You might be surprised at what these guys wish they could do.
Feminism is the talk of the town lately. Women are standing up for their rights, calling out the people and establishments that are keeping them down, and banning together to fight against gender inequality.
While men sometimes seem like the enemy of this movement, the truth is, many of them are getting left behind in the quest for equality, too. In 2017, when life is supposed to be getting more progressive, men are still feeling pressured to appear masculine even though there are plenty of feminine things guys love.
There are certain gender norms and expectations that men still feel the need to adhere to, and frankly, it’s all kind of bullsh*t.
A recent Reddit thread was uncovered where one person asked, “What thing would you do if it wasn’t so ‘feminine’ or socially ‘unacceptable’?"
With answers like “hair removal on my ass” and “saying that cute things are cute,” it became pretty addicting to scroll through the feed and see what else men wished they could do if they wouldn’t be judged for it. Here's what they had to say:
1. I want to smell like florals.
“They're all flowery and fruity and sweet. I wish I could smell like a flowerbed all the time without getting judged.”
2. Use the perfume that women use.
“It’s a really simple thing, but girls just f*cking smell good.”
3. Stay up to date on proper skin care.
4. Never change out of yoga pants.
“If I didn't have a penis, I would only wear yoga pants.”
5. I'd always wear comfortable leggings.
“I bought some fleece long underwear that are more or less a male equivalent to fleece lined leggings. I told my wife I now 100 percent understand why she wears yoga pants and leggings at every available opportunity.”
6. Make quilts.
“Honestly, I think I'd get into quilting. I think it's awesome that you can make something like a quilt and give it to someone, who'll literally wrap themselves in the gift you've made them.”
7. Take up knitting as a hobby.
“I'd knit so hard, bro.”
Aside from the things they wish they could wear or the ways they want to smell, these men also feel that they have to refrain from certain hobbies that aren’t deemed masculine enough. Ladies, maybe it’s time to start bringing a little feminism into the life of your guy by finding out what they would do if they wouldn’t be judged. Hey, you might just get a new spa partner out of it.