"The question I have that I know there is no answer to, is they know these (stings) are out there, why are they doing it?" says Bountiful Police Lt. Randy Pickett. Pickett, talking to the media, was referring to stings that netted a Farmington police officer and an attorney for the city of North Salt Lake.
Let us dissect this statement in order to come to a better understanding of why some members of the male gender do "stupid" things. I'm still trying to figure out why some pedophiles get caught up in Internet computer sex stings such as the infamous Dateline NBC "To Catch a Predator" series. The Bountiful police officer posed a great question that needs special attention.
In my opinion, these masculine problems are far greater than the individual males who may find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Psychologists often say that the "predictor of a person's future behavior is his/her past behavior." What does the history of the masculine gender tell us, and how does our gender history stack up to the feminine gender?
For starters, why did the men of Sodom come to Lot's house seeking to have sexual relations with two angels? Lot tried to reason with these men not to rape his guests.
Why would Jesus' disciples argue on the road who was the greatest among them when their Lord was about to be executed? Why would these same male disciples disperse when the Romans came for their Christ? (Matthew 26:56)
The women did not forsake their Lord and Savior, but stayed behind him while he had to carry his cross (burden) without the aid of his male disciples. Could that be the reason why Jesus showed himself to a woman first after he was resurrected? Do women just exercise more common sense than men? Perhaps at the resurrection, Jesus was a little miffed at his male disciples with their previous cowardly attitude.
As host of the Womack/Moorer Family Reunion in Dallas in July of 2008, I compared some males in my family to their corresponding females. For starters, I looked at father versus mother, big brothers versus big sisters, and aunts versus uncles. What I discovered was just amazing. One may want to do the same in reviewing the contrasting differences of males and females in his/her family.
I found that the males in my family were 55 percent more criminally deviant than the women were. Thirty five percent of the males were less likely to attend church each Sunday while 65 percent of the women were more likely to. None of the women who were reviewed ever went to jail or prison.
Fifteen males in the family have had some sort of brush with the law. Another 25 males have had alcohol problems compared to only nine females. Five percent of the males were sexual deviants while 0.3 percent of the females were. My late father had four sons of whom 50 percent have battled alcohol problems. One non-alcoholic son is a nontrad student at Weber State while the other is a Baptist preacher. What if my readers' observational findings are similar to my percentages? If so, our society has widespread male crime and deviance.
Have you ever wondered why men prefer dogs as pets and women love cats? There seems to be equivalence between the canine and the masculine and the feline and the feminine. How so? When a mail carrier walks upon a porch, a cat will run away from confrontation with the visitor. Dogs will usually run into confrontation with the mail carrier. Insecure and violent men act like dogs when they turn to violence to make a statement. Some women compare men to dogs when referring to their men's libidos.
Cats and women are more secure and independent while men and dogs are blatantly insecure and dependent upon their women and owners. Like dogs, millions of American men depend upon their girlfriends, wives, sisters, and mothers to support them materially and emotionally. More about character comparison and contrasting can be found on the club's website at www.menofweber.org. So here is the bone we men are all left to chew on: are women morally, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually superior to men?
Johnson lives in Ogden. Come join the Men of Weber on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Ogden Amphitheater for dance, music, snacks and drinks from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.