By Flora Cramp.
Was my initial response on viewing the tornado of utter turd that is the Men’s Health website.
In addition to the buffet of articles about a) abs b) abs and c) making money out of your penis, there are approximately a willion offensive ‘articles’ written about those illusive, needy, whining little creatures: women. I thought that nothing in the whole world could be worse than their article about Home Décor, but I was sadly wrong; after twenty minutes spent browsing their website, I was forced to retire to a warm, safe place with a kitten and a bottle of gin, in order to recover. From the security of the airing cupboard, Fluffy and I now present the 21 most offensive things that Men’s Health have said about women:
1) ‘Breasts are like adverts.’
2) ‘Girls who eat salads in front of you care too much about their appearance, and aren’t entirely honest.’
3) If a woman wears Cashmere, she is saying ‘I want to be touched.’
4) ‘Women need four hugs a day!’
5) ‘If a woman goes to ‘a bar, club or party, she’s probably open to—or even looking for—something.’
6) ‘Sexually attractive women have higher than normal levels of oestrogen, and a stronger inclination to cheat as a result.’
7) Actually, forget number 6, ALL women are ‘hard-wired for infidelity.’
8) If she wears jeans, ‘she’s employing evolutionary tactics to get your attention…Just like female chimps on heat.’
9) By wearing said jeans, she’s putting her ‘fertility out there…This outfit is a classic tease.’
10) ‘Most women are excellent at hiding their sexual history because they perceive that guys prefer non-promiscuous women…Generally, they are right!’
11) ‘Certain female smiles indicate undesirable levels of testosterone.’
12) ‘If she’s 37, steer well clear’ as she will be battling ‘strong impulses to start a family.’
13) If a woman wears a strapless top she’s saying ‘your place or mine?’
14) ‘When a woman accentuates her waist with a figure-hugging dress, particularly in a bright colour, she’s signalling she’s above other females in terms of reproductive ability.’
15) ‘Women still look to men to protect and provide.’
16) When trying to convince a woman to make a sex tape, wait until ‘she’s flipping through your Playboy, then mention how sexy she’d look in the pages and gauge her reaction.’
17) ‘Gender role orientation teaches women that, in order to survive, they need to get a man for his resources.’
18) If a woman sits in the middle of a room, she is ‘confident, sometimes to the point of narcissism.’
19) If a woman sits on the aisle seat of a bus, she is displaying ‘egocentrism and a belief that she doesn’t belong in the real world.’
20) ‘Women have evolved to make snap judgements about your worth without even having to talk to you.’
21) ‘Women are attracted to men with large eyes because this subconsciously reminds them of babies’ faces.’
There are many, many more gems to be found on the Men’s Health website, but I just haven’t got time to list them all; I’m hard-wired to have sex with rich, baby-eyed pensioners, you see, and putting my fertility out there is a full time job. So, just like a chimp on heat, I’m off to have vociferous sex with a resourceful man, eat my own nits and piss all over a tyre swing.
“If a woman wears Cashmere, she is saying ‘I want to be touched.” Eh, substitute “cashmere” for “a short skirt” there and you are on very dangerous ground.
I also read them all in the voice of Phil Daniels for some reason so it was like a very misogynistic rendering of Parklife.
That should be substitute ‘cashmere’ WITH ‘a short skirt’, obviously.
This is full on misogyny
…which is NOT to say some of the comments aren’t downright offensive, by the way….
Eurgh. This is dreadful gender stereotyping. It worries me that blokes might actually look to this as solid advice.
Then again, look at the gender stereotyping that magazine provides for what a ‘man’ should be.
Oh bloody hell. It’s so depressing. And the way they back it up with “Science”…
what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck