Although one must admit that the stereotype is not that far removed from reality – Russian women do pay an inordinate amount of time and attention to how they look. Putting on full makeup just to pop out to the shop? You will be constantly outraged – and may become paranoid - at the persistent your girlfriend attracts from her admirers.Her dozens of bottles and jars on the bathroom shelf will very quickly crowd out your solitary antiperspirant and will eventually start falling on your head while you take your shower.
It sounds so flattering on the outside, but it’s really just a way of saying, “Hey, most girls are lame and you’re not. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” It’s the same rule with male feminists.
But the reality is that men never say this when a woman is overweight.
It is only uttered to girls who fit the dreaded “cool girl chic”—the ones who seem to be able to slather their mouths in buffalo wings and conveniently remain a size 2 (PS: those girls are actually working very hard to maintain an effortlessly hot persona).
Do you usually date women that you don’t think have any substance at all?
I get this a lot when I complain to men about how much I hate shopping, which I do, because it’s expensive and exhausting and unless you’ve got Emily Ratajkowski’s body, it’s also often demoralizing. You shouldn’t assume that all women are biologically addicted to shoes.
It’s also why it’s annoying when I order a salad and a man says, “Oh, come on, get a burger.