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The difference between men/woman explained...

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SnoogyWoo Sat 30-Mar-13 15:51:17

As a man, I can tell you ladies that we are a simple folk. Have a look at this cartoon and I can tell you it explains a lot of our differences in a nutshell....

We love you for who you are, warts and all. Whatever you think we are thinking, we really are not smile

Fairenuff Mon 01-Apr-13 15:33:15

See, we have a male posting a patronising comment specifically to females, supposedly to reassure the females that males do find them sexually attractive even if (god forbid) she has body hair or cellulite or stretch marks or any other hideously deforming characteristic (including warts apparantly).

How ironic is that. It's such a sexist post that it's hard to believe it's genuine and the op has not come back to clarify so it leads me to the conclusion that the op is trying to wind up the women who read his post.

Take the post without the cartoon

"As a man, I can tell you ladies that we are a simple folk. We love you for who you are, warts and all. Whatever you think we are thinking, we really are not"

and it's glaringly obvious.

The cartoon is interesting because a certain percentage of the population (male or female) will identify with it and to them it represents some of their own feelings or opinions. They will then post accordingly in support of the cartoon, forgetting how patronising the whole post is.

So the op is either quite clever in their manipulation of posters, or just a bit silly in thinking everyone thinks the same as them.

Yamyoid Sun 31-Mar-13 23:14:14

Aaaarrgghhhh. That's awful. biscuit my first one and it has ears. God, that's a crap cartoon. No. No. No.

Verbalpunchbag Sun 31-Mar-13 23:06:37

Garlic, I'll take your word for it.

Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 23:03:51

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Lovingfreedom Sun 31-Mar-13 21:16:38

Surely if you put up a joke then you open yourself up to retorts. It's banter. Anyone taking offence needs to grow a thicker skin or get some funnier jokes

Chubfuddler Sun 31-Mar-13 21:12:02

Most of the time I don't know which posters are men, nor go I care.

A patronising "listen carefully while I explain stuff to you" type post to a predominantly female audience is going to get backs up.

I don't think that cartoon accurately represents anything, but the cartoon itself isn't important.

flaminhoopsaloolah Sun 31-Mar-13 21:10:13

Shrieking...but you were saying that women obsess over shallow things...but so do men! Penis size? Ergo -people, not just women, not just men, but himan-kind in general can sometines lose sight of the important and obsess over the unimportant. To suggest that it's just women - and that's what I was getting from your post - is pretty sweeping...

garlicbrunch Sun 31-Mar-13 21:08:14

gah, 'a more elegant term'
my typing brain wants to watch Dr Who

garlicbrunch Sun 31-Mar-13 21:07:35

Sorry, trans & intersex MNers, I could have used a elegant terms there.
Like not mentioning it at all blush

garlicbrunch Sun 31-Mar-13 21:05:54

You're wrong, Verbal. Quite a few long-term, much loved and respected, MNers are men. They attract no more sarcasm than any other (female or trans) member who brings something positive to the boards.

Lovingfreedom Sun 31-Mar-13 21:04:07

Well...if they can't take the heat....wink

Verbalpunchbag Sun 31-Mar-13 20:24:50

Sorry if I got you wrong dummad but the sarcasm is laid on so thick in response to any post by a man, even if it only contains a pretty bad cartoon, it's often difficult to decide which posts to take seriously.

Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 20:24:04

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flaminhoopsaloolah Sun 31-Mar-13 19:37:04

Shrieking....too many men obsess over the size of their penisis/biceps/territory (thankfully there are tjose that dont too)...your point is?

flaminhoopsaloolah Sun 31-Mar-13 19:34:51

Fortunately couldnt see the cartoon...but Um getting the picture...why does there seem to be a fair amount if posts here lately that appear to want to perpetuate stereotypes and seemingly cause divisive environments?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 31-Mar-13 18:46:32

You're alright, OP - I read the "You and Your Body" book my parents got me when I was 8, so I know the difference. Would you like to borrow it?

dummad Sun 31-Mar-13 18:42:34

Verbal, you have totally got me wrong.

Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 18:07:20

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Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 17:53:24

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ZoeZoolander Sun 31-Mar-13 17:14:18

Wow!? you seem disproportionately annoyed TSH

I've read the thread. Personally, I didn't think the cartoon was funny. It makes it 'a given' that women need men's approval more than the other way around, and perhaps in the case of young women dressing like porn stars, that is sadly true, but either way it's nothing that would make me laugh.

I laugh at things that are funny.

I found Fairenuff's post very interesting, that there is a citizenship class and that the class would be shown a cartoon like this and asked what point was being made. I think that that 's what was being discussed here. What point is beinng made? and is it a tired old cliché?

Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 17:09:31

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Theshriekingharpy Sun 31-Mar-13 17:06:46

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slug Sun 31-Mar-13 17:03:36

How about this cartoon instead?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 13:43:46

My DP is the clingiest, huggyest person ever. Also, he worries about how his hair looks. hmm

I like making/building things (when I am able to), camping and outdoors and and doing stuff that lets me use my brain and makes me think. I am 6 months pregnant but even then I still like my arse.

Do I get a medal or is someone going to take me to Stepford? grin

rustybusty Sun 31-Mar-13 13:34:36

I would never occur to me to think any of that. If you think thats what women are thinking then you know very little about women.

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