Whether you’re waiting in line at the grocery store, chatting with the person next to you in yoga class, having a conversation with your hair dresser, or watching television, all around you, other women are criticizing their man or men in general.
The message is loud and clear; men are dumb, incompetent, simple minded, stupid, or worse.
While waiting in line at the grocery store last fall I heard a lady say to her friend “ just wait until you see our pumpkin this year, I let Mark carve it” and then the other lady responded “well you should see how Joey is dressed this morning, my husband dressed him.”
A part of me wanted to turn around and console these poor women that wound up with a man that couldn’t dress his son appropriately or one that couldn’t carve a pumpkin correctly. But of course I knew they were simply engaging in their favorite past time: Male Bashing.
Male bashing has become socially acceptable chit chat among women, it's a part of our culture, it's a woman's right and if men don’t like it they should just grow up and act like a “man”. Women engage in male bashing so frequently now they may not even consciously be aware of it.