Here are two articles taking a stand against the "disease" of bachelorhood:
I think this campaign is meant to be at least somewhat "tongue-in-cheek;" nevertheless, I find it symptomatic of how radically different single men are typically regarded than single women.
Generally, I have found a significant majority of people view single men as "losers" in need of a woman. If a man is single in his 20's like I am, people wonder what is "wrong" with him.
Is this same assessment applied to single women? No. As a matter of fact, they are viewed as being "empowered, liberated juggernauts" who live life on their own terms without the irrelevant input of some "brainless, icky man." No man is good enough for these princesses.
See the difference?
I am not ashamed to be a bachelor; there is nothing "wrong" about this.
I can just hear it now.
- "You must be a loser."
- "Time for you start dating."
- "You are in desperate need of a woman to make you complete."
- "So you are a bachelor? Good. The dating pool is better for your absence, evil white male oppressor."
Such bile has no sway over me.
Be a part of the cure, because, well, you are the cure.
To learn more about how you can join the fight to end bachelorism, go to bachelorism.org.
Let us assume bachelorhood is a disease. Let us assume women are the cure. Has anyone ever heard of situations where the cure is worse than the disease?
Am I open to someday dating and then marrying a woman? Yes, but I am shy and am therefore disinclined to pursue, which the preponderance of women require of men. Besides, I know all too well the risky proposition a relationship with a woman can be.