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Why is playing with barbies such a "girl" thing and playing with cars such a "boy" thing? It's sad that it keeps otherwise passionate individuals from pursuing something they could really love for fear of being judged.


u/T-Spin_Triple asked:

Men: what feminine activities and things do you feel tempted by but only don't do or pursue out of fear of judgement?

Here were some of the answers.

It's Sad When We Shun Affection

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If it would be okay for me to be more affectionate to people without them thinking that I'm either gay or into them, because I say I love you a lot to my friends (because I care about them!) but some of them get uncomfortable so I don't.

SlimPapi8

No Good Choice

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I mean the women in my life hate when I talk about feelings.

Happy=nothing to report

Sad=some sh-t I gotta deal with on my own

That only leaves anger, and considering the stereotype for men to be an angry sort... yeah. We only want to talk to you about feelings when it's something that's pissing us off, and after a while you just think we have anger problems so we don't do it too much.

Cinnacism

More Floofy Hair

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When I was 15-16 and I had long hair I was messing around with the 30 different hair things my mom had

I did something right cus I looked like Naruto for a week

So floofy

So ploofy

I'm pretty sure I looked like a paintbrush but the Combs couldn't comb it down at all...

MrPotatoFudge

Just Wanna Look Pretty

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Mani-pedi. I could really use one, but I'd have to go with someone, preferably a woman, because I just cannot handle that particular brand of social anxiety alone.

Mythnam

Why Are Leg Positions A Gender Thing?

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I cross my legs sometimes when I sit. It's just more comfortable to me until I have to switch but it's pretty rare if I ever see any other guy sit in the same position. Usually it's the skinnier guys who are more likely to do it.

Sometimes I'll sit properly with both feet on the ground or cross my legs like a guy when I get conscious of other people around me even though it's less comfortable.

blueicebar

Danse La Femme

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Funny story. Made a promise to my gf that if they couldn't find a male for the male part in their dance for the dance team (like art dance no cheerleading sh-t) that I'd join. 3 weeks later they didn't find anyone so I kept to my word and joined. I was the only guy with 15 girls and my friends couldn't believe it when I told them. To be honest, it was awesome. I got to experience something that I've never done close to in my life. It took emotion, execution, and some physical strength. I gained so much respect for dance as an art form from this experience and it is something I highly recommend guys to try out. Through six competitions, I only say like 6 guys. Don't be scared to jump into it even if you're a little bit interested

Lawfulneptune

More Cooking Pleeaaaaase

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It's less that I don't do it, but more that I don't talk about it with most folk I know.

But I f-cking LOVE to cook and bake. Main dishes, side dishes, desserts (I REALLY like making desserts,) breads, muffins- f-ck, I've even made my own home-made donuts using an old recipe that called for LARD. I love cooking and baking. Love it.

Looking Fabulous Has No Gender

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Makeup.

Not, like, blue eyeshadow and lipstick, but maybe some stuff to cover that annoying zit. Or stuff to make my beard look more full and thick

Maybe even a touch of eyeliner to make my eyes pop. Who knows.

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Yas Smooth Skin

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A few weeks back I was with my niece when we somehow got on the topic of razors and shaving and stuff. She only started shaving her legs in the fall, and mentioned how she hadn't done it all winter since, because she wears pants all the time in the cold, nobody would see and judge her for it. I said that's funny, because I only shave my legs in the winter since, because I wear pants all the time in the cold, nobody would see and judge me for it. She burst out laughing, she thought it was the funniest joke I've ever told.

I wasn't joking.

MyNameMightBePhil

It Fits.

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For me I golf the women's tees. My favorite golf balls are "women" balls. Baseball, women's softball bat was always the best. Fit best in women's size shoes. The list goes on and on. My only problem is why do so many of them have to be pink or bright neon. Well it used to be, it is getting better.

Billiamohoughie

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