Friday, April 27, 2012

Women: Victims of Stereotypes

Happy Friday Lovelies!!
Why is Jax so darn happy today you ask?
She’s still on her Thursday night high after seeing the scorching hot Ian Somerhalder and Chris Zylka!!

This picture was in Glamour magazine last month.  Even Glamour knows eye candy!  Delicious!

Does the fact that he's in a shopping cart mean he's for sale?  I'll pay good money for that!!  Yum!

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This post is dedicated to the ladies!
How often do you find that we are stereotyped and throw into inappropriate woman “categories”?
Pretty darn often!!!!  Hmph! 

Men are always going around saying all different sorts of crazy things to rationalize their own stupidity.
They are constantly putting us down and blaming things on our gender.
Newflash boys: We can do almost everything you can do!!!
…and we usually can do it better….
The thing is, the majority of the time we just choose not to.
Why would women choose not to do things that we are more than capable of?
It’s simple!  Men like to feel “useful” and “needed” so we ask you to help us out.
Besides, chivalry and gentlemanly demeanor is expected from the male species. 

You know that bug that was about the size of a period at the end of a sentence?
Well, guess what?  I could have easily destroyed that evil creature myself!!
You know that really heavy box that I asked you to lift for me?
Well, I really couldn’t lift that…
That would be the “almost” I was referring to above. 

Common Stereotypes Given to Women by Men.

1.  Driving
As if our gender has anything to do with our driving capabilities.
We just have a few more things on our mind than you.  Our focus is a little off… 

2.  Weak
Just because we are females doesn’t mean that we can’t handle ourselves in a hostile situation.
While we would prefer to not have to defend ourselves, we aren’t all that dainty.
Besides, aren’t spike heels meant for beating muggers over the head? 

3.  Blabbing
Women are expected to do all the talking all the time.
Just because we are females doesn’t mean that gossiping is our favorite activity.
Ok, so maybe this one is sort of true, BUT I know many men that love to hear the juice too! 

4.  Pamper
Mirrors aren’t always a girl’s best friend!  We don’t all love to pamper ourselves.
Actually, we hate all the time and effort it takes for us to look decent for you!
Why can’t men just appreciate their hot date and not complain about the time it took to look like that?! 

5.  Menstrual
We are grouchy because you pissed us off, not because of our period that ain’t due for another 2 weeks.
Oh, this one IRKS me… 

6.  Poker
Women are masters in the art of the poker face.
You know that stone cold look we give when we saying “nothing’s wrong”?  That’s a poker face at its finest!
Just saying… 

7.  Crazy
Any stupid little thing we do gets us women labeled as “crazy”.
I know women that are crazy.  Date them for a while and then we’ll talk!  Hmph… 

8.  OMG I Broke A Nail!
If a woman gets pissed off that they broke a nail, they are automatically labeled stuck up and prissy.
This is NOT the case.  We are pissed off because that nail cost us 40 bucks and an hour of our life!
Think about that the next time you tease that we broke a simple nail!! 

9.  Math
Women are always told they stink at math.  I challenge you all to a math off RIGHT now.  You’ll lose.
Maybe I’m just bitter because I work in accounting with a bunch of Asian men who always throw “American White Girl Math" in my face.  Back off and watch my computations!! 

10.  Football
It’s automatically assumed that a woman doesn’t really “know” football or anything to do with it.
Women also can’t possibly be interested in fantasy teams either.
Guess what?  I love football and I beat all the boys in my fantasy league! 

What completely untrue female stereotypes have you heard??

70 comments:

  1. I salute thee for this post. No.9 is ridiculous, except probability and vectors, I am ok.but Indian tag helps?
    Yep, sports one too. I for one would love to play rather than a pizza party on couch yelling.
    Another stereotype? How all men blame women as gold diggers? But Women who hate skinny models are jealous. Rich and successful don't blame women as bimbos, women aren't shallow to stick with dumb guys just for stick. Only men do that.
    We can enjoy beauties with clothes can men do that?

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    1. A saulte?? Well, thanks!!! :) lol

      I love pizza parties on the couch yelling. Yum!!! hahahaha

      Oh, men DO. I hate that!!!! Bottom line is, I loveee being a woman :)

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  2. I think you are correct about all of the above Jax. I bet we can beat you at urinal cake target shooting though..... every time. Ready? lock on target....fire!!

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    1. That you probably could kick our butts on. I mean, we're missing the mechanics more than the skills though ;) hahahaha

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  3. If a woman doesn't have a poker face, I won't date her :P

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    1. Oh, I don't blame you! That's a must... lol

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  4. according to statistics, women do make less traffic accidents, but the same statistics says that when they make them they are much bigger than the ones caused by men :)

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    1. Darling that just shows that we can do what men do and do it better.

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    2. Anne, I couldn't have said it better myself!! Besides, there's a reason why car insurance policies charge more for men then women.

      1. We're better drivers.
      2. We're better negotiators and they fear rising our premiums!! lol

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    3. I'm only afraid of old people as drivers, the thought of someone very old killing a kid with his car just makes me crazy....

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    4. My aunt is 98 and they JUST took away her liscense b/c she got too many tickets in a row. I get that older people don't want to lose their independence, but at what price??? If you can't see, get off the road!!!!!

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  5. All I can reply is by quoting Gary Busey in DC CAB - "Women...you have half the money and all the pussy." which means you can and should be in charge. Women on top, I say.

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    1. Oh Cal, you have such a way with words...lol

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  6. With your #10, I believe you should have your own fantasy football advice blog. There are very few females willing to write on that topic--I am sure the advertisers would love it.

    Have a good weekend Jax.

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    1. But then I'd give out all my secrets ;) lol I'll have to look into it. How would the advertiser's know??

      You do the same!!

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  7. I give my wife a hard time for her disadvantages (I mean) handicap (I mean)challenges. In reality, it's the fear of inferiority that perhaps makes us men belittle women. Let's face it, as the late and great Texas Governor Ann Richards said, "If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

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    1. That is VERY true. We can do anything you can do, in heels!! And being as short as I am, I can do almost ANYTHING rocking 5" heels. :) LOL

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  8. I know somebody thinks women are Blabbers and not to mention any names but it's that pesky rhyming cat.

    We do get pigeonholed more than men do, even though by now we've demonstrated that we can outcompete men in so many areas. And you're living proof that women know football.

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    1. I know someone that thinks the same thing, funny thing is, he can keep up with the blabbing!! Justing sayin... lol!!!!

      Yes, the only difference is, physically I couldn't play football. I'd get trampled and die. But, I could coach!!! lol

      Why do we get pigeonholed anyways????? I say we pigeonhole right back!!!

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    2. But Anne, we do love our women, the way they practically float on air as they walk through a room, lock eyes with you and read your every thought and desire and touch you the way they know no other woman can.

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    3. Well the cat only states what is true. It isn't like a certain someone doesn't blabber..haha...and I'm not embarrassed that I can keep up with the blabbing, bring it on..haha

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    4. The cat is mean. Hmph! Pidgeon holing me into a blabber category....For shame!

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    5. But just because the cat is mean, doesn't mean the cat isn't right!..LOL

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  9. Don't even get me started about football, Jax! Hang on, let me get my husband, Michael Strahan....oh, um, he's busy right now...

    =P

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    1. Yes, him and my hubby Aaron Hernandez are having a nice day out. Us ladies can use a break from all their "tackling" anyways... LOL

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    2. Oh, that's right, how did I forget...silly me! Must have been the "tackling" last night LOL

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    3. LOL!!! Yes, they will be back home for the half time show soon enough. hahahahaha

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  10. Hah your stereotype about math made me laugh. You show 'em Jax!

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    1. LOL Thanks, Rooth!!! It's so unfair. LOL

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  11. Here's one that's true: nagging. Sure if we did what we were suppose to them you'll wouldn't have to nag, but whatever it was probably hard and not worth doing.

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    1. Nagging??????????????? I happen to know more men that nag than women. Nagging is like begging and I don't beg!

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  12. I hate that women are stereotyped into being small eaters... or salad eaters. Whatever, I love steaks and burgers and all that jazz and I tend ot eat more than my boyfriend does - and I'm not afraid to show it!

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    1. Yes!! I coud eat my weight in food. Nom, nom, nom :)

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  13. I might suck at math but I kick ASS at fantasy football. I'm in an all female fantasy football league and when we go out to bars on Sundays the men just drool because we know our football. A bunch of chicks wearing football jerseys trash talkin' football sends guys into overload. GOD, I can't wait for the season to start!!!!

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    1. Girl, I'm doing a fantasy blogger football league. You got to join!!! We have to show those boys UP!!!

      And trust me, I know all about the magic of football. When men call me for football advice I can hear the panting!

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  14. it's so true about being crazy. i would much rather be called a bitch than crazy for some reason!

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    1. Agreed!! What exactly makes us crazy? Sigh...

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  15. I only pigeon hole for fun. One thing I learned is never to pigeon hole a woman, expect the unexpected and you are much better off for it.

    Now pigeon holing the actual person is a whole different matter..haha..once you learn about them, then the pigeon holing can begin. I have no idea why I am using Anne's word though..haha

    Driving both can be a pain in the butt, but women tend to do more while driving and crash.

    Weak, a woman scorned you never ever want to deal with, so weak never.

    Blabbing women like to blab that is a fact, but then certain men do to and we like to hear it sometimes too.

    Pamper, makes sense one just needs to appreciate the time I guess, as long as you let us go to the bathroom first..lol

    Menstrual, don't piss off, check!..lol

    Poker, yes some a very very good, others not so much.

    Crazy, pffft that is a whole post in and of itself, tons of nut balls.

    Makes sense, I'd be pissed too wasting time and money. As for math women can do it just as well as men, they have to count their shoes after all..LOL

    Football got me beat in all areas of that.

    But men are pigeon holed a lot too, like we're all toilet seat leaving up, slobby, beer guzzling, lazy turds. So it all evens out in a way I suppose. There was my rant.

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    1. Pigeon hole for fun? I won't even go there... LOL

      Yes, counting shoes is a big deal!!!! hahahaha LMAO Lazy turds? You said it, not me.... I kid, I kid.

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  16. Holy crap Jax girl! You opened up World War 3 on this one! lmao.
    Well said little one. I have to agree on one thing with the guys though.
    They get pigeon holed also. We sterotype them just as much.
    However you did touch on several of my pet peeves.
    The other one that bugs the hell out of me is when I say something and they nod but are not really listening.
    Then when the event discussed happens they say
    You didn't tell me this....
    Lord that drives me to distraction!

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    1. LOL WW3? Sorry about that...hahahahaha

      Everyone's "pigeon holing" on this post. LOL We do stereotype as much as them, but it's not the point!!! hahaha

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  17. These cracked me up. Especially the math one because I am ridiculously good at math, and driving.

    I will add to these: I can beat you at old school video games like Tetris.

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  18. Oh I so love this :) We sooo do: drive better, blab better, menstruate better ... ok I can see where I'm going here and it's not good!

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    1. Yes, you're not really helping here...LOL

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  19. ah, women and men, so many similarities, so many differences. love your list. the only differences i am comfortable making in a general sense is that women can tend to be more emotional about issues while men can be more rational. keep in mind that 'emotional' and 'rational' are two of those words that might mean something a little different to each person. i think men learn quickly to route their communication away from emotion and women may be wired more strongly toward it.

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    1. You make a great point. Women are a bit more emotional then men...we'll blame it on the hormones LOL

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  20. happy friday dear Jax! hope you have a nice week end!

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  21. Such a great post - have a great weekend!

    xx

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Lol this is very true, btw following :) Nice blog

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  23. yeah yeah ....women do everything better, or so the wife keeps reminding me ;-)

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  24. What is that old saying?

    Women must do a job twice as well as men to be thought half as smart. Fortunately this is not difficut.

    :)

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    1. LOL!!!! I love that!! It's so true :)

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    1. Ok, so my poker face just looks like a girl giving the stink eye while trying not to giggle...LOL

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  26. As a wimpy mail I am in favor of women becoming these more independent, take charge kind of chicks. I am lazy and don't want to do everything anyway. Uhh, just kidding...but I think it's better for a relationship to be closer to a 50/50 partnership anyway, instead of one side being dominating. If you don't believe me, take a look at the one that you're with. That was a John Lennon quote..i don't think it had much to do with what I was saying..but I used to use it a lot, so now I am trying to remind myself to use that quote again. "If you don't believe me take a look at the one that you're with.. Talk about it. Doo something about it..."

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    1. Take charge kind of chicks seem to be everywhere now!! I sort of love that!! Quote away on John Lennon. We love him. His song, Imagine, was the first song that I ever performed on the piano.

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  27. I am usless at maths so that stereotype is exploded. Women being a poker face is true though i think. I don't know why she is angry, i just know it is my fault. Maybe it is just that i am useless at reading people?.
    All other things are equal though, women can do anything a man can do except chase the fag end down the drain.

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    1. Thank you for exploding a stereo type!!!! That is very much so appreciated :)

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  28. Ian is just too dreamy - so jealous of you, girl!
    Ugh the PMS thing pisses me off so much - like come on, it's not our hormones that are making us think you're an asshole.. it's you being an asshole. No matter what time of the month it is, that won't be changing!
    That and the "you're so sensitive" thing bothers me so much - I can't believe that it's 2012 and these things still exist. You'd think chauvinistic comments would be on the way out - let's hope we can make more progress!
    Loved this post, dear! You're a wonderful writer :)

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    1. Oh, Ian is so dreamy!!!!

      That PMS thing pisses me off too!!! You don't even know!! Love your asshole comment, it's so true!! haha Thanks for the compliments!! xo

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  29. i agree with all of these!! and yes its easy for men to think that way but its also true that ( very often ) some women just devided not to do even they're capable of doing every single thing..
    but remember there are lot of things that women can do but men cannot :)

    xoxo,M

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  30. With the breaking a nail thing... it's freaking painful to have your nail ripped from your skin. Any guy who says that he didn't feel a thing is lying.

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  31. you are brilliant. Though I must say that blabbing is a female issue (I know that you state it on the post too) as I have never seen males do the kind of backhanded crap that girls do. Other than that - you are on point Jax!

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