If linguistic patterns are any indicator, if you want something to be incredibly popular and eventually spread to every subset in society, gear it towards young women. Despite the fact that young women are trend-setters, however, almost anything that is associated with them is generally considered not as good as the young (or older) male equivalent.
Compiling an exhaustive list of things that people tend to put down because they are too closely associated with femininity and/or feminine youthfulness would be both exhausting and depressing. Taking a moment to ponder if there are any good reasons to put down certain things and not others, and if our reasons are not as based on personal preference as we might want to believe, however, is an approachable goal.
You just might be buying into the hatred of the feminine if you criticize the items to the left much more so than the items on the right, if at all.
|“Girly” Thing||“Manly” Equivalent|
|Facebook / Twitter||Google+|
|Myspace angles||Cock shots|
|Selfies||Picture with “hot chicks”|
|Gossip magazines||Gaming / Sports magazines|
|Celebrity worship||Sports star / CEO worship|
|Tumblr / Pinterest|
|Chick flicks||Action movies|
|Pole dancer||Gas station attendant|
|The Royal Wedding||The Super Bowl|
|50 Shades of Grey||Mainstream Porn|
|Bubblegum Pop||Generic Dude Rock|
|Crying at work||Temper Tantrums at work|
Have you noticed any other stereotypically-feminine hobbies that are reviled much more than their stereotypically-male equivalent?