ANSWERS: 34
  • because men by default do things that have a point, for example, if a man asks another question, its really because he needs to know the answer, wheras women ask a question for no reason. that doesn't make logical sense to most men, so they think everything a women says or does is for a reason and thus take it seriously.
  • They talk to much and after a while it starts to sound like gibberish
  • why do so few women take men seriously? It's a two way street, and until we realize that we will never be taken seriously.
  • I think the younger men are starting to. Women are becoming a force in management, politics, the clergy (some churches), and the upper levels of the workforce. Older men, like me, have found that there are many more of them than men in upper age groups and you have to get along. I see women are starting to suffer from some of the ills like ulcers, High blood pressure, etc. that work stress causes. They are starting to catch up to men in that area. Dispite the traditional "woman" still left in society that men can afford not to take seriously, there are those who are now stepping into serious roles.
  • Because men and women think differently. Men are goal oriented, while women are relationship oriented. That means women, who statistically talk more then men anyway, talk about things that are irrelevant to the average man. After awhile, we shut you out, out of self-defense.
  • Work is for serious, women are for play. Just kidding. There is nothing more important to me than the women in my life.
  • Because women take nothing seriously, oh except shopping, dressing, eating, remembering important days and a man's bank account.
  • Because it takes them so long to develop maturely IMHO!
  • I believe its because women are taking themselves less seriously.
  • I'd have to answer that just based on my own personal experiences. Women don't know what they want. They think they do, and have this perfect picture in their head of what they want, but when they get it, they don't want it, and take it for granted, and throw it away. Men can never really believe that what a woman says, is actually what she means.
  • when they can't work themselves out why should we have to, maybe if they didn't make things so complicated they just may find we male will start to take them seriously, when females learn the art of giving simple answers to things instead of extrapolating things to the ninth degree maybe then ...but until this happens we men will continue to hear the start of a Q or A then switch of for the middle bits and tune back in on the end
  • Do you seriously want to know?
  • Because most men and women don't understand how the other gender's mind works.
  • I am surprised (and sad) that most of the responders to this question have simply agreed that it is true, that "so few men take women seriously". In the circles I mix in, which are largely Christian, women are taken very seriously, and are heavily involved in decision making and policies making. We are also very represented in leadership and active in lots of the prayer and Bible groups. Many of us are leaders of groups, not just in the traditional "female" spheres of women's groups and Sunday school, but leading small groups, arranging and running seminars etc. I, myself, am often up front of the congregation in various roles, and am listened to.
  • Because men are desperate to hang on to their position of being "in charge".
  • Well you talk about so much different random shit after we to know you for awhile we get immediate responses for question which we identify by the tone of your voice. Sometimes if were unlucky we will get the question voice mixed up with the statement voice. Then you get really mad and kick the TV off the stand and start throwing unopened beers at me.
  • Assuming this is true perhaps because women can be so fickle.
  • I am not sure, where you live, but women, are taken very seriously everywhere, I look.
  • I've never had a problem being taken seriously.
  • Ask a man as to "why women don't take men seriously?" and you will have the answer...
  • i don't know... but it's a really good question and i had to post something in the answer box so that they would email me when there is an answer.
  • Because they don't realize that different doesn't mean inferior?
  • Do woman want men to take them seriously? Because if most men took woman seriously, they would probably end up hating woman. I for one take woman seriously, and became gay because of it.
  • it goes both ways, its just normal human nature for both sexes, if you take things seriously all the time you end up dead at 25 from a heart attack or in a mental hospital.
  • Because most men are Idiots (myself included on occasion)
  • I take women seriously, I just don't take those that embrace victimhood seriously. Heres a clue, don't bitch about how the world's unfair, make it fair.
  • You know the phrase blonde bimbo well the T.V. shows and the porn shows really didn't give us a good advantage I think if women would have used more their brains over their bodies we could have stood a chance but for the many women who believe their bodies are their only way to get ahead didn't help the rest of us.
  • I honestly don't know why other men are so dense as to not realize that women are people too. I guess desensitization and society have taught them to be that way.
  • Because they always think the glass is half full
  • because some women talk just to talk and don't make their statements clear and to the point. It's very hard for the man to figure out what she's trying to say.
  • Maybe you are dealing with the wrong men. I take women seriously, especially the ones in my life.
  • Oh come on. Men don't take most women seriously because many women especially younger women (ages 16-30) are so busy trying to be sex-kittens and act ridiculously because they feel it is expected. They don't realize that the men they are targeting are laughing at them, not with them. Too many women dress like whores and expect to be respected for their minds. If a man came up to you half dressed would you take him seriously? Women expect men to be successful i.e. make good money, drive nice cars, dress to the "T". Why can't men expect the same things? If that isn't enough a lot of girls/women these days are driven by what they see on TV and read in magazines about relationships, which is 95% bullshit. They are often whiny, high maintenance and just too fake to be taken seriously. Once again that is most women, not all.
  • Because they are brought up to believe that brains and balls go together and if you don't have one, you don't have the other. Personally, I think that women are a very valuable source for getting a clear and different perspective on an issue. Before I retired, I would frequently seek out opinions on decisions I would have to make. I would get about 5 opinions and then make a decision. If I was going to ask 5 people, I would make at least 3 of them women. Women always approach a problem from a different angle and any man who does not value a different point of view on an issue, is suffering from mental Glaucoma.
  • I take women quite seriously.Know what it gets me?... Alot of women who despise me, because I, apparently, give them too much credit. I overestimate their ability to discuss serious things-especially things that affect gender relations-without them wanting to bite my head off should I disagree with them. I envy the guys who don't take women seriously. They're ignorantly blissful.

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