Just a short selection of comments I found. It seems men can’t seem to get away from being called pedos and perverts.
Sticking to myself at shopping centers.
I’m a tall(6'3), bearded man who grew up in a small town of about 800. So I grew up holding the door for anyone, saying have a nice day or howdy everywhere I go, and help anyone with anything if they need it. It’s just how I was raised.
One day I was headed to my girlfriends house and decided to stop at Walmart to grab some snacks on the way down. I was 20 years old at the time, but for as big as I am and the beard you could confuse me for 25-30. Anyhow, I was standing in the chip isle and noticed a little girl no older than 5 wandering around looking frightened, so I walked over and said are you lost? And she just kept saying “ mommy ” so instantly trying to do the right thing I thought to take her to the cashier so she may call over the loud speaker and call for her mother. As I walked she held her hand up to hold mine and I thought nothing of it, being as I was only doing the logical thing. Next thing I know the mother runs up to me screaming and snatching her daughter up, calling me a kidnapper and threatening to call the police. I tried explaining the situation and where I was trying to take her, unfortunately she was an uneducated moron and at that point I got a little heated and decided to tell her to maybe not let her child run off next time. Moral of the story, I tried to do the right thing not even thinking about how it would look for a bearded man to be walking with your little girl, even though they shouldn’t of been left alone, but it’s definitely something I’ll never do again.
When shopping with my wife and she wants to try stuff on I just have her text me pictures of her outfits if she wants my opinion.
We were at Macy’s a few months ago and I was just patiently waiting outside the dressing room waiting for my wife and she would open the door and step out to get my opinion.
I was just looking at my phone and minding my own business when I notice people walking up to me. A middle aged woman had gotten a manager and she had brought a security official of some type and asked me to leave or they would be forced to call the police.
It was super embarrassing and now I feel super self-conscious when shopping with my wife.
I stopped going to the playground with my niece. She loves it when I’m there with her. Going on slides with her or pushing her swing. But according to the mother’s there and the old ladies its creepy for a man to go there, even with my niece.
At first I didn’t care, I just ignored them. But some even went as far to ask my niece who’s only 3 if I was her father and other inappropriate things. Even got the cops called on me twice and after explaining the situation and having to go as far as having to get my sister down there, they left. But I’m still a creep to the woman’s eyes. I don’t talk to the other kids, I say Hi back and answer them if they ask something.
But… I just don’t understand.
I’ve been getting driving lessons recently and after the first one the instructor dropped me off and when we were organising new lessons we just said we would meet at the same place. It’s outside a school.
We probably met there about 10 times at various parts of the day in a car with massive “Driver Learning School” stickers all over it.
A woman came up to me yesterday as told me how it was wierd that two men met there and how people were talking and how there were “weirdos” about who people thought were selling drugs and how we wouldn’t want anyone thinking we were “weirdos”.
I’m a large dude. I seem to get more scared of this at work.
I’ve been told I’m intimidating in meetings. I pay close attention to my tone and body language now.
I stare at the elevator doors with my headphones on, especially when a lady gets on.
When the kids charity uses our offices for events every few weeks, I go to a different floor to use a private bathroom so I’m not alone in a public bathroom with any kids.
I volunteer at cub scouts. No parent or scoutmaster (predominantly male) is allowed to take the children anywhere alone. Not even to let them play in the gym after the pack meeting.
A female colleague was leaving the company. I offered a handshake. She asked for a hug (which I gave). I told her that in a company with 60% women, you never assume a hug. She nodded and said ‘Fair point.’
I have a bad back. I asked for a place to lay down occasionally during the day for short periods of time. They told me to use the 'wellness room’. Which is built for and decorated for nursing moms. And it’s outside the women’s bathroom. I told them a 6'4" dude with a beard laying on the floor outside the women’s bathroom is not a good look. They agreed. I lay on the cold tile of the handicapped bathroom now.
All it takes is an accusation, even if wholly unfounded. The conversation will always be there. I make sure I don’t even put myself in that situation.
Does anyone else think about the time 6'4 Matt Boyd punched a player BIGGER than him and then ran down the court and practically hid behind the goal? And 5'0 Andrew Minyard Stepped up to a guy who is bigger than Matt? Like Matt practically hid behind Andrew and it was beautiful.
Why I think ru Paul's drag race is a better influence on young girls than Americas next top model
Antm: contestants come in one body type: skinny and tall
Rpdr: contestants come in all shapes and sizes, from violet chachki with her teeny tiny waist to ginger Minj who’s big and beautiful
Antm: focuses primarily on looks
Rpdr: focuses on creativity, confidence, and personality
Antm: some people can be beautiful
Rpdr: ALL people can be beautiful. You can be a 6'4" 40 year old gay man and be beautiful.
Antm: “you wanna be on top?”
Rpdr: “if you don’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
So I'm a tall dude, I'm 6'4. I lived in Alabama for two years, and in Tuscaloosa I once met a girl on the University of Alabama volley ball team who was 6'9", I shit you not. Do you know what it's like for a behemoth to meet a bigger behemoth? Especially when the second behemoth is supposedly a myth? It involves the phrase "please don't eat me."
On the super rare occasion I meet someone who’s littler than me, I get really macho and cocky. So it’s prob for the best that I’m small.