A wonderful piece on the idea of the Man Cave and small sexisms.
The idea of a Man Cave is problematic. But all that goes away if we can also create Woman Caves (or something more clever-sounding).
I assumed everyone already understood why “Man Caves” are lame and sexist. But it turns out I’m wrong.
I just discovered a Pinterest board (created by Pinterest themselves) called Man Cave Essentials. Here’s the description: “Every man needs a place to unwind and hang out with friends. From chilled pint glasses to fancy remote controls, we’ve got all the tricks to help customize your own man cave.”
I get it, Pinterest. You’re trying to prove that there’s a space for men on your site, which I agree with and which we can talk about later. But I want a board called “Woman Cave” (or, you know, something more clever-sounding).
Why the Man Cave is sexist
Here’s the big reason that the Man Cave is problematic, from
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