I have a message for people who behave like Chris Gayle did in a moment of foolishness – who would prefer to look cool rather than cater to another person’s dignity.
You think you’re a man, but you’re only a boy, for boys haven’t yet learned that if there’s any person who deserves respect it’s the one who was born to be respected: she is a woman, typically the godliest of creatures. Let me qualify those last four words: most women who are crass have learned that if you can’t beat (the men) you join them. Most women would much prefer just being real. Most women just want men to be real, and not hide behind a false egoistic bravado. (It goes without saying that men deserve a man’s respect, too.)
Isn’t it so unfortunately ironic that the phrase ‘man up’ comes as a macho call to do what men apparently do – to ‘toughen up, princess.’ The great pity is, that in ‘manning up’ and ‘toughening up’ – when it’s done at the expense of others – a scandalous insult against the real term of