While we’ve all been guilty of discussing myths about men at some point, it’s time to finally acknowledge all the popular myths about men that need to be debunked. Let’s stop generalizing men based on silly myths. After all, women have had to deal with this for ages, and we all know how frustrating it can be. Which myth about men are you most amused or offended by?
1. Men are simple
Based on this myth, men don’t care or think much about anything and definitely don’t have complex feelings. They are also terrible at understanding women. Fortunately, this myth is false, except for a few bad eggs. In reality, both sexes are equally complex and people are just people. This myth needs to be abandoned if you are in a relationship with a man.
2. They are not cold
As strange as this myth is, it is a big one. Maybe it’s the fact that he always offers you his jacket. But have you ever thought that maybe he’s just being chivalrous by pretending the cold doesn’t bother him? Men don’t have a higher body temperature and they’re certainly not superhuman – they’re just trained by society to keep us cozy and suck it up if they’re cold.
3. Boys don’t cry
Unfortunately, boys and men in our society are taught to be an iron wall with no displays of emotion, but in the real world people feel things and sometimes express them whether they want to or not. Interestingly, women are not guilty of this myth. Instead, men should let this myth go and realize that there is a difference between being a self-pitying crybaby and having a healthy cry once as a grown human being.
4. They never ask for directions
It’s an old stereotype that just isn’t true anymore. Based on this myth, a person will never admit to being geographically challenged. Refusing to admit you want help isn’t about gender—it’s a major character flaw, and there are women who are guilty of it too, so the next time you want to make gender assumptions, pay close attention to anyone who which can be by acting like this and you will see that the situation is not just for guys.
5. They only care about sex
Promiscuity isn’t just for boys. Many women also prioritize sex, proving that what you think about sex is not determined by gender. Also, not all guys are cuckolds who want to sleep with a woman and run away. Many men are not afraid to settle down and experience some commitment. Like many ladies out there, they’re just hoping to find someone to grow old with.
6. Men are afraid of beautiful women
A beautiful woman tends to judge, but it’s not like men are the only ones making these judgments. If you support this myth, you might as well say that all beautiful women are high maintenance and all gorgeous guys are players. We are all guilty of making these assumptions sometimes. As the saying goes: don’t judge a book by its cover!
7. Men hate talking and listening
Someone’s gender does not necessarily mean they are bad at communicating. The equivalent myth about women would be that they are all drama queens. Many men are talkative, as well as good listeners. Also, a lot of guys talk – just not the way women want them to.
8. A man’s worth is determined by his work and how much he earns
It is related to status and is definitely maintained by women and men. In our society, men are equated with their work because of their defined position as breadwinners in society. A man with a more powerful position or a higher salary will attract more potential romantic partners, even if their values and morals do not match. Our jobs don’t define us as women, so why should they define men?