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2013-04-21 09:18:39 AM
Men also have trouble pushing walls.
 
2013-04-21 09:57:02 AM
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2013-04-21 09:57:29 AM
Someone should just put Salon out of its misery. I read Salon for 12 years, it was an excellent website for most of that time. Now it's just clownshoes.
 
2013-04-21 09:58:24 AM
...or women have a hard time articulating to to men.
 
2013-04-21 09:58:47 AM
The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.
 
2013-04-21 10:00:06 AM
We just take you at your word.

<man>"are you ok?"
<woman, clearly upset>"I'm fine."
<man>.oO(I guess she wants some privacy) Ok, see you later.
<woman>WHY DIDN'T HE DO ANYTHING FOR ME!!?!?!?!?!?!
 
2013-04-21 10:00:21 AM
So.... Disregard women, acquire currency?
 
2013-04-21 10:02:34 AM
Having recently been kicked to the curb for incomprehensible reasons, I'm getting a kick etc etc.
 
2013-04-21 10:02:39 AM
Maybe we understand, but would rather watch football?
 
2013-04-21 10:03:00 AM
Every once in a while we get a glimpse of their logic, and it's frightening.
 
2013-04-21 10:03:33 AM

Garble: ...or women have a hard time articulating to to men.


No. You Must Blame Men for Everything.
 
2013-04-21 10:03:40 AM

Garble: ...or women have a hard time articulating to to men.


Guess you haven't met my ex-gf. She articulates things at about 250 dB.
 
2013-04-21 10:04:52 AM
Money.

There, understood.
 
2013-04-21 10:05:16 AM
From an evolutionary point of view, accurate interpretations of other men's, rather than women's, thoughts and intentions - especially threatening cues - may have been a factor contributing to survival in ancient times.

Makes sense. It's not like women can just say no back in the good o days.
 
2013-04-21 10:05:19 AM
Hey Subby, did you hear this one: Pete may have trouble understanding Repeat?
 
2013-04-21 10:06:13 AM

Hermione_Granger: The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.


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2013-04-21 10:06:42 AM
Oh... we understand... we just don't give a rats ass...
 
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2013-04-21 10:07:13 AM
A new study reveals that men have trouble reading female facial expressions

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2013-04-21 10:08:41 AM

malle-herbert: Oh... we understand... we just don't give a rats ass...


we give a rats ass, we're just waiting for them to stop talking about completely irrelevant crap and get to the point.

We cannot watch football and listen to how you chose the blue socks over the red socks because of thread count.
 
2013-04-21 10:09:36 AM
www.physicianschoiceinsurance.com

On the scene.
 
2013-04-21 10:10:09 AM
It's evolution.  If women were coherent we'd spend too much time talking to them and less time banging them.
 
2013-04-21 10:12:06 AM

twoNineSevenFive: So.... Disregard women, acquire currency?


No, acquire currency, women regard you.
 
2013-04-21 10:13:21 AM
"You dont even care that im upset!!!"

"Well no, because youre being unreasonable."
 
2013-04-21 10:13:43 AM
My whole world is turned upside down!
 
2013-04-21 10:14:47 AM
I think we can read the signals just fine, we just stop caring after awhile.
 
2013-04-21 10:15:08 AM
I don't understand women at all. See, I'm a nice guy, I'd never ever hit a woman, and I'd do anything to make her happy. I adore women, but they always - and I mean always - run off with some jerk who's going to hit them or shame them about their appearance or whatever. I'm enough of a prick, that's my problem.
 
2013-04-21 10:15:47 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: I'm not enough of a prick, that's my problem.

 
2013-04-21 10:15:51 AM

fluffy2097: malle-herbert: Oh... we understand... we just don't give a rats ass...

we give a rats ass, we're just waiting for them to stop talking about completely irrelevant crap and get to the point.

We cannot watch football and listen to how you chose the blue socks over the red socks because of thread count.


Holy crap, no kidding. I can't count the times I've thought to myself "It's been 15 minutes of non-stop talking, and I *still* have no idea what she wants from me or what the problem is".

She: "I've got something really important to tell you"
Me: "OK"
She: "Do you remember me telling you about my cousin Gerald who lived in the city? Well it seems that one day he met this girl who had white shoes. The same type of white shoes that Jessica ordered from Eddie Bauer. Well, it seems that Eddie Bauer used to have a yearly sale on their flannel shirts; you know the ones, I use to use them for the cat bed when they got old. Anyway, Jessica's car got broken into the other day and she called me up crying. I told her to call the police, but you know how she has issue with the police due to the fact that her ex was a cop. She told me about this great place for breakfast..."

15 minutes pass

She: "... and so I told her to tell that biatch supervisor to shut the hell up and..."
Me: "What the hell is so important???"
She: "Oh. The toilet's overflowing. I think you need to fix it"
 
2013-04-21 10:17:37 AM

Abox: It's evolution.  If women were coherent we'd spend too much time talking to them and less time banging them.


So this is why my husband would rather talk to me than fark me? Fascinating....

/never thought I'd be considered too coherent..
 
2013-04-21 10:18:33 AM

Abox: It's evolution.  If women were coherent we'd spend too much time talking to them and less time banging them.


Maybe YOU would.
 
2013-04-21 10:20:00 AM

Hermione_Granger: The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.


Who's got the money and power again?
 
2013-04-21 10:20:26 AM
A woman doesn't like it when a man sits around on the weekend. Yet, to her 'doing things' is having her girlfriends over and talking and drinking and SITTING AROUND ON THE WEEKEND....irrational hypocritical humans at times they are...
 
2013-04-21 10:20:41 AM

WhippingBoy: Holy crap, no kidding. I can't count the times I've thought to myself "It's been 15 minutes of non-stop talking, and I *still* have no idea what she wants from me or what the problem is".


She just wants you to listen. Maintain eye contact and throw in a "Really?" or "Why's that?" every so often. More often than not there isn't a problem or solution. They just want to hear "Yeah that's so inconsiderate of that other person."
 
2013-04-21 10:22:05 AM

WhippingBoy: fluffy2097: malle-herbert: Oh... we understand... we just don't give a rats ass...

we give a rats ass, we're just waiting for them to stop talking about completely irrelevant crap and get to the point.

We cannot watch football and listen to how you chose the blue socks over the red socks because of thread count.

Holy crap, no kidding. I can't count the times I've thought to myself "It's been 15 minutes of non-stop talking, and I *still* have no idea what she wants from me or what the problem is".

She: "I've got something really important to tell you"
Me: "OK"
She: "Do you remember me telling you about my cousin Gerald who lived in the city? Well it seems that one day he met this girl who had white shoes. The same type of white shoes that Jessica ordered from Eddie Bauer. Well, it seems that Eddie Bauer used to have a yearly sale on their flannel shirts; you know the ones, I use to use them for the cat bed when they got old. Anyway, Jessica's car got broken into the other day and she called me up crying. I told her to call the police, but you know how she has issue with the police due to the fact that her ex was a cop. She told me about this great place for breakfast..."

15 minutes pass

She: "... and so I told her to tell that biatch supervisor to shut the hell up and..."
Me: "What the hell is so important???"
She: "Oh. The toilet's overflowing. I think you need to fix it"


The trick is to wait for pauses and say "uh-huh" or "yeah" and "that's understandable"

You can keep them going for hours and they have no idea you aren't paying attention.

/Just don't get so comfortable you aren't listening for the surprise question that will fark over your entire game if you can't answer.
 
2013-04-21 10:22:13 AM

Hermione_Granger: The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.


So what are you trying to say?
 
2013-04-21 10:23:39 AM
Would this be an appropriate place to link to that article about the lady judge that was surprised she'd have to look at gruesome crime scene photos?
 
2013-04-21 10:23:49 AM
As a woman, I must admit that they are really difficult to read & I truly feel for guys.  Women often aren't sure what they want, but they expect men to "know" what they want anyway, or "know" what they are thinking/need, etc.  They will lie that everything is "fine", when they are mad.  Then they just stew about it until they blow up.

However, it's not just with men.  They do that with each other as well.  Pretend things are ok, then biatch about each other behind their backs until they get an opportunity to stab you in the back.  Or, they will just be really catty to you, but avoid any chance to discuss any issues & deal with the problem.  Which is why all of my best friends are men, or women who are not girlie girls.

Guys are simple.  They want sex, beer & food.  Maybe a back rub too.  When they are mad, they punch each other out, sometimes literally, go have a beer & everything is fine.  So, even though I'm bi, I really prefer men.
 
2013-04-21 10:23:54 AM
It's because it seems when women are communicating, in addition to the non-verbal cues there also appears to be some kind of test or game playing with you to see how you will respond. My boss is a champion at this. Instead of just getting something done by direct communication on a topic, she will say something that will hint at what she wants, because she wants to see how the other person will respond.
 
2013-04-21 10:24:35 AM

Arachnophobe: Hermione_Granger: The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.

So what are you trying to say?


That women can't compete with under evolved men.
 
2013-04-21 10:24:43 AM

fluffy2097: The trick is to wait for pauses and say "uh-huh" or "yeah" and "that's understandable"

You can keep them going for hours and they have no idea you aren't paying attention.

/Just don't get so comfortable you aren't listening for the surprise question that will fark over your entire game if you can't answer.


I've got an hour long loop of "uh-huh", "I see", and "the nerve of that biatch" recorded on my phone. In some cases (e.g. when she's doesn't even have the courtesy to come into the same room as me to "talk" to me), I just turn it on and get back to doing important things.
 
2013-04-21 10:25:14 AM
comslave: Money.

There, understood.


To be fair, looks, age, and physical fitness also plays a role.  Interesting things are far more interesting coming out of the mouth of a pretty boy trust fund kid than an old old poor fat guy.
 
2013-04-21 10:26:17 AM

chaosangel: Or, they will just be really catty to you, but avoid any chance to discuss any issues & deal with the problem.


I once listened to like a forty minute diatribe from one woman, complaining endlessly about some other woman's actions, and made the mistake of asking "So why don't you just call her up and explain this to her like a rational adult?" I've only made that mistake once.
 
2013-04-21 10:26:29 AM

s2s2s2: Arachnophobe: Hermione_Granger: The article pretty much makes the point that men simply haven't evolved.

I concur.

So what are you trying to say?

That women can't compete with under evolved men.


Wow, that's pretty sad. It must suck to be a women. How useless they must feel.
 
2013-04-21 10:27:19 AM
So, how long before A Lady Doth Protest Too Much, and mocks/questions the manhood of those of us who've been farked over by circumstances beyond our control in the Mating Game?
 
2013-04-21 10:27:25 AM
Sample size 22
 
2013-04-21 10:28:10 AM
"I expect you to know what I want, and to not try to solve my problems for me."

"Also, fix my problems for me, and quit assuming what I want all the time."
 
2013-04-21 10:29:12 AM
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: chaosangel: Or, they will just be really catty to you, but avoid any chance to discuss any issues & deal with the problem.

I once listened to like a forty minute diatribe from one woman, complaining endlessly about some other woman's actions, and made the mistake of asking "So why don't you just call her up and explain this to her like a rational adult?" I've only made that mistake once.


I remember with my ex, when we were arguing, I'd retreat into cold reason.  This, somehow, would make her angrier.
 
2013-04-21 10:29:13 AM
Modern Family nailed it: Phil's Day at the Spa.
 
2013-04-21 10:29:25 AM
Here is an excerpt from the scientists' log:

March 2nd, 5:37 pm. Absent-mindedly tracked mud into house. Wife appeared angry, but when I asked her, she said loudly "No, I am not angry! I love cleaning up the floor!" She then stomped over to the closet. Her love of cleaning was misinterpreted as anger.

March 4th, 6:03am. Wife made simple request for information ("Does this dress make me look fat?"). I give a simple, factual answer. Wife appears hurt, but logically she must be satisfied with my answer. Another misinterpretation.

March 12th, 10:30 pm (roughly). My wife appears passionate this evening, but then suddenly asks if her mother can stay with us for a week. After I tell her my opinion, she says she is not feeling amorous. Note to self: couch needs softer cushions to sleep on.
 
2013-04-21 10:30:50 AM
Spiderweb thinking, how does it work?
 
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