Let's see, I'm good friends with 3 girls from my university class and for our birthdays we skipped all the surprise stuff so we just say what we want, it's more practical instead of getting something that one might not like so much and having to pretend you love it. One of the girls chose a dress, the other a teapot and the third chose a handbag, I chose a gaming computer mouse.
Why bother labeling things like this and looking for a reason to take offense.
There's nothing wrong with saying women like pretty things, women care about their appearance far more than men on average, perhaps for them pretty is practical? Not to say that this is universal, but so what if this could be true for a large part of people?
haha One year I asked for a fishing rod and reel for my birthday....best gift ever.
But I also love perfume, and jewelry as gifts.
It's not a stereotype.
Although there are a lot of women, who find - let's say a screwdriver - a handy present (my sister would)... Still most women fancy something with a bit more glare. It's a fact. I need a new set of screwdrivers, so either give it to me as a late birthday present or fuck off.
I don't know if it's an "honest" statement. Most women I know appreciate both kinds of things as gifts. Most men I know also do.
True. I like a nice watch. But is that two birds with one stone? :)
Me too. Yeah...kind of. :)
I would say it's just a generalization.
What praytell in your opinion is the difference between a Stereotype and a generalization? :)
All stereotypes are generalizations.
Not all generalizations are stereotypes.
Perhaps I should have chosen "Sexist". I guess it didn't seem sexist to me because the generalizations, while based on sex, didn't seem nasty.
Let's just say that most people would find it honest and overly sensitive feminist would find it sexist.
What do they not find sexist? Anything? Nope, according to them anything that you could ever possibly say is sexist unless you chant the liberal mantra.
and even then your sexist, not only are they attacking others, but they are tearing themselves apart as well its hilarious
Of course we have a double standard. That's because there are two sexes.
It's just dumb, actually. Useful, pretty and comfy are my main points when getting stuff. It's all depends what I'm buying. It's normally a mix.
Buying myself a 350Z on Tuesday. Useful? Maybe a little. But it’s pretty. And really fast. :)
I prefer useful gifts, ‘nuff said.
I cI can only answer for myself - I am a practical woman so even if flowers are nice sometimes a long lasting useful gift is better. and will last longer. When I was married my husband knew to give me things I could use and I still have many of that set of cookware, until someone took a frying pan and moved out with it. Never let anyone stay in your home - they are hard to get rid of and think they have the right to steal because in my case I scrimp and save so it appears I have a lot, but if I spent my money on butts beer or eating out I wouldn't have anything.
I notice that all respondents are hooked on the answers, not the question.
The question is whether that is sexist. I think it is pretty obvious that nobody can know _most_ men or _most_ women, so any answer at all has to be based on impressions and prejudices.
Besides that, there is the unspoken assumption that prejudice is bad. It is not. The difference between the sexes is the most important fact of life, after being sure the building is not on fire.
My wife and I are just like you in that regard. We don't waste money on ridiculously expensive decorations. Practicality rules.
Still though, if anyone wants to buy me a 2018 Corvette Z06, they can have at it.
I'm pretty sure that I'll never own a car that costs more than a house. A nice Stingray from the early 70's should eventually happen though. You gave away your age. You're my age or a year older. I was far too wild to have money for a hot car by then. A year later, I met my wife and that changed me completely.
erry the person could have bought the car used?