I hear lately
That the youth call
Some nice guys
Definition on wikipedia–
Simp is an Internet slang term describing someone who performs excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, typically someone who doesn’t reciprocate the same feelings. This is usually done in pursuit of a sexual relationship.
Maybe my peers did that as well but like–
I don’t think so…?
I was always looking for them!!
I love nice guys–
I am one of those, most of the time.
I get taken advantage of like it’s my hobby, and
I’m not that proud, honestly.
I feel kinda sad that
Niceness and generosity are now equated with
Weakness and desperation. I suppose
In a world where everyone has everything
At their fingertips, being nice
All the instant gratification services in the world
Can’t be nice to you
Without expecting something in return.
I suppose that is where
The fear is born–
The simps are made fun of
Because presumably, a simp
Wants something in return…?
In my day we called those guys
Creeps. Twerps. Jerks.
Not simps. We didn’t attack their
Niceness, we attacked their
Hidden motive. That is what the problem was
Never the generosity, or the kindness–
The bait, trap, and expectation that
If a man is nice to you–
You owe him something in return.
How did we go from
Identifying the hidden jerks, to
Mocking sympathy, mocking kindness
Mocking emotions in men of any kind, besides
Rage, dominance, and “logical thinking”
You know, the kind that results in them
On top somehow, no matter what the problem.
I hate men that do basic decencies
And expect great favors in return, but I also
Can’t for the life of me explain
The amount of misogyny in this definition.
The hatred of emotion, sympathy, any kind of
Behavior that garners attention, besides of course–
That kind is okay, that kind
Is for men.
Not to mention, the
People I’ve met who think
Feminism and empowerment is about
Being the worst that men have been
Without needing to worry about
Anyone or anything besides
Their own ass. I suppose
That is what some men have done, but honestly
If that’s what we had all been doing
For centuries, I don’t think
We would’ve lasted.