reply to post by NoRegretsEver
NRE, I was just thinking about this thread again after reading yet another mondo crappy "relationship" type article on AOL. Yeah, I know, I
shouldn't be reading *any* of the garbage on that site
In any case, I reread your OP also and this stood out -
I am sure that many women are upset to what we have seen about women on some of these threads. And men dont understand why some are upset.
Alot of men seem to believe
the media stereotypes of women. They may have met some women who do "fit the mold" - and then coupled with what
they see in the media - they then think that ALL women are a certain way.
So of course people are going to be upset if they are "stereotyped". Which seems to happen - these days - mostly to women and gays. I really don't
see as much stereotyping of men - yeah some - like the men complain of "dummies" such as Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin etc - and - they are
correct on this - it is a negative stereotype.
But - we also see - "Military Men", Gay men, Metrosexuals, Emos, Hipsters, etc. You see more of a variety
of men. Whereas women are usually
portrayed as dim witted sex kittens. Or the occasional "ball buster" - but that is seen as *negative*, and made in a negative light.
I don't watch much TV, I try to avoid most of this garbage. I do watch some though. I was watching the old "Roseanne" (Barr) TV show the other day
- IMO - most US women are closer to *her*. In looks and personality.
But this is not what we see on TV. We see the Kardashians and Gossip Girl.
You know, speaking of stereotypes, and "talkative women" - think about it - do Marge Simpson and Lois Griffin chatter on like magpies? No, they
don't. If anything - their loudmouthed men never shut up!
I try not to let stereotypes bother me, and for the most part, they don't. As far as personal relationships go (goes for friends too) - if someone
doesn't like me - they can piss off. What *does* concern me though - is that I might be discriminated against, work wise. This is the only real
concern I have on this issue.
One thing that is kind of bothersome, personal relationship wise - is that men seem to want
the "stereotypical" woman. It's weird. They
complain about it, but seem to want it. And I don't mean just looks, either. My exH - I kid you not - ASKED ME to NAG
I've had several men try to "girlify" me. I am more of a quiet, studious type of person. And weird
I do not care to go shopping with the
friends' wives and giggle. Or nag. It's not me. No BS though - a few guys have encouraged me, tried to actively steer me, to become this way.
Another odd thing - I read about some "virtual girlfriend" which is quite popular in Japan. I guess its a phone app or something to drag around like
those "virtual pets" of a few years ago. Anyway, one thing this virtual girlfriend does is - pesters the guy and whines.
People baffle me. They really do.