The story is always the same... a sad tale about a boy who doesn't realize what he is about to lose. And a sad girl who doesn't understand why he feels the need to act the way he does."If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.."
And the stereotypes for the women are all the same.. they're too clingy, and overemotional. They're overreacting to something that isn't even a big deal.
But lets take a moment and reverse the roles.
Lets take them and put them on the other side of the double standard. Lets take the titles we've been placed with like B**** (if we're assertive) and Sl** (if we sleep around) and replace them with the more positive titles they carry: Boss, Player, Pimp. All words describing actions that are acceptable in a mans world. And we'll leave them with ours: words derived from the same behavior but carry a negative connotation."..If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone.."
Lets take them and let them experience what what we've all experienced. Lets let them fell for us the way we do for them. And lets show them exactly what hurts that they couldn't understand.
Lets take them and show them what it is to wait. and show them what it is to care for someone who continually only puts themselves first. Lets show them what it is like to be on the other side of a relationship like that."..I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home.."
Lets show them how it feels to be a girl.
But you're just a boy...
"..You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl
Someday You'll wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to herYou don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for grantedAnd everything you have got destroyed.." - Beyonce