As a teenager, I imagined a "gender Utopia" where we all wore androgynous suits and had equal access to the field of lumberjacking. Years later, I appreciate difference as much as I once thought homogeneity was the same thing as equality. Yes, my husband makes me laugh (or annoys me) when he does some "guy thing" like being oblivious to our daughter's new purple hair or stopping for take-out ribs on the way home from dinner at a ribs joint, but being okay with difference also means a four-year-old boy won't get bullied when he shows up to pre-K in a skirt.
Comments on the differences between the sexes abound on Twitter, where the hashtag 'Things Guys Don't Say' is trending. It's full of stale observations about men being horny slobs and women buying too many shoes, but, well, some men are horny slobs, and some women are obsessed with shoes and maybe having a laugh about it will mean we won't have a fight about it later. Here are our top ten:
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