Guys Confess What They Hate Most About Being A Man

Guys Confess What They Hate Most About Being A Man
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Being a man can be a mess.

It's not all fun and games.

Of course, being a lady isn't fun 24/7 either, but let's talk about the boys.

There are problems and issues galore.

But no one talks about it enough.

Well, time for your Ted Talk.

Redditor Pale_Armadillo_254 wanted to hear about the downsides of being men, they asked:

"Men of Reddit, What's the one thing you hate about being a man?"

I hate having to always be chivalrous.

Like... open the door for me sometime.

Not Now

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"Sometimes my penis just won't listen to me."


"My boyfriend every time I cry about something."


Smooth Surface

"Baldness. I miss having hair to run my fingers through. In my teen years I grew it out because I knew I wouldn't have it for the rest of my life. I miss playing with it, I miss the warmth, and the cooling (short hair actually acts as cooling fins compared to being bald and sweat just pouring off)."

"I miss the sense of it being blown in the wind, I miss the slight protection against bumps and scrapes (cabinets are the bane of my existence). When I had a girlfriend, one of the nice things she would do would be to drape her hair over my head so I could reimagine having hair."



"Being completely invisible. It can be an advantage. When I want to I can go about my day in peace without interruptions from anybody. And sometimes you just want to slip into the background and be anonymous. But at the same time nobody asks you how you are doing, if you need help or acknowledge that you exist at all. If you have problems you just have to deal with it yourself and get over it."

"On the plus side you get good at problem solving, but it can be mentally tiring and demotivating at times. A lot of men are completely starved for positive attention. Not just from women, but any kind of positive attention at all. The last time I heard anything positive about my appearance it was from grandma. It was 15+ years ago and I am pretty sure she was drunk."

"I talked with my wife about this a few years ago and she found it very weird and sad. After that she has started to say something positive from time to time to the people she work with. The first time she did it was one of her closest coworkers. He was completely dumbfounded by it. He knew very well that it was just a friendly compliment, but he said he didn't really know how to handle it. Because he could not remember the last time something like that had happened."



"The automatic assumption that I just know about mechanics, carpentry, and DIY."


"I notice this with my dad, everyone assumes he knows what he's talking about when it comes to mechanics or DIY stuff but he has no idea so he comes to ask me or my mum because he's utterly clueless but yet no matter how much he tells people, they still keep coming back to him."



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"When I go to pee and have it all lined up just for it to shoot out a 40 degree angle."


"Even worse is when you get a split stream where you can't angle both of them into the bowl at the same time."


Peeing is such an obstacle.

Man Up

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"Many people in my life assume that I can just turn off my anxiety and depression at will to 'power through' because... manly man reasons."


"That’s one thing for me that I hate. I basically have to power through my negative feelings because everything will go wrong if I don’t. And then my friends and family wonder why I have issues being vulnerable."


Just Moms

"As a single dad, my son is generally excluded from things like park meet-ups or birthday parties because apparently, I don't fit in with the other parents. I've probably been told it a thousand times in a thousand variations. What they actually mean is I'm a man, and mums don't want me around because it's generally just mums."


Help Me

"Lack of emotional support. People always think you have some hidden agenda."


"And when you voice frustration and upset, people take it as anger."


"Try being 6'4 290lbs and having this issue. I've gotten written up at work because I was intimidating someone. For voicing my frustration."


"This happened to me about 2 months back. Was getting pushed pushed pushed, regularly forced to work OT because the people above me couldn't manage deadlines properly. My voice raised a little expressing my frustration one day in the office, barely, and now management thinks I have an anger issue. Yet my boss yells at every thing. Time for a new job."


In Copenhagen...

"About a month ago, I was walking down the street in Copenhagen, it was close to midnight, and I was the only one on the street. It was dark and a bit foggy. I was minding my own business, having my headphones on. I hadn't noticed, at some point, I was walking about 15 ft behind a young woman. She was clearly walking faster, slightly looking over her shoulder at me."

"I understood the situation, and stopped walking, pretending to look at windows, while she had time to walk out if sight. I understand why she probably was nervous, walking alone down a dark street, with and older guy walking behind her, and as such, gave her space to get some distance between us. I also hate, that, thats where we are."


Just Blah

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"I guess men's fashion. I've had absolutely no luck finding anything I like, and all my current clothes are very plain."


Men, these things can certainly be frustrating. Thanks for sharing.

Do you have anything to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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