I'm not a man who tells women to smile, but it feels like a lot men were not properly socialized to treat girls and women like real people, like equals with their own complex worlds and emotions. Maybe it's also because a lot of men feel so removed from their own emotions that they will project that onto women, thinking nothing of asking someone put up pretense for the their sake. IDK. It's misogyny, it's entitlement, but men aren't born like that. They are socialized like that.
Lol reminds me of what the Joker says in the Dark knight, he says.So I had a wife, beautiful, like you, who tells me I worry too
much. Who tells me I ought to smile more. Who gambles
and gets in deep with the sharks... Look at me! One day,
they carve her face. And we have no money for surgeries.
She can't take it. 1 just want to see her smile again, hm? I
just want her to know that I don't care about the scars
So.. stick a razor in my mouth and do this..to myself. And
you know what? She can't stand the sight of me! She
leaves. Now I see the funny side. Now I'm always smiling!🤣🤣 eh what was the question again🤔 Oh why do men want women to smile. It's probably a old misogynistic trope some hang on to. Just smile toots🤣
It's a bad/lazy form of flirting and lots of dudes are bad at it, like brah if you want her to smile, maybe just smile at her and she will smile back...or say something nice or clever or whatever instead of trying to tell her what to do...along those lines, maybe guys do it because there's a control thing going on?
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