You know why I don’t buy Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Vogue, or any other gender-specific magazines? Because they always have those obnoxious “when she says she means…” or “when he does he really wants to…” segments, which are so ridiculous and cliche I just want to puke all over the magazine in anger. Sometimes those types of articles can be funny, but usually they play on cliched generalizations and cultural stereotypes about whatever group they are talking about.
Well, as a woman, I can tell you that a lot of that crap is nothing more than … well, crap. Especially the ones in Maxim and on those ridiculous “for men” sites online. It’s crap, crap, crap – just more things that men want women to mean when they say something (because it is no secret that when a woman says one things she usually means another).
Here’s a little diddy I like to call “Five Things She Says That Really REALLY Mean Something Else.” Do I think this way when I say these five things? Not usually, although on occasion (particularly in the case of #4) I have been known to think more along these lines. There are a lot of women who do, though, and so I think we should just lay it out there and get over it. As soon as we do, I’m sure life will be a lot easier for everyone. Right?
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