Men Die in Military and Building Bridges

It's Always the Man's Fault

Maybe it's because the man is usually bigger and stronger than the woman that he is assumed to be in charge, or maybe it's because he insists on being in charge. In any case he seems to inherit the responsibility for making things work right, and also the blame when they don't. By the time any male is in his mid-20's he will have experienced multiple examples. If he is masochistic enough to engage in social couples dancing, he will have had this motto engraved on his brain, but at least it's one time (maybe the ONLY time) that a woman has to do exactly what the man tells her to. And every expectant father will have received a significant ration of this blame from the expectant mother during the later stages of pregnancy (after all, he made her pregnant, didn't he?).