14 Things I won’t apologize for. And neither should you!

Just as a forewarning, this article is primarily directed toward men. I recently read an article that highlighted 20 things women feel they should no longer be obligated to apologize for. On this list were some very logical topics like menstruation, pooping, number of sexual partners, etc. However, the general tone of the article struck me as feminist bullshit. Women will all line up to agree with the topics highlighted in the article and then turn around and criticize a man for doing his manly things. Talk about a hypocritical double standard… So, to lash out with my own brand of passive aggressive “haterism,” here’s my list of things men should not have to apologize for:

  • Not putting down the toilet seat – This one actually really bothers me. How difficult is it to lower a seat before you sit on it? As men, we do it every time we take a dump. Just because you sit for both bodily functions doesn’t give you the right to dictate that we lower it after peeing just to convenience you. Sorry, I’m not sorry. We raise it to pee and lower it to shit. You can lower it for both.
  • Not being clean shaven – There’s something to be said about having a rough beard. Some guys don’t like it, whereas others like myself, find it empowering. Plus, beards grow out from a shave very quickly.
  • Working too much – Believe it or not, I’ve had multiple girlfriends who insisted that I put my career ahead of them. Now, seeing as I didn’t marry any of them, there may be some merit to their claims. That aside, in today’s world you have to work your ass off if you want to have anything; especially when in a relationship (I don’t care who you are, relationships will cost you out the ass; being single is so much cheaper).
  • Being hairy – It’s freaking genetics. Sorry we can’t all be male model, 6-pack abs and hairless. But we have hair. On most guys, it’s everywhere; our heads, faces, arms, legs, backs, asses, etc… we are hairy. And before you get grossed out, there’s a difference in being hairy and unhygienic.real-men-have-chest-hair
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  • Not being a bodybuilder – Obviously, we should all do what we can to live a healthy life. However, for some its simply not feasible to devote our lives to proper diet and working out 6 hours a day 7 days a week. With this comes one of my favorite double standard sayings: A guy will fuck a fat girl, but a girl won’t fuck a fat guy.
  • Not always understanding a woman’s emotions – it’s been scientifically proven that men and women have different chemical and hormone levels. This causes us to think differently. This is why we don’t breakdown in tears during The Notebook. (or even have the desire to watch said film.) Pile on top of that the fact that most men have been groomed since birth to be tough and brush it off, well… we just don’t get it.
  • Wanting to hang with the guys – Humans are a social creature; we need social interaction. And based on the differences highlighted in the last bullet point, we need some time with people who think like ourselves; aka, our buddies.
  • Scratching – it’s an issue of comfort. I can see how this can be difficult for women to understand considering they’ll suffer through a day in the most uncomfortable clothing ever invented just because they think they look good. Men, on the other hand, we don’t care about our appearance nearly as much as women. This is why the majority of us have no problem taking the time for a good scratch in public.
  • Eating meat – I could go into detail about how it’s a primal instinct and it satisfies our inner predator… In all reality, it’s just damn delicious.Eating-meat-makes-men-look-more-masculine
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  • Not asking for directions – Stereotypical though it may be, I hate stopping to ask for direction. 9 times out of 10 I walk away twice as confused as I used to be because some half deaf old guy at the gas station gave this for directions: “Well, go up about 2 and a half miles to where the old pig barn was ‘fore it burnt down in ’72. Hang a right ‘til ya see the old McHenry place and then a left at the rusted out tractor… or did the county haul that off?” Yeah, I’d rather google it and figure it out on my own.
  • Not wanting commitment – Yet another of my personal “flaws.” I am a very career driven individual. Because of that, I’m not about to let ANYONE hold me back from becoming the best I can be. However, if you’re not a career driven person, there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to make a commitment to someone else.
  • Not returning phone calls – as a general rule, I hate talking on the phone in the first place. Couple that with how busy I am and how little regard I have for my cell phone, I’m likely to leave it on the table at Denny’s. If you need to get ahold of me that bad, keep calling. Don’t depend on me to call you back.
  • Speaking our mind – Men are generally straight forward. Ask what’s wrong, and if something is, we’ll tell you. By the flip side of that coin, if we have an opinion on something that we think should be heard, we’re going to voice it. Whether it be that your friend is a nosey bitch or that the waiter has been to every table but yours 5 times in the last 10 minutes.
  • Being a man – in today’s feminism driven world, and with the “war on women,” (I say that with as much sarcasm as I can muster inside my head) it’s nothing for people to have the mentality of “you’re a man, you’re privileged. You should bend at the knee to make things easier for women, minorities, etc.” Now I will agree that there should be equality for everyone- male, female, black, white, green or purple. But there’s a difference between delivering equality and demanding that those who’ve “had the power” in the past start getting less. Yes, I’m a white man. But I’ve also worked damn hard for what I have, and I will not apologize for what I am in the process of getting what I’ve worked for. Just as no black person should apologize for being black and no woman should apologize for being a woman.



– Cameron Blevins

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