#The Men's Room




Why and How

8 comments | April 16th, 2012

(by OOC)

Why do you think our culture objectifies women so much more than men?

Why do you think we have idioms like "man up" but no equivalent on the other side of the gender aisle?

Why is beer a "man's drink" and a white wine spritzer a "lady drink"?

Why is it okay to insult a boy or a man by saying they're acting like a girl? 

Why is acting like a girl usually presumed to be a bad thing?

Why do men hold doors for women, but women don't for men?

Why's it still more common (and sometimes expected) for a man to pick up a first-date check than a woman (if you don't go dutch)?

Why is it considered so much more natural for younger women to be with older guys than it is in the opposite?  Why are women "cougars" and men are just…men?

Why is it so much more common for physically beautiful women to be with physically unattractive men?  (Think, would you ever see a male version of Sophia Vergara ever married to a female version of Ed O'Neil?)

Why can men walk around without their shirts on every beach and women can't?

Why are there so few women CEOs, in Congress?

Why do women still only make 77 cents on the dollar a man makes?

How do we change these things?

What would you add to this list?

How do you think any of these things will change?  Any of them you think are just fine the way they are?






  • Keira T.

    Posted on April 16, 2012

    This list seems a little random but still paints a pretty crazy picture of the world for women right now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on April 16, 2012

    Why can guys have a lot of sex with lots of different girls and be “players” yet if a girl has lots of sex with lots of different guys she’s a “slut”?

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  • Annie

    Posted on April 16, 2012

    We used to summer in France (that sounds so pretentious doesn’t it?). Women there were all topless on the beaches. Americans are still so puritanical. What do we think will happen if boobs are allowed to be free?

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  • C.L.M.

    Posted on April 16, 2012

    Why? Because we still live in a sexist world where women are seen as “the weaker sex” and weaker is seen as worse than. We still live in a patriarchy were important tasks are better left to men. We also live in a world where these attitudes and behaviors have been “grandfathered in” and keep perpetuating themselves.

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  • Hmmm

    Posted on April 16, 2012

    Why is it so much more unusual for a woman to ask a man to marry her than it is for a man to ask a woman to marry him? All this talk about Brangelina is making me wonder.

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    • Cyndy

      Posted on April 16, 2012

      People make me crazy with that crap. Ryan Seacrest was talking today about how men are supposed to know all about what kind of ring to buy, diamond cut and clarity. WTF is he talking about?!!! Most PEOPLE don’t know jack about rings or diamonds, and none of my friends expect men to know about buying rings!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on April 17, 2012

    OMG the expression “man up” makes me so nuts. It is so derogatory to women.

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