Haircuts like these are often considered masculine
But you won't hear anyone say that this looks feminine
- Because the women who have these haircuts tend to be stereotypically masculine27%(113)28%(221)Vote29%(108)
- You see more male celebrities with long hair6%(25)6%(46)Vote6%(21)
- Long hair is considered good looking regardless of gender now23%(95)22%(173)Vote21%(78)
- I have no idea what you're talking about OP. That's not true23%(98)23%(185)Vote23%(87)
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Most Helpful Guy
Long hair is a symbol of health, youth, and beauty (the last being a consequence of the first two). Generally, as you age, your ability to grow long, thick, non-grey hair goes away - which is why almost every woman over 50 has short hair:
Younger women, who have healthier hair, can grow long beautiful hair:
Men's hair has been typically short for thousands of years, reflecting the fact that they are the ones who do the dangerous jobs (hunting, mining, soldiering, etc.) where long hair can be dangerous. To this day, military, police, miners, oil workers, and many other professions expect men to have short hair (it is often required, in fact) for their own safety.
Obviously there have always been exceptions among both genders - men with longer hair and women with shorter hair - but that doesn't invalidate the rule, or the standard of beauty.4
Most Helpful Girl
You've never heard anyone say long hair on men is "feminine" or "effete"?
Weird... I've heard LOTS of people say that.
My husband has really long hair (in braids, pretty much all the way down his back), and people have had their share of things to say about it over the years -- even though he is honestly one of the least "feminine" guys you will EVER see, both in appearance and in comportment.
Mostly the comments have come from black women (he's also black, mostly if not entirely -- we're not 100% sure of all his ancestry, but, visually, he's black). They've occasionally said that he has long braided hair "like a girl", or similar things.
I mean... to be fair, those kinds of comments are outnumbered by the "Girl holy shit he's so hot" comments by a ratio of at least 50 to 1... lol. But, those comments aren't nonexistent.
About Brad Pitt with longer hair, I've heard lots and lots and LOTS of women (and men) say that the longer hair is just effete, or "gay", or that it makes him look like a "fairy", or any number of other similar observations.
So... in all honesty, I think yr question is mostly a non-question, because the postulated difference doesn't exist.
If you DO observe a difference... this is only because PEOPLE COMMENT MORE ON WOMEN'S APPEARANCES... IN GENERAL.
That's the ONLY possible explanation.
I mean... When I meet with my clients, I actually think about "What am I wearing? How will clients JUDGE what I'm wearing?"
A guy would NEVER have to think about these things -- at least not beyond the bare-bones basics. In other words, a guy might have to think about whether his outfit is APPROPRIATE for a certain occasion/client/event/environment... but, that's where it stops, for guys. No one would EVER scrutinize a man NEARLY as much as a woman for his clothing choices -- nor for the way he wears his hair.
It's just... part of being a woman.
As always, there are both positives and negatives to this.
The big negative is that... I have to worry about this shit more than guys do. LOL
The big positive is that I can manipulate other people's perceptions of me -- and of my competence/abilities/charisma/appeal in general -- a LOT more than guys can, simply by adjusting the way I dress, or do my make-up, or... wear my hair.
I have short hair again now (since like 3 weeks ago). Had short hair for a year or two 12-14 years ago, then it was waist-length from then until now. This time's probably forever -- unless I decide to go the2