When watching 500 Days of Summer, I also noticed that the man is acting like a woman. He shouts, he cries, he loses control of his life. We see him drink, stop going to work, or behave like an ass to colleagues because he doesn’t feel good. This seemed incongruent to me because these are not typically male behaviors. However, it reminded me of what I have seen of boys and men who have been raised by single mothers.
Have you had to endure some real shithead back in school? You can bet that he is simply behaving the way he sees his mom behave at home: crying, shouting, becoming violent is how a messed-up woman with poor self-control acts. It is not how a composed man would act.
From a big-picture point of view, one could argue that the violence we see in, for instance, the black community is due to them overwhelmingly being raised by single mothers. Now add increased aggression due to a different genetic makeup from whites, and you end up with young men with raging hormones who shoot each other because they have some “beef”. Here in Europe, we have a problem with other minorities. In Germany, young Turks are a big problem. From what I gather, men in that culture tend to be very little involved in bringing up their children, male and female alike. Thus, you end up with young men with problems that are quite similar to what Jamal and Tyrone are going through in Detroit.
There is the saying that hell has no fury like a woman scorned. The impulsive and irrational anger of women is indeed a sight to behold. The only difference is that they lack the physical strength to seriously harm anybody. Yet, what do you think would happen if it were not women acting like that, but men? Yup, you’d have shitheads that tell each other about how they are going to have sex with each other’s moms. Then one thing leads to another and those dumb fucks beat each other half dead or shoot each other. This makes you wonder what such hamstrung communities would be like if there were more fathers present.
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