Letters and situations keep coming in from the ladies for the Men’s RoundTable to examine and discuss, but this week we decided to tackle something more fundamental. Namely, this picture:
Surprise, surprise ladies — you gave us our own group and two weeks later all we’re really doing is posting and commenting on booty pics. And let me tell you something:
Some women might not understand how we can be like this all the time and not get tired of it. Some women don’t understand a lot of things men do. We’re all human of course, but the way the sexes look at the world can be very different.
It’s those differences that sometimes lead to the most frustration, and it’s a shame because it really shouldn’t have to. I mean sure when we do something really wrong you need to let us have it — but what you see so many times when men and women fight is a lack of understanding of what really makes the other side tick.
So this week we put it to the guys to answer a very simple question:
Name one thing you wish women would understand about men.
We presented this letter to the OHN men’s roundtable and opened the floor to discussion. Men from all across the country offered advice and opinions — and let me tell you, things got pretty real this time around. Here are some of the highlights:
We are very simple creatures. F**k us, feed us, let us watch sports and we’ll pretty much do what they want. Men are programmed to kill shit and drag it back to the cave.
We aren’t mind readers, and our thought process is a lot more straight forward then they assume.
1. Men hate to argue, and hate to have long, drawn out talks about things that could be discussed in 5-15 minutes. Get to the damn point!
2. Men wish women would say what you really feel. Stop beating around the bush!
3. Men hate to be compared to other men/relationships from your past.
4. Boobs and ass are awesome, and we’re gonna look (that being said, just because we look doesn’t mean we want to touch).
5. Insecurity is really unattractive.
6. Boobs and ass are really awesome.
Men may be simple creatures but we ain’t stupid — 9 times out 10 we know if a chick is just trying to run game or use us for whatever. We can tell if she’s doing stuff she really isn’t into just because she thinks she has to. It’s just a matter of how long we’re gunna go along with it or not.
Stop thinking that their pussy and head game is more than enough to keep a man while refusing to learn any other skills.
Yeah, like how to field dress a deer, or roll a blunt, or pour a perfect pint, or shutting the fuck up.
Men hate it when a woman comes to us with problems they have no intention of ever solving and wasting time talking through hours of details about said problem even though they don’t want a solution at the end. Bitch that is what your girlfriends and Oprah are for. Bring me problems you want solved — not those you wish to wallow in.
It drives men nuts when women let the world feed into the insecurities they have about their bodies. I’m with you ‘cause I like that you have a dump truck ass. I left my ex for you ‘cause you had a dump truck ass and she didn’t. Stop letting Cosmo and society mess with your self-esteem so much that you end up with a horrid eating disorder that makes me not ever want to kiss you let alone put your mouth anywhere near my junk.
As men — we don’t really try to change shyt about a woman. A man gets with a woman for the way she is RIGHT THEN. But it seems like a lot of women get with a man because she can see the potential in him.
How ladies figure they can turn a drug dealing thug into Idris Elba, I don’t know — but they do.
One thing I want women to understand is that not all men are Mr. Fix-its. I don’t know how to fix everything broken on your car. And that doesn’t make me any less of a man. Sure I can do something’s but don’t at me like I’m crazy because I can’t auto-magically make everything work the moment you tell me your car is making a funny noise. I’m not a mechanic, but I can pay one to fix it. Your daddy was a shade tree mechanic because cars back in his day ran on rubber bands and spit. This shit now has more electronics than your house.
I just want her to understand a coupla things:
Yes it does makes you look fat.
That doesn’t mean I don’t love you.
That doesn’t mean I’m out here tryna fugg a skinny bytch.
But gat dammit, if YOU think it makes you look fat — what in Every Available Fugg do you think I’M thinking?
Put something else on and Keep It Moving.
Ladies, I love your enthusiasm — but some of you do not know how to give handjobs. I’m sure there are plenty of things that guys could learn to do a little better and handle more delicately, but stop with the trying to start a lawnmower action already.
But that’s just our opinion. What do you think?
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