not only the woman's body, but her whole - from the curl of hair to the heel of shoes. And wait for yourself not only bonuses for gifts and purchases, but also simply - that rare moment when a woman is shamelessly happy. It seems to me that at least sometimes she deserves it.
What has changed in men's thoughts about women since 1889?
Today, a woman still consists of a soul, a body and a dress. The soul became a little harder. The body is slimmer. Clothes have changed for the sake of fashion and a new lifestyle.
Did you expect something different, gentlemen?