Gordon Swaby

Battle of the Sexes: The Samson & Delilah Story.

This started out as a facebook status update, but ended up being a whole blog post.

It has been boggling my mind for quite some time now and iv’e tweeted the question just to see the type of responses i would get. I’ve mentioned it in conversations with  women  and i’ve come to the conclusion (however misguided it may be) that the Samson Delilah Story is a good analogy and an overall good representation of what it is to be a woman and what it is to be a man.

The man ,  how “powerful” he may seem while the women is perceived as the inferior and is faced with a plethora of “misfortunes” throughout life; from being agonized with menstruation each month; and when you’d want to think she’s free from menstruation  pain she’s either pregnant ( 9 months of all sorts of extra pain.  It’s as if the Gods are intentionally punishing our beautiful women) or she’s reached the point where she’s faced with menopause ( and that’s another hot mess) etc.

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Now let’s explore the Samson and Delilah story for a minute:

I would like to think i’ve expounded on my point enough for their to be total clarity but if not you can always drop me a comment so i can elaborate.

Women are beautiful wonderful creatures and i love them , alas the battle of the sexes rages on!

It makes you really wonder who is the stronger of the two.eh?

“You see, Samson was judge over Israel at the time and had been taking out great vengeance on the Philistines—but that’s another story. Hoping to capture him, the Philistine leaders each offered Delilah a sum of money to collaborate with them in a scheme to uncover the secret of Samson’s great strength.

Using her powers of seduction and deception, Delilah persistently wore down Samson with her repeated requests, until he finally divulged the crucial information. Having taken the Nazirite vow at birth, Samson had been set apart to God. As part of that vow, his hair was never to be cut. When Samson told Delilah that his strength would leave him if a razor were to be used on his head, she cunningly crafted her plan with the Philistine rulers.

While Samson slept on her lap, Delilah called in a co-conspirator to shave off the seven braids of his hair. Subdued and weak, Samson was captured.”

However uncanny  the story and my analogy  may be  it really shows you how easily a woman can dominate/conquer the perceived “stronger one”, with relatively great ease.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 10:30 pm. Filed under Interesting, Personal, Uncategorized.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507470097 facebook-1507470097

    lol….Interesting theory..

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com/ Jamaipanese

    …one word….Vagina

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Strength can be physical and mental (in this case more specifically sexual)

  • http://experienceaurie.wordpress.com/ Aurie

    LOL @ Jamaipanese.

    There is certainly some truth to this.

  • http://www.thegrahamaffairs.com/ Graham

    I kinda agree but only the smart and the strong NEVER fall for a female immdiately or fall for their little tactics. One other thing; howcome you don't update your blog much, I come buy here everyday hoping something has been written!!!

  • http://www.thegrahamaffairs.com/ Graham

    I kinda stuffed up the word 'by' in my last comment 😀

  • http://www.owensoft.net/ owen

    you need to expand on this a little more, I am missing the point. What is there to be gained? are women con artists bent on stealing and seduction? are all men doomed?

    • Darcy

      According to this theory, all women are not con artists but they can override men's strength by conning them if they so choose. Men are only doomed if people want to take them down and they (men) put themselves in a position to be.

      Though I wish it were true and I would like to approve, men, no matter how disappointing you're love life may be, this theory is grossly over simplified. As a beautiful woman myself, i find it hopelessly difficult to manipulate men. It never works. Most of them do what they want regardless of my wishes adding insult to injury. The minute I give up holding out and let them know I like them they're gone.

      Also not all women are beautiful

      • http://www.owensoft.net/ owen

        There is a chance that you are trying to manipulate men that are out of your league. This true for both the sexes. There is always a power struggle, people abusing their power and little packets of ketchup.

        • Darcy

          haha I don't go for men that are out of my league. I'm generally not a fan of setting myself up for failure. And once I get power I usually don't abuse it, at least not beyond the packets of ketchup. maybe that's the problem.

          There is always a power struggle though I'll grant you that. I think that I'm just not good with power. I tend give it away as soon as I get it. I can never be a Delilah.

          I've always loved the Idea of the femme fatale, but I have yet to see one in reality. I feel like the myth sets women up for failure and disappointment. maybe a particular woman can achieve femme fataledom in particular moments with particular men, but the whole myth of women owning complete control over men when they want it is just a myth.

          Usually when a woman actually decides with intent that she wants something from a man, she generally overcomplicates things to the point that she doesn't know which way is north. Then by the time she's wiser and actually knows what to do she's fifty and no longer attractive or in the position to do so. That's the sad flaw in the system. (However, if a woman only kindof wants something from a man the process is a little easier.)

          Though being a woman does have its advantages, the Delilah theory is generally not one that we can bank on without taking huge risks.

          • http://www.owensoft.net/ owen

            Honesty is the best policy. I have nothing against a woman being pretenious. But I let them know that it is OK to tell a guy that you are not going to give up the goods until you are married. Its not like hes going to scream and run away. The most he'll do is try to argue his point into your pants. If he really wants it, he'll hang around until it falls off. Nowadays women go the opposite route and PRETEND to be adventurous wild cats when in reality they are not. The problem is that once the dude finds out THEN he runs for the hills, ending the relationship and stops talking to the girl again. She won't let him know what she feels strongly about because she doesn't want him to run away. This is where the power is lost.

  • http://www.owensoft.net/ owen

    you need to expand on this a little more, I am missing the point. What is there to be gained? are women con artists bent on stealing and seduction? are all men doomed?



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