Why do men feel they must be dominant?

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    Danielle
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    Why do men feel they must dominate women?

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    Name : Danielle, Gender : F, City : Ewing, State : NJ Country : United States, 
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    Oisin19961
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    I feel no need to dominate women. I don’t know any men who express a need to dominate women. It is perhaps true that some men feel they need to dominate women, but then, some cars are red. I think this question says more about you and your relationships with men than it does about male behavior.

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    Name : Oisin19961, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, City : London, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Rick29871
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    Only insecure guys are like that, not real men.

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    Name : Rick29871, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Atheist, City : Springfield, State : OH Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Kent26465
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    Most men I know do not want to dominate or be dominated. If there are men who do, blame their parents and grandparents who provided role models. There are few in the media – except for movies more than 40 years old. And start looking at European movies – and yes, subtitles don’t harm you!

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    Name : Kent26465, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Episcopalian, Age : 60, City : Melbourne, State : NA Country : Australia, Occupation : consultant, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Steve27619
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    Its not just women, we also like to dominate other men.

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    Name : Steve27619, Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 44, City : Houston, State : TX Country : United States, Occupation : Alpha Male stuck in a Corporate Cubicle, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Upper middle class, 
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    Michael20723
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    I’ve seen a lot of examples, usually on TV, where a woman criticises a man for being too indecisive in a relationship. It also has to do with the expectations placed on males at a young age, to be competitive and dominant. While I’d imagine that most women would want a man who plays an equal role in a relationship, there are also many who would be turned off by a man who plays a submissive role.

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    Name : Michael20723, Gender : M, Age : 20, City : Sydney, State : NA Country : Australia, 
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    JB31124
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    I have no idea why it’s so important to me personally to dominate in all aspects of my life. Plenty of psych literature will talk to you about tribes of monkeys and dogs and whatnot and fighting for dominance (among both genders, though generally not cross-gender).. I most desire female companionship where the dominance doesn’t come easy, but I always try to achieve, and I don’t hide that fact. Nor am I ashamed of it. Wish I could tell you why..

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    Catherine
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    I’ve recently been in a relationship with a man who openly wants to dominate women, sexually and in the rest of the relationship. In many respects it was a positive experience for me as I enjoyed him being dominant in bed – it felt as if I was able to express a side of me that is sometimes tabbo for ‘modern’ women even though I am very dominant in my everyday life and work. The positive side of his dominance was a huge amount of protection and care for me, the negative side was when he tried to force me to do things against my will in other areas. As an armchair analyist, I would say that I think he has issues with women being stronger than him (probably and predictably mother-related), and a fear of expressing himself in a more vulnerable emotional way – a common thing for many men. Men rule the world still – whatever way you look at it, they are all born into a world where they control most of politics, business, finance, law. They will of course find it difficult to be in relationship with women who challenge this position. A psychotherapist once said to me ‘remember that men are all born of a woman and spend the rest of their lives challenging the fact that ‘the other’ gave them life.’ Deep stuff.

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    Name : Catherine, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 36, City : London, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, Occupation : arts management, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    George *******
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    As an competitive egotist, I feel I must dominate everyone. Except women. In fact, I am much humbler towards women, and do not desire to dominate them so much.

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    Name : George *******, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Catholic, City : Jacksonville, State : FL Country : United States, Social class : Upper middle class, 
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