As I was putting the final touches on my four-layer, really rich and creamy, double homicide, Chocolate Cake, it came to me, as I was licking the spoon, that a conversation that had just been finished in the General Store, needed to be shared with all you women out there. What we were discussing was the fact that it seems that the time has come for women to stop taking the blame for being the cause of some men’s inability to accept responsibility for their behavior.

This blaming women for the down fall of too many men, got its start in the Garden of Eden when Eve used her powers of persuasion to get Adam to eat from the tree of the Forbidden Fruit. And when Adam took a bite from that fruit, women have had to take the blame for Original Sin, being the temptress, the seducer, a user of feminine wiles, and the one that seems to have to accept all the responsibility for keeping themselves from getting pregnant.

There are dozens of birth control products on the market and heaps of controversy as to who should and shouldn’t have to pay for these products. Then comes the uproar regarding abortion and all that goes with that. And in most cases, if a young girl finds herself with child, she also finds herself with the responsibility of raising that child without a father.

Now, outside of the condom and the much feared Vasectomy, which when mentioned in a room of men, makes them even more nervous than a cat in a room filled with rocking chairs, there’s not much for a male to avail himself of to prevent getting someone pregnant. And come on ladies, how many young fellows or older men even let that thought creep into their minds when they’re being seduced and beguiled by all us wicked women working our charms?

On the contrary . . . there’s Viagra and Cialis, and other assorted enhancements to help the man with the dreaded Erectile Dysfunction. As it turns out, many younger men, without that problem, are using these products as recreational drugs. Not even caring that they can make you blind, give you a heart attack and cause serious damage to other parts of your body! We sent a man to the moon and we can’t come up with a Birth Control product for men? How much effort do you think has been devoted to the development of such a product?

And another thing, do any of you women think that after all the pain and suffering that rape, incest, and Pedophilia has caused after all these years, that any laws will ever get passed that would include Castration as a punishment for these horrible acts? Sure! That’s going to happen just as fast as a birth control pill for men.

For years, in these parts, and all over the world, women are not allowed to be preachers, priests, or to take leadership of churches and why? I’ve heard preaches say that it was because Jesus was a man and that all his Apostles were men. Well, Jesus was a Jew and then, women weren’t even allowed to be educated as men were. And yes, Jesus was a man, but God picked a woman, Mary to be his Mother! Yes, it’s said that woman came from a rib of Adam, but when it came time for Jesus to be born, God gave that honor to a woman!

Of course young women need to be responsible for not having children when they are children themselves, but young men need to be just as responsible not to make children, when they are still children. But it seems that young men are allowed to drop that responsibility for creating life because of the seductive nature of the female. As if males don’t have any control over themselves or an ability to be responsible for themselves, it’s always the fault, in most cases, of the female because she should have been raised better and not allowed it to happen. It’s never made an issue of the fact that the male wasn’t raised correctly. What is it they say? Oh, yes! They say, “Boys will be boys.”

Men can fight wars, move mountains, conquer the world, be preachers, priests, but when it comes to their decision making, they are just wimps when Salome dances around in her seven veils?

Fee, fee, fi, fi, fo-fo, fum

Look at Molly now, here she comes

Wearin’ her wig hat and shades to match

She’s got high-heeled shoes and an alligator hat

Wearin’ her pearls and her diamond rings

She’s got bracelets on her fingers, now, and everything.

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress

Devil with the blue dress on

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress

Devil with the blue dress on.

Darlings, when Adam was tempted, all he had to do was to accept his responsibility and say one word to Eve and that word should have been . . . NO!

It’s just a matter of learning . . . unlearning . . . and . . . relearning.