Monday, September 27th, 2010
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Why Women Are Always Apologizing

"Okay, okay, I'll apologize!"Science has figured out why women apologize more frequently then men do. It's because they are wrong much more often tend to think that every little infraction must be addressed and atoned for. Men, on the other hand, know that an apology is only warranted for major incidents, like sleeping with your sister or forgetting your birthday or sleeping with your sister on your birthday and then forgetting about it. Anyway, let's learn more.

"Men aren't actively resisting apologizing because they think it will make them appear weak or because they don't want to take responsibility for their actions," said study researcher Karina Schumann, a doctoral student in social psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. "It seems to be that when they think they've done something wrong they do apologize just as frequently as when women think they've done something wrong. It's just that they think they've done fewer things wrong."

Damn right. You broads should probably learn to be a little less sensitive, okay? Also, Happy Birthday! And sorry about that thing with your sister.

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BadUncle (#153)

I brushed my hair into a Bieber earlier today. I did it as a joke. And yet, I still apologize.

BadUncle (#153)

But sexier, of course.

HiredGoons (#603)

Nothing says sorry like a blowjob.

Or a coupon for a future blowjob.

brent_cox (#40)

Those coupons are worth the paper they're written on. Or at least the ones I have weren't.

garge (#736)

@brent: in most cases, they are nontransferable

barnhouse (#1,326)

Sometimes I'll be out driving around and suddenly I apologize out loud, just idly.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Sometimes I'll be walking around and, out loud, accept whatever apologies might be floating by.

BadUncle (#153)

Pull my finger to hear my apology.

barnhouse (#1,326)

@Miles Klee Sometimes I'll feel unaccountably a little lighter, a bit less guilt-ridden! Hmm.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

I apologize to women all the time, just never to other men. It'd be like cleaning up the place for having the guys over to watch the game. It's just not necessary.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Someone needs to apologize to my sister.

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

Is Dave Bry really…a woman?

saythatscool (#101)

If he is, then I get dibs.

Bittersweet (#765)

Nah. If he were a woman we'd be getting at least 10 Public Apology posts a day and the charm would wear off.

Multiphasic (#411)

Balk, your choice of pronouns might possibly suggest that you forgot it was your birthday and/or slept with your sister.

I await your groveling.

Annie K. (#3,563)

Those pronouns were interesting, switching from "they" to "you," as they did. Like Balk started out addressing us, the internet, about these womens, and ended up addressing some woman himself. Quite revealing, and now I just have to figure out what it revealed.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Some women apologize as a gentle reminder that he should be apologizing as well. This is how an ideal interaction would work:

Me: I'm sorry I nagged you about leaving the toilet seat up. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal.

Him: I'm sorry I've been emotionally unavailable lately. You're the perfect girlfriend and I want to do whatever it is that will make you happy.

BardCollege (#2,307)

LAME

scrooge (#2,697)

My wife apologizes to people who bump into her in the street. What is it with, as they used to say, dames?

Crantastical (#4,127)

My mom does that! It drives me insane.

It's to shame the other person for not apologizing. Broads are passive-aggressive that way.

The one time, ever, that I *didn't* do this, the person who smacked into me yelled something along the lines of "Watch where the fuck you're going next time." An insincere apology beats getting yelled at by a stranger any day.

BardCollege (#2,307)

That's very Canadian of her.

cherrispryte (#444)

Hey everyone, just wanted to say I'm really sorry I didn't comment today, I've just been so busy and things are – oh, what?

Right.

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