Love, Self

5 Things Guys Don't Think Women Can Handle (So Prove 'Em Wrong!)

When we heard that someone was painting parking spots pink in an effort to ease women drivers between the yellow lines, we got to thinking. Is it female drivers who need the extra room or the overzealous man who can't keep his hands off our curves? Sure, we've been known to shudder at the onset of an occasional spider but that's more for your benefit than ours. Men are always making modifications for their female counterparts. From shaving cream for women to push-ups on our knees, we feel as though you're trying to tell us something.

Female friendly parking spots aren't the only example of things being dumbed down for woman. Here are 5 more things he doesn’t think you can handle.

1. Martinis, straight-up. Never mind the pretty blonde serving up that stiff drink, a real martini is clearly too much for a woman to handle. As a result, we now have the Appleitini, Peartini, Tartini and a whole shaker's worth of fruity drinks that are one part alcohol, two parts patronizing. 

2. Power tools. Blame it on HGTV but a spree of home improvement programming finds most of us spending Friday night at Home Depot as opposed to home in bed. While men and women alike find it nearly impossible to resist a home renovation, it's the girls who get handed the hard hat while the men cut and measure. Case in point, Tools For Women, a special set of power tools designed to "inspire women to become confident in their own abilities." Can someone please tell us why we need a stylish screwdriver to get our hands dirty?

3. NFL paraphernalia. We're petty sure we can pull off a correctly color-coded football jersey. Quarterbacks don't wear pink, so why should their female fans?

4. Razors. Don't tell us your neck is more complicated than the entire female body combined. If a woman can run a plastic razor up her leg while balancing on one foot, don't you think she can handle a battery operated Norelco? The female hair removal system revolves around a single blade and a smoldering pot of wax. Where's our flex and pivot technology?

5. The grill. Where was your guy when it came time to register for all those kitchen gadgets and bed linens? More than likely, he was daydreaming about the new Broil King Imperial while running his finger over a stainless steel side burner. While he may not understand the difference between Teflon® and toilet paper, it goes without saying that the grill is his and his alone. Just try to flip a turkey burger without him and you'll see what we mean.