I’ve been hearing the following comments for a long time now, and though I’ve never heard any woman outright say that they agree (well, some have on a few), they haven’t denied these either. Suprising since they’re pretty big generalizations that sound as though they should offend someone. In my personal experience, I have seen where people are coming from when they say these things, and have even said some myself when frusterated, so I’d like to see some insight from women on these.
Sorry if these offend anyone, I suppose the comments are pretty snarky, but I want explanations. I’m hoping this doesn’t end up in the pit.
Women are illogical
Now, I have lived with my mom, my grandma, a friends mom, and a sister, and I have encountered moments when a conversation simply had to end because the person I was talking to simply could not understand what I was saying, and it wasn’t due to lack of intelligence. Fact of the matter is, I’m not sure why this happens. Granted, I have a speech impediment and sometimes I can’t find the right words to express myself, but I know when I’m coming in loud and clear and it’s puzzling when I see that someone is still not able to understand something despite my best efforts, or to see them continually refuse a simple solution to a simple problem. Example:
Me and a friend are watching Starship Troopers with his mom. During this particualr part of the movie, and army is walking through a canyon when a giant flying bug, swoops down, grabs one of the soldiers, lands on a ledge, and starts eating him. The leader of the army kills the soldier to put him out of his misery. The flying bug flies away.
Me: …Wait, why didn’t he kill the bug?
Friend’s mom: What?
Me: The bug. That general guy should have killed the bug so it wouldn’t kill anyone else.
FM: Well JoeSki, he was putting the soldier out of his misery.
My friend: No mom, he was asking why he didn’t kill the bug. We know why he killed the soldier.
FM: sigh JoeSki, if you were in a great amount of pain with no medical attention nearby, would you rather die a horrible death, or have someone out you out of your misery?
Me: I’d like someone to put me out of my misery, but I’d also like the guy that put me out of my misery to kill the bigass bug that put me in that pain. It’s not like the sarge was low on ammo, he had a machine gun!
FM: He was putting the solider out of his misery!
Me and my friend in unison: WE KNOW!
After that, there was a lot of ranting and raving untill we just gave up trying to explain the question. I have a hard time talking to my grandma since she can’t go 5 minutes without contradicting herself, not agreeing with a blatant fact, refusing to listen to answers for her problems, and ceasing to make sense. This is probably due to her old age than gender however. Moving along, I can remember several instances just like the one described where I’m dumbfounded by something said or done by the opposite sex, but very very few by men. What’s the deal here?
All the woman are attracted to assholes
This is more more sweeping and generalizing than the others. I’ve seen various men yelling at women for no reason in public places, and in school, have noticed how popular some of the bigger jerks are with the ladies. Being a very nice guy, and one who was picked on quite a bit, this one esspecialy frusterates me. While eating out with my sister and some friends of her, one of them commented on how she finds nice guys “boring”, and how she needs someone mean. I didn’t know what to think. She went on to explain how then nicest guy she knew had been hitting on her for a while know, but how she wasn’t attracted to him in the least simply becauyse she found him to be a bore. To me, it’s hard to count this one out given how many jackasses I’ve seen with girlfriends, and given the existence of The Lifetime Network and their horde of movies portreying men as the salt of the Earth, a channel dedicated to women, I’m beggining to think, who have matured out of this phase, assuming that’s what it is.
Of course it’s ludicrous to think all women are attracted to assholes, it just seems that way to nice guys in their darkest hours.
The moment you get a girlfriend, all the women start becoming interested in you
I’ve got no experience here, but I’ve heard it many times, including several times on this very forum. What’s the deal here? Do women not have confidence in men being able to hold down a relationship untill they see a man do it in action? Is a man really that much more appealing when he’s got a woman around his arm?
Again, I’m not trying to upset anyone here. Lord knows that men are far from perfect. I’ve always wondered what women think about these comments since I never see or hear them respond to any of these when the topics are brought up.