Let’s appreciate all good men – our true supermen


From comicuniverse.com

In 1832 Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov wrote a poem ‘The Reed” about a murdered young lady:

He wanted me to love him –
His passion left me cold;
He tried to give me money –
I did not want his gold.
Then with a knife he struck me,
And to the ground I sank;
He dug a grave and buried
My body on the bank.

While highlighting the crimes committed by bad men against women, this poem also features a good man as well as provides a very good description of a bad man:

 “With men he was dishonest,
With beauties he was sly.”

These are the key words for me in that poem, as in my experience those men, who are treating women badly are also very nasty to other men. While good men treat all people well, including other men, women and children. Therefore any generalizations blaming and shaming all men for poor treatment of women are false and misleading.

As Camille Paglia, for centuries “men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children.” Unfortunately,  the pain or achievements of good men often goes unnoticed in the flood of negative stories related to bad men. 😦

Hard working men

Let’s appreciate those men, who care about others and treat other people well. Let’s appreciate those men, who are supporting women and helping them through hard times. Let’s appreciate those men who are empowering women and helping them to develop new skills. Let’s appreciate those men, who come to the rescue when women get caught in dangerous situations. Let’s not forget that those men often risk their own health and their own lives to help out women. On my blog I’ve got a few examples of good men in action – across different cultures and time periods, e.g.:

Let’s appreciate all good men – our true supermen 🙂 


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8 thoughts on “Let’s appreciate all good men – our true supermen

  1. kraftycatcreations says:

    A lovely blog.

    Unfortunately, I was not married to a good man, although he was good to other men. But I have friends who have found good men, so it is true that they are out there.

    Thanks for putting some perspective into everyday views.

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Sorry to hear about your negative experience. 😦 Good and bad is not that black-and-white. It is more of a continuum with all shades of grey in between. I hope you’ll meet a nice man one day.

  2. Mélanie says:

    I’ve done it for decades and it’s always been mutual=both ways… any human relation that is one way only, will lead to a cul-de-sac(dead end), sooner or later… the sooner, the better! 🙂

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  5. dweezer19 says:

    Thanks for linking me to this post. So true. Mine may be a Superman with a twisted sense of humor, but he has a good heart and I know I am loved. Not everyone who showers you with gifts has your best interests at heart. Men were taught at some point that what they lack in emotion can be made up in material gifts. Granted, many women are also taught to believe this equates to love. But when those gifts actually represent the desires of your heart rahter than the size of his wallet, you know he truly hears and understands you. Wonderful post.

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