I was talking to a friend who has studied psychology and was told that throughout history, women have been interested in manly masculine muscular men. It wasn't until the 20th century that things started to change. Women these days are into tall skinny dudes instead of the masculine and macho dude. Why do you think that is? And please don't say that because these guys are douchebag and women learned to like something else because not every masculine dude is like that. And also please don't say women realized that muscles don't pay bills because there are plenty of healthy masculine dudes that are doctors or in other successful professions.
Most Helpful Girl
ima a girl and i DONT GET IT !!
i go stupid for those rugged cave men (refined cave men obviously lol)
men are getting more and more feminine by the second it's mind blowing!
but im pretty sure it has a lot to do with how masculine some women are getting..
i feel that maybe in a few decades the roles would be reversed completely :(1
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Most Helpful Guy
I think traditional gender roles are changing, you notice that women are becoming more masculine, men are becoming feminine. Things are morphing together, and becoming interesting, and at times awkward... It seems like the roles have reversed somewhat. It would seem to me, that women are becoming so, in order to succeed in business roles and their career. Whereas men are being encouraged to express their emotions more, and to 'play' with more feminine characteristics, simply because being unemotional doesn't cut it any longer. It's not reflective of individual character, we are complex, multi faceted beings. This aspect of our being may have been suppressed in previous times when life was a lot harder and jobs were utterly exhausting.
Anyway, the real reason I wanted to reply was because I distrust your psychologist friend's analysis. Freakishly large muscles, in my view, is a relatively modern thing, where people have sufficient leisure time and wealth to over-eat and 'sculpt' in the gym. Manual workers of old, if you see pictures of them, were strong as fuck, but not as huge as gym goers are now. They had way more functional and well rounded strength.1