If you haven’t heard, Daniel Tosh recently got in trouble for making some rape jokes and jokingly saying that it would be funny if a female heckler were raped right now. Read about it here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/11/why-daniel-tosh-s-rape-joke-at-the-laugh-factory-wasn-t-funny.html
Now, having done stand-up comedy before and just generally not giving a damn about what I say I generally believe that offense comes from the way you say something and not what you’re saying. That being said, I haven’t gone up to many (read: 0) black people and dropped the n-bomb on them.
But what I want to talk about is how I would not want to deal with what women have to go through every day.
I recently started going to the a gym again, and what I notice when I go to the gym is that there is an abundance of good looking women there. People who go to the gym are usually there because they care about being in shape, so they usually have pretty nice bodies. They also wear skin-tight spandex. I’m not sure why they wear spandex, but there aren’t many guys in spandex so I’m going to assume it has something to do with the possession of boobs.
So what happens when I see them? Biologically, I can’t help but look. When attractive women with nice bodies wearing skin tight clothing are doing squats in front of me, my brain says “look”. This is a pretty normal reaction, but then I realize that they are at the gym for the same reason I am at the gym. They are there to work out. So I try to look away. Every once in a while though my brain will remind me to “look” and when I do I rethink the same thought and I look away.
Then it gets me thinking, would it be uncomfortable for me to work out if people were always staring at me? Yea… it would be. I’m sure it’d be a little flattering occasionally but when strangers keep looking at me while I’m just trying to work on getting some pecs? That’d get a little annoying.
What I also notice when I go to the gym is that there is an abundance of weirdos there. Weirdos who go to the same gym as these good looking women. I’m sure there are people who will just stand there and stare holes into girls’ yoga pants. The biological response tells them to, but some kind of sociological response fails to trigger in their brain and they don’t care that their continued staring would make someone feel uncomfortable. As a dude, I’ve never had to deal with that, but if I’m there to work out, to get fit, to get some muscles, I don’t want someone staring at me. Especially when I’m all sweaty or making funny faces while pushing out that last rep. This is the explanation I’ve reached for all the girls I see there wearing tons of make-up as if they’re going out for a night on the town. They can’t go anywhere without feeling like someone’s judging them. And that’s a little sad.
So number 1, I feel bad for girls because anything that they do, including mundane activities like working out, will result in some weirdos making them feel uncomfortable every once in a while.
Number 2 is talking to men.
I feel bad for (good-looking) girls because it is a guarantee that 80% of the guys they talk to are sexually interested in them. This is biologically normal as well, but it also presents a problem, because guys who are sexually attracted to a girl will treat them differently (read: nicer) than they would treat a girl they’re not sexually attracted to.
For average-looking girls, they’ll think “some guys are nicer to me than others, I like those guys more”. For good-looking girls, they’ll think “everyone is nice to me all the time!” Good-looking girls live in a world where everything is catered towards them, but they’re unable to tell who will really be there for them when all is said and done.
Both good guys and douchebags are sexually attracted to you. They all bombard you with positive remarks. How do you determine which person is the good guy and which one’s the douchebag? It ain’t easy.
So if you’re a particularly good-looking girl, I feel bad for you, because you will constantly meet people who seem nice, but are only doing so because they’re sexually attracted to you, and you will respond to them, and you will be burned, because the truth is, there aren’t that many good guys out there. Pro-tip: Look at how they treat other people, especially people they don’t know, and judge off of that. If they treat you like a princess but they treat a waiter like shit, odds are, they’re not really a good person.
Number 3 is that you bleed for a week out of every month. I don’t know what else needs to be said about that, but I hate bloody noses and you guys have week-long bloody noses every month, only your nose is your vagina. That just sucks.