I have noticed an interesting, albeit annoying, phenomenon lately – completely heterosexual men with vaginas. I am not saying the have REAL functioning, vaginas. They have vaginas in the figurative sense, which makes them act like women. No bueno.
Now before you point your finger at me in an accusatory fashion, please know that I am not saying ALL men have vaginas. There are still the manly men out there who grow beards in “Movember” and scratch parts of their anatomy in public that makes their significant others cringe. I, for one, like my men “manly” and am happy to report that my husband Bill has never exhibited signs of even a tiny vagina as part of his anatomy. Yes, I have seen him cry, but not without a good reason. He hates shopping, and has never exhibited signs of bi-polar behaviour. He is an all-American guy who would rather have his teeth drilled without novacaine than get a manicure. He passes gas regularly and thinks it is incredibly funny. He is more comfortable in his Levi jeans and a fishing t-shirt, and he actually had to purchase a suit when we got married, since he didn’t have one to his name. He gives great bear hugs when I am sad, and always makes me feel “little” even when I’ve gained weight. He is also more than capable of telling me to pull myself up by my bootstraps when I am being a big baby. He keeps it real, and I am thankful for my manly guy.
Seriously, these vagina-sporting men are rocking that particular girl part with great enthusiasm. They are moody, weepy, given to temper tantrums, and would rather go shopping than watch sports. They are “in touch” with their feminine side, dress better than most women I know, and they fight like girls – nasty. They show signs of manipulative behaviour and use the guilt card on a regular basis. Every time I am around one of these dudes (I am using that term loosely here) it makes me break out in a rash. How DARE they impinge on those womanly traits? Women are the only ones who are allowed to act like that. It is expected of us. It is our God-given right. It is what makes us one big collective pain in the ass. Seriously, I’m pretty sure if Bill caught himself acting in that manner, he would make me take him out to a field and shoot him with one of his big manly guns.
I do know women who think guys with vaginas are “cute” and are thrilled to have a shopping buddy, as well as a bed buddy, all rolled into one. I, for one, could not deal. To me, there is nothing sexy about a man who is more obsessive about waxing his guys parts than I am about waxing my hoohah. Of course, I am not repulsed by man hair. I find it kind of appealing, and it certainly is handy in the winter when it’s cold outside. I understand that there are guys out there that are sporting the “fur coat” on their backs. I realize women may not find that attractive. That’s fine. Go get laser hair removal. But for chrissake, don’t make a public service announcement about it. This is way too much information. I don’t even want to think of ME getting a wax job.
I think the most annoying thing about these vagina-equipped men is that they are so “in tune with their feelings” and feel compelled to inform anyone who will listen about how they wished their girlfriend could understand their needs. Do I think men have needs? Yep, absolutely. Are guys supposed to talk about it ad nauseum? Nope, not last time I checked. That is a conversation FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND, not the entire world. I do not want to “chat about it” over a cup of coffee. That is what I have female friends for. Us girls have the lock on whining, moaning, complaining and going on in great detail about every little aspect of our lives, no matter how trivial. I can’t even imagine what Bill would say if one of his close buddies came up to him and said, “You know, I really love [insert name here] but she just doesn’t take the time to understand what I’m feeling about our relationship, and that I really just want her to listen.” Really? Yeah, let’s just say Bill wouldn’t handle that interaction well. But it’s never going to happen, because out of all of his guy friends, NONE of them have a vagina. I’m 100% sure he’s happy about that.
It’s not that I don’t miss having a homosexual guy friend. THAT is a totally different animal. They are allowed to have an imaginary vagina. They are the most awesome at telling you which outfit looks like crap on you, and will partake in heartfelt chats for hours about feelings and relationships and Real Housewives of New Jersey. I’ve had several gay friends over my lifetime who not only have maneuvered me through some very dicey relationship issues, but have also kept me from committing some devastating fashion mistakes. Gay guy friends are like great female friends without the competitive edge. There is no competing. It is apples and oranges.
So to any overly-sensitive, overly emotional, moody, weepy guys out there. Stop it. It’s not attractive, or sexy, or even remotely appealing. Pull out your tampon and MAN UP.