Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Those Wimpy Bitches

In another stereotypical article about women being but maybe not as vain as men (*gasp*, men and women can be multi-faceted AND similar at the same time? BLASPHEMYYY!!!1), I am happy to report that women were once again reminded of how wimpy they are.


Here is said stereotypical article.

The problem that I have with this article is that I'm not quite sure of where to place the blame. Is it the author or is he just the messenger that I really feel like shooting? Take this sentence:

Now ladies, you may be tempted to decry this as further evidence of the wimpification of the American male. Or say that men are the new women.
Now, is this him applying this to women, as if we hate our own supposed inherent characteristics enough to hate men for having them, or is this an actuality? That women will think that men are wimps because they care a little bit about what they look like? I didn't decry a thing in this article other than an overall feeling that femininity was being equated with vanity, wimpiness, and weakness.

Still, I'm not sure who's making this equation. Is it the article's author, or U.S. society in general? Hell, maybe it's both.

1 comment:

Emily said...

The last paragraph in the article sounds to me like he's saying that while women are "vain" to simply look good, men are "vain" in order to maintain good health.