He Said/She Said – Stereotypes About Men That AREN’T True
Last week we considered a few stereotypes about men that are true, while Mr. He Said over at COED magazine thew in his two cents about female stereotypes that are accurate. This week, I’m looking at stereotypes about men that aren’t true, from tears to sports to mechanical abilities.
Men don’t cry.
Absolute bullshit. Crying is fantastically cathartic and men should not be denied this privilege. I’ve seen men weep and thought not a whit less of them. Granted, no one wants a soppy, weeping mess snivelling on the couch every other day, but the same is true for women. Men shed tears and that’s reality — they should stop trying to deny it.
Men can fix anything.
Oh, honey. No. You can’t fix that busted GPS/electrical socket/carburetor/hole in the wall. Especially since you haven’t read the instruction manual. Just call in a professional, okay? I promise I won’t think less of you.
Men fall asleep straight after sex.
Sex requires exertion, yes, but that doesn’t mean that men are out like a light immediately following. Most men I’ve known have been quite happy to talk and cuddle after a roll in the hay. Perhaps I’ve just been fortunate?
Men like sports.
A lot of men like sports. A lot of them don’t. Many of them couldn’t give two figs about which team scored a home run/try/touchdown/goal on the court/pitch/field.
Men only care about their own orgasm.
In my experience, men are quite anxious to please women. Even if only to boost their own ego.
Men only like girls who look like supermodels.
Yet another misconception – men like all types of women. Short, tall, round or rail-like.
Men are not emotional.
Although they aren’t perhaps the best at articulating their emotions, men do, in fact, experience emotions. Don’t be too harsh, girls – in some ways men’s emotions are even more terrifying than women’s.
Men are good drivers.
Men are more likely to be involved in a car crash involving death, destruction or serious harm. Women are more likely to be involved in a car accident that involves backing into the letterbox or scraping the side of another car.
Men love porn.
Yes, some men do love it, as do some women. But a lot of guys I’ve met have expressed the sentiment that it simply isn’t their cup of tea.
Men always want to be in control.
Nope – definitely false. When it comes to many things (plans for the weekend, where to go for dinner, arrangements of any other sort), most men are more than happy to let women run the show.
So what do you think? Are there certain stereotypes that need to be scrapped altogether? Or are their grains of truth in each?
Want to see what stereotypes our resident He Said is willing to admit aren’t quite accurate about women? Head on over to COEDMagazine.com and enjoy every word!