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.
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.