Wednesday, September 12, 2007

the long and the short of it.

Why do men prefer long hair over short hair? I am getting my hair cut shortly (4pm today) and all of the time, the ladies are saying go for it, but the men look horrified. I guess i just don't understand what is at the heart of this gender schism. When women have long hair, they tend to just put it up anyway. So what is the point of having all of that hair if it is hidden? Is it a secret treasure that gets to be touched in private? They can touch short hair too. I will have a before and after montage to put up later this evening so we can discuss.

6 comments:

Vivren said...

I want to know the answer to this too!!

brian said...

There are infinite reasons why "guys like long hair" on women. In a simplistic way, long hair fits the gender sterotypes quite nicely. Men are visual and need things neatly folded and in their proper cubbyholes. Short hair means a more assertive woman -- some men are intimidated by that. Men need visual change also and long hair allows for different looks. Is that enough of an explanation?

DarcyM said...

oh brian. you think you are so smart, dazzling us with your big words, like, "cubbyhole".

brian said...

your flippancy might just have shut closed a large and valuable door to the male psyche, darce.

DarcyM said...

Maybe its the reason i am still single.

brian said...

Ah ... apology accepted.