Today is International Women’s Day! Or was it yesterday? Oh yeah, it was. Like somebody I know remarked, the day just took too long to get ready.

Women…getting ready, got that, didn’t you? Women take so long ta get ready and all? Did you get the joke? No? Sigh.

I know – that was just another stupid crack at women. These days women don’t take too long deciding which dress ta wear. Heck, they don’t even wear dresses anymore.

Ultimately it is all about physical strength. If women had been tougher than men, we are the ones who would be doing the chores around the house. Not that they do the chores around the house these days anymore, but the world order runs on the principle of the supremacy of physical strength.

Panthesilea, the queen of the Amazons, was slain quite easily by Achilles. Of course, when Achilles removed her helmet and chest plate from her body and saw what was underneath (especially under the chest plate) he realized she was this ravishingly beautiful, big-boobed tall woman and he immediately regretted killing her.

“What the….!!! I thought you were a dude!” Achilles must have exclaimed.

According to Homer, Achilles was bowled over by Pantee’s beauty and fell head over heels in love with her – her corpse, that is.

Achilles begged his mother, the nymph sea Goddess Thetis, to bring her to life with her magical powers, but Thetis demurred. She was done with her son’s constant hankering for having sex with recently deceased women.

(In case you come across a differing version of Pantee and Achilles’s story, ignore it. This is the official one.)

Women’s Day always reminds me of the Virginia Slims ad campaign of the 1970s, an era when cigarette ads were still legal. The ads aimed to portray the 1970s woman as being emancipated and no less than men, while at the same time, the ads were uproarously hilarious.

Here is a collection of those ads. Take a minute to read the captions on the photos. You are guaranteed to ROFL. The one that has no accompanying snippet is the one that speaks the loudest – it portrays a stylish black woman in a freaky Afro top and bell bottoms, looking like she doesn’t give a damn.

And us men – we haven’t changed a bit. We are still the same idiots – killing and maiming, raising barriers, scheming and stealing our way through life. We men are the real bulls in the China shop, except that soon there won’t be a single unbroken dish left.

At every turn in history, it has been clear that women make the best leaders. Devoid of macho bravado and massive egos, they have had their eyes firmly on the ball.

Not that there aren’t phonies among women, mind you. Look at Hillary Clinton – even my female FB friends detest her. But then maybe we are all wrong about her and she’ll turn out to be a fine President. Maybe if she had been a man, her lies wouldn’t sound so dastardly.

Take Margaret Thatcher – the thoroughly snooty Margaret Thatcher. I couldn’t stand her, but she might have been right when she said….

“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. But if you want anything done, ask a woman.”

ps:I can’t help leaving you with a few quotes on how women view us men….
“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night” – Gina Lollo
“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” – Katharine Hepburn
“I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.”  – Zsa Zsa Gabor