I have discovered a phenomenon in women that I shall henceforth refer to as ‘The Cinderella Crisis’. Allow me to elaborate. A lot of us grew up surrounded by fairy-tales. At one stage or another we all dreamt of Prince Charming – whomever our individual Prince Charmings may have been. Reality however is far removed from the pleasant fantasies we grew up with. There are a great many more Prince Dipshits and Prince Fuckwits out there than there are Prince Charmings. In fact Prince Charmings seem to be the exception rather than the rule.
And so we find ourselves with a conundrum. One that is so contrary to what was presented to us by what we believed in that we find ourselves stumped. We learn to accept the crumbs that get thrown to us. 50 years ago men at least still had the decency to pretend to be charming for social appearances, to woe us. Now they just move in and leave their dirty socks on the bathroom floor. You’re lucky if you even get to the point where you have a shiny stone put on your finger. Let alone walk down the aisle. Marriage is entirely optional and mostly preceded by pregnancy – if after pregnancy they even bother.
We’ve become so complacent and caught up with the conformity of feminism that we completely lost touch with the essence of womanhood, the essence of what we wanted before we were told a whole lot of other things. Such interesting creatures we are. So easily distracted by pretty words and pretty ideas.
My point is, we have a whole generation of Cinderellas who never got to the ball. A generation of women who look to the media – to publications like Cosmo; shows like Oprah; celebrities like Angelina Jolie – for guidance on life, love, sex and pretty much everything in the scope of the social framework. A generation of women in constant Crisis. Women with lives more filled with drama and tragedy than with romance and family. Some are content with this but many are just hovering in the same spot throughout life without knowing why. And so the Cinderella Crisis is born. Me – I’m just one of the ones who have learnt to process that.
Which one are you?
- Cinderella (kidspartyheaven.wordpress.com)
- Cinderella Is A Feeling. (gymnotes.org)
- Royal Wedding Photo Coincidence? I think not. (thisneedstostop.com)
- Prince Charming was an Idiot (Or, What We Learn from Fairy Tales) (alwayscoffee.wordpress.com)
- (sexfunandromance.wordpress.com)So what if you aren’t Cinderella? 5 ways to find your own Prince Charming.
- Cinderella does exist (patkat80.wordpress.com)