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Why are men who are not into sports viewed by some as "sissies"?

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:32 AM
i dont like sports but i love working out and taking my weapons to the range. i never get messed with because i dont like sports.

take a few of your football lover friends diving. might find a few of them wont face the deep....

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:59 AM
I think sports are an evolutionary hold over from a time in mankind's past.

For thousands of years mankind survived on the strength of the body, and not the mind. Whoever in the tribe could out fight or out hunt prospered and reproduced.

In today's world with the wonders of technology we no longer have a need for alpha male domination to ensure our survival, the cultural paradigm has changed. Today, our brains are what separate us from the animal kingdom. We use our intellect and foresight to solve problems that may hinder our survival.

So having said that, I believe we enjoy watching men physically struggle in feats of strength and agility -- for it reminds of us of our primitive past.

Personally, I would rather watch a chess match.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:30 PM
a reply to: tiberius10721

It's not hard to bash the most insulated, ignorant, and openly racist modern "1st World" society once you've had the pleasure of living here. What do riots/passion have to do with a sport that is as legit as the WWE? Anybody with a history of watching the sport also knows the days of proper play are long gone as well, with both Pro and College banning defense more and more every season (to entertain said ignorant population that likes seeing big numbers).

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:30 PM
Yo politics is a sport.

Survival of the fittest yo.

Two sides playing against each other to win.

Sissies eh.

We have our cheerleaders too.

We have sponsors that give each side millions of dollars.

We have our stars.

We have our half times.

We have our own hall of fame.

Some play offense.

Some play defensive.

Just like sports in general.

Some people just don't think about it like that.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:49 PM

originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: openminded2011

If a man can't throw,catch or run I would think he is a sissy.....1 of the three will take them off the sissy list.
If my sister can catch and throw and run....whats the guy's excuse?
Its not that a man has to play sports so much as the man has to be capable of doing so.

If the SHTF...I would rather be with someone athletic and in shape than some sissy who isn't and can't toss a ball,catch a ball and who would whine about all the work.

I know women manlier than those types of men.
Those men should be ashamed for being sissys.

Not playing sports doesn't make you a sissy....being a sissy makes you a sissy.

Really? In a SHTF scenario you want someone who memorized a bunch of useless sports statistics, likes to play with balls, slap other men in the ass, and can run. That's who you want in a shtf scenario?

I'm glad I know how to hunt, clean game, track animals, survive in the wilderness AND have the intelligence to make a very successful career in IT, know how to work with electronics, build my own devices and operate as well as maintain various machines. Those are the kinds of guys and gals I want in my SHTF scenario.

Sounds like in a SHTF scenario the guys you're looking for will start day 1 running, night 1 cuddling playing with each others balls, day 2 starving, night 2 patting each others' asses for finding a mushroom, and then die while talking about great games they've watched or played for comfort.

Okay I'm laying it on a bit thick here, but seriously: judging people by a very limited, and honestly pretty easy, set of athletic skills as the separating difference between men and sissies is pretty laughable.
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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:39 PM
a reply to: openminded2011

sis·sy noun \ˈsi-sē\
: a boy who is weak or who likes things that girls usually like
: a person who is weak and fearful

description 1 - this is an old stereotype.
Description 2 - If you got a friend who does not want to hold a snake, you can definately call him a sissy.

Calling someone a sissy just because they "does not" like a sport is a good way to get yourself called dimwitted for not picking the right slur.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:40 PM

originally posted by: DupontDeux

originally posted by: openminded2011
Why is it that men who don't like sports are viewed as not manly or sissies?

They are not. It is men who do not like sports AND have some other sissy'ish qualities to them, who are viewed as sissies.

I'm not saying it is right, but come on, have you ever TRULY seen someone being viewed as a sissy JUST because he was uninterested in sports?

Exactly, I'm not into traditional sports (watching or following) at all, and I've never been accused of being a sissy...


posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:51 PM

originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: ketsuko

I dont throw a fit at all. I just am dumbfounded as to the connection made between masculinity and watching pro sports. Its ludicrous to me. I dont have anything against anyone liking or watching sports. I just personally find sports completely boring. I would rather dive a reef with sharks patrolling (diving is a sport that requires 2 balls they say).

Who says that? It's not what I consider a sport, but then again I hated every second of the experience. All that crap restricted my ability to swim, it was strange.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:37 PM

originally posted by: buster2010
I always wondered that myself. Look at sports what do you see? A bunch of guys in tight pants playing ass tag with each other. Kind of makes you wonder who the sissies really are.

Lmao, yeah, kinda. Think about football a minute here. 22 guys running around in tights, playing grab-ass that jump in a pile on each other over balls. If I wanted to watch gay porn, I'd just google the real deal

Now hockey, on the other hand, I can watch all day. I grew up with a dad & 2 brothers playing pee-wee league, it's in my blood. Can't skate for ish, but I love the game anyway.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 09:20 PM
a reply to: openminded2011

Right on. Because most men are just overly competitive d-bags. There is no bro code, they'll hit on your girl the first chance they get. Don't believe me? Have your GF or wife text your 3 best male friends that you are going out of town next week end and do they want to hang out, see what happens.

But more to the point, I'd rather play a show than go to one, and I'll meet any one of them on the court to play, but I'm not going to sit here watching other people have fun, calling them "we" all night. "We" didn't score, THEY did. When you go see a band, or watch one on TV, you don't say "Wow, we played really good lead riffs tonight, and our drums were really in the pocket," do ya? People would look at you like you're crazy. Because it IS crazy.

And since I too am 6'5" and my arm span is two-inches longer than my height, I'll venture to guess openminded2011 is the only one I'll see on the court ready to get some exercise while all our "manly" friends sit on the couch calling a team they will NEVER play for "we" and wishing they had our girlfriends.

posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 10:19 PM
Dominoes is my sport of choice all the cheating that goes on makes it very professional in my view

But the groupie's leave a bit to be desired

right i'm chapping

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 12:52 AM
a reply to: DupontDeux

so in that theory the gay football player that just came out is veiwed as manly

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:25 AM

originally posted by: sweets777
a reply to: DupontDeux

so in that theory the gay football player that just came out is veiwed as manly

uhuh...check this out....and this dude is apparently straight

Wests Tigers winger John Hopoate was suspended for 12 weeks in 2001 after being found guilty of sticking his fingers up the anuses of three North Queensland opponents.

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posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:28 AM
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

wow lol i know a finger in my bum when it happens lol wedgie my arse

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:37 AM
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

You should read the rumours of what some football players in England do with phones

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:41 AM
a reply to: neo96
And just like football, what we see is a distraction from what's really going on

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 03:00 AM
i know guys who are so obsessed with the footy that is all they talk about,in fact they know some scary statistics guy i used to go to school with he hangs out at the pub so every time i go there he is guaranteed to be there and the conversation is always fkn footy,he knows what the pro sport guys family names are,their entire sporting history,how many animals they have and their names,what they eat for breakfast etc etc.....and he is not alone

i would bet the sissy thing comes from some sort of inferiority complex

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:04 PM
I'd probably be into sports if I wasn't either working, taking care of my son or wrenching on my cars. Truth is I very rarely have the free time to be sitting on the couch watching grown men bump into each other.

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 01:55 PM
a reply to: openminded2011

I never understood that stigma. My husband participated in team sports while growing up and found most of the players unsporting and violent (maybe due to testosterone and ego boosting (my take on it). He prefers car racing, rock climbing, billiards etc. where skill is more important than taking out the competition by force.

posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 02:57 PM
sport kills - they should write it on the package.

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