The first line of Wikipedia’s entry on drama is as follows,
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.
Perhaps it is unfair to associate this with women’s penchant for creating what is commonly termed “drama”, but then again, perhaps it is fair. So what is “drama” in women?
From a typical fella’s perspective, it is the creation of unnecessary relationship action (often with heightened tension) for the sake of satisfying a woman’s desire to be relieved from boredom. Any women out there who would beg to differ, please chime in with your perspective. Notice the word unnecessary. That is the big thing from a fella’s perspective. Men are taught to get things done, and are expected to do so from an early age. Unneeded relationship hassles are not conducive to getting things done.
Also notice that the part about relieving her boredom. Men for the most part have no real objection to this. But they would prefer that women find some other way to do so. That way, the women are only wasting their own time. Perhaps things would be different if men thought of drama as somehow fun. But this is almost never the case, at least with real men (perhaps Pajama Boy might find drama endearing).
Today on the way out from work walking down the sidewalk I heard two women blabbing about a third women that they knew. The original question was whether she should leave her husband or stay in the marriage for the sake of the children. This is a very serious question, but how were they considering it? They were emphasizing the “drama” aspects of it. Stuff about the “back and forth” of the marital tension. Was there any consideration of the moral aspects? Perhaps of what might be best for the children? I think that we know the answer.
It seems that there are three main reasons for women doing drama
2. Shit Tests
In the original post I effectively gave women the benefit of the doubt with respect to motivations, but it seems that many commenters believe that some women just like to make men miserable.