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scatterheart scatterheart 13-15, F 17 Answers May 6, 2012

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I think women do not understand that men can be very competitive with each other and still be friends. Very close male friends will often say the worst things about each other in certain settings. Its a game to them. They do not understand that men can argue about whether Tim Tebow will be a good pro quarterback and not get their feelings hurt when the other disagrees with them. (Sorry Tim, but I have heard many passionate arguments about you.)<br />
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Women do not understand that a man does not like to relive a bad day at work by explaining everything to you. (It was a bad day, I dealt with it, its over. Please let me relax a bit.)

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Thanks for the insight. I like this answer. Thoughtful.

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That does make a lot of sense, in fact.

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Why is it that men get angry when you joke around with them the same way their friends do.

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1. Why sport is interesting (most women dont anyway)<br />
2. Why laughing at stupid things is nothing to be ashamed of<br />
3. The fact that we just dont give a thundering toss about our eyebrows, and if we did, we wouldn't be interested in them<br />
4. The fact that standing in the same shop for an hour without buying anything is like thumbscrews to us<br />
5. Talking to someone like they're your best friend then saying they're a complete ***** when they walk away DOES make you a *****.<br />
6. Wanting to have sex a lot doesn't make you a pervert. <br />
7. We know you say things just to see what effect they have on impact. Thats why we always act like they had no effect. 99% of stupid fights start this way.<br />
8. Half the reason why it takes so long for women to get equal rights is because most women don't care about other women.<br />
9. Having double standards is not something to be proud of.<br />
10. We dont shave our legs. Get over it.

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1. A sport becomes interesting as soon as one can understand what is going on. Except for baseball. To me, baseball will never be interesting.
2. Laughing at stupid things is one of the simple pleasures in life. Anyone who's ashamed of it is lying to him/herself.
3. Ohh, you'd give a thundering toss if we let it grow into a creepy, bushy unibrow. And some of us do have those kinds of eyebrows.
4. I've seen my brother and dad spend hours wandering around bestbuy, or standing in video game stores, or specialty sword/weapon shops. And don't get my started on Bass Pro Shops.
5. About 75 percent of women understand this. The other 25 percent are in middle school. Oh, and there are people who understand it and enjoy doing it anyways.
6. I agree... half way. Wanting to have sex a lot makes you a guy... and often, it makes you human. Constantly talking about it makes you a pervert. Not respecting it makes you a jerk.
7. Insecure people say things to see what effect they have on impact. Yes, women often do, but I have quite a few guy friends who do it too. Acting like it had no effect... well, not the most mature thing to do, but understood.
8. I can't defend us on this one. But it's more complex than that. A woman's love for other women is directly proportional to her security in herself.
9. Double standards almost always exist because situations vary too greatly in complexity to be put into simple boxes like that.
10. If men shaved their legs, it would be creepy. Except maybe if they were well muscled legs.

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A girl who doesn't shave her legs isn't creepy, just not as sleek as she could be. A guy who shaves his legs... it can look nice, so long as you're an abercrombie model. Otherwise, I think you leave the hair.

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Please allow me ..we women do care very much what other women , I treasure mine. I do think when a young woman feels threatened by other women they are generally very competitve and jealous and inmature, this is usually because they are young, You might ask yourself if the women you are around are alittle young?

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very well said, scatterheart!

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Sorry, but I HAVE to add to this - it's pretty good stuff from all points (nice job BTW)

1. sport is interesting if a person has some inherent value wrapped up in it (we could have played as a kid or have some special attachment) it is completely based on the individual. I would rather polish my brass (casings for bullets) than watch a baseball game on TV, however I have had seats along the dugout at a major league game and took interest seeing the play actually happen - I got into it
2. Ditto the above - anyone who says they don't laugh is just pulling your chain
3. Chalk one up in favor of women keeping themselves attractive (for self worth or their significant other) it's all good!
4. chalk two up for spending time at Bass Pro (not Cabelas). I know if you have an interest in life in general, you can find something to waste time shopping for in a Bass Pro Shop. I only wish i had the money for all the guns i could carry out of the place!
5. Being genuine. We all need to work on that at times. I remember similar return trips home when I had to listen to the rehash of "who said what".
6. This young lady is impressive (see above)
7. I really don't know what you are talking about... but sometimes i let things blow past just to save the peace and not let words cut where they might do damage.
8. Both good points, although I don't know of an issue where someone's gender is grounds for bias. I must assume that you know something i don't, or are addressing issues of a muckraking, praetorian mass media.
9. again, not sure what you're talking about
10. unless you're an olympic swimmer or cyclist who can't wear spandex (shaving DOES cut time off the watch in events!) otherwise let it be let it be let it be let it be

Thnks that was fun

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MEN :)

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They don't understand how we DONT CARE if they look fat in that dress or not

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Why men should be allowed to watch football in peace and quiet

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The football thing is really all about women not being able to comprehend that we don't actually think about them 110% of the time.

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I really do see your point. Even though I'm not exactly qualified to see the men's view here, it does seem pretty unfair how, as a whole, men get blamed and taken the rise out of them for pretty stupid things. For example, a woman who accuses a male coworker is far more likely to get a 'conviction' (the man gets fired, etc.) than if a man says the same thing about a woman with the same amount of proof. That REALLY annoys me.

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Oh, that doesn't actually make sense... I meant to include the phrase 'of sexual misconduct' in there somewhere... oops!

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Richard, what's wrong with you? I'm seeing a common thread with you. You don't listen to what people are trying to say and where they're coming from. You parse words, split hairs, assume the worst, and are sarcastic. You don't even try and see their bigger point and disregard the semantics of how they say it. People can't relax and be themselves around you because you'll pick them apart. If you're in a relationship I'll bet she's having the time of her life. (Yes, that last comment WAS sarcasm).
Lighten up. Listen to people. Assume they're being genuine and don't have ulterior motives. Allow people to be different from you and hold different opinions, likes, dislikes, etc and that it doesn't make them bad or wrong if it doesn't match your own. In fact, entertain the possibility that maybe you're wrong and they're right half the time. Not saying these things to be mean, but seriously, it'll improve your life and relationships with people. Reeeellllaaxxxxx.

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The question is what is wrong with you? Are you 'stalking' me?

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Calling out your rudeness on this post is not stalking, dude.

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that we don't think the same, don't feel the same and honestly do not care about the same things.<br />
equality is assured, but we ARE going to be predominantly different because of many factors. women understand body language and the such better than men because they have an additional language centre in their brain. men don't have this but when we focus on one thing, it can be in great detail and attention.<br />
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there are many things that the genders can't understand about eachother because they do not experience them... so all we need to do is inform the other gender about it, explain it politely and not get wound up about the whole thing :)

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anything.

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Nice try.

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That they don't need men to take care of them , that their is a whole world out there of things to see and do and life does not depend on your relationship to a man. That they CAN fix cars , drive heavy equipment, invent things, drive off road, build a sand rail, build and fly aircraft or any thing else. That it is a wast of your life to concentrate on how you look to men and weather they are pleased with how you are or how you look, f uck that bull ****, act like your alive and go do stuff.

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...the logistic impossibility of spending more than twelve hours a week engaged in dialog with them.

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Some women, or some people in general?

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driving

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That we are all INDIVIDUALS. That no two men are alike, no matter what they may have in common on the field.

If you haven't found one of us you like, keep looking... and look deep, because all you strive for may not be readily accessible form outward appearances.

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Women don't understand how on one hand we men are less insightful, don't communicate well, like ****, smoke smelly cigars, and love you to be a no holds barred ***** in bed.....and on the other hand love to hold your hand when you sleep, cherish your beauty, and love you in such a way that makes the last scene in The Notebook look like he doesn't like her very much. Guys, am I wrong?

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Yes, you are wrong. Generalizations are usually wrong. Assuming all men have your faults is tellingly self-centered. I communicate exceptionally well, like some **** but not all, think smelly cigars are offensive (and stupid), don't especially expect my wife to be a ***** in bed (I expect - and hope - her to be a female who enjoys sex a lot - ***** is a demeaning and extremely sexist term), and I am literate (and secure) enough to express my love for my wife without having to relate with some idiotic scene from a movie - how gay....

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Women: Not all us guys are as bitter and literal as Richard, here, is.
Richard: Go take a nap. You're getting cranky now.

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Life is not a chick-flick movie, rsisemor, that's what little girls think.

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Not bitter at all, but not too fond of insecure men like you positing that all men have a host of distasteful traits, get enough of that from feminist. Might you be a feminist? Would explain your self-loathing.

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How do you get that I'm "self loathing" out of my comments? I'm saying that women are great, we men love them and notice the little things about them probably more than they realize, and that you're one grouchy dude.

And out of that you got that I'm "distasteful, insecure, gay, feminist, stupid, self centered, idiotic, a little girl, and self loathing". Anything else to add, or that I missed? Go on....get it all out.

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How hurtful those lists of things men don't understand really are.

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