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All Men Are Alike

Updated: Feb 16


All Men Are Alike…They Just Have Different Faces So We Can Tell Them Apart


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Men! Enough Said.


Men are all alike – it seems to be the consensus amongst everyone you talk to these days. The only difference is how they look. Like zebra stripes this is the only way we can tell them apart. But how they think, act, react, treat others—more times than not they seem to be all the same. This design is not necessarily a dis to men, but rather a statement towards the ongoing fascination of how in sync all men seem to be. Men, don’t take this to heart – we all have the ability to change. Here’s hoping for individual change.


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THE STORY BEHIND THIS CREATION by the designer


All men are Alike! No, not referring to the 1920s silent era comedy drama starring May Allison and Wallace MacDonald or the Lee Ephraim Broadway Play at the Hudson Theatre in 1941.


This refers to the common thought and viewpoint which states all men are alike. While biologically all men are very different from women (obvious organs come to mind), there is a common stance that all male thought processes are the same. A decade or so ago, this was somewhat proven scientifically with a study on the different brain tissue matters used by males and females and how males utilize different parts of the brain with the same thoughts proving they think differently than women.


According to another research study there are two types of brain tissue matter, gray (represents information processing centers) and white (works to network these processing centers) which evolved over time yet both operate equally regarding intelligent behavior. The study goes on to say men think more with their gray tissue matter while women utilize white brain tissue matter. And to be clear usage of either tissue matter does not impact or affect their intelligence performance.


Another study showed male and female brains are wired differently. Male thought processes goes from front to back with a few connections across the two hemispheres while women are wired more left to right so the two hemispheres are more interconnected.


While some studies explain why men and women excel at different types of tasks, they both perform equally on broad measures of cognitive ability, such as intelligence tests.


Another study showed (how many studies have been done???)in women 84 percent of gray matter regions and 86 percent of white matter regions involved in intellectual performance were located in the frontal lobes, whereas the percentages of these regions in a man's frontal lobes are 45 percent and zero, respectively. (this is why women tend to experience more destruction with a blow to the frontal lobe than men).


Research found men tend to use one side of their brain for verbal reasoning and women use both for visual, verbal and emotional responses. The research went on to say men are better in spatial coordination and have a better sense of direction (this is still no excuse why they fail to stop to ask for directions when they are lost?).


Another result is that men listen with only one side of their brain while women use both (something women knew all along don’t you think?).


Men think about sex 19 times a day (women, 10). Men play sports three times more than women (however, this appears to be more of an issue with availability for women sports and the socioeconomic impacts of their environment).


Other psychological studies (repeated over decades) revealed women defined their gender as being friendlier, warmer, more anxious, more sensitive to their feelings than men. Men, on the other hand, see themselves as more assertive than women and more open to new ideas (really!?!).


Regardless of all these studies and research, it is obvious a scientific quantifiable approach can be reached on the census of biology, however, the question of psychological differences between the genders become more complicated and controversial and then the impact of socioeconomic means also comes into play.


In the 1990s, John Gray ‘s fast selling book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus clearly addresses the differences of men and women from various aspects including communication, emotional reactions and responses and varying elements of existence. (Little known fact John Gray was a relationship counselor and earned degrees in mediation—would like to know how successful his marriage is, well, he did get divorced in 1984 and remarried in 1986 and stayed married to his 2nd wife, so…).


It is apparent the reason his book resonated so much with audiences is the mere fact of the concept and cohesive thought that men and women are significantly different and people flocked to this book to try and understand why. (I guess all these scientific and psychological studies are attempting to do the same thing.)


It appears we may never know exactly why the two genders are different. Then again, does it really matter why. Differences aside, the commonality amongst the sexes are the most important element. We are all children, parents, siblings, friends, and lovers to someone in our life. Regardless of the differences, the thread holding us together is human kind. Neither gender makes us more or less kind, greater or lesser parents, or better or worse spouses. Regardless of male or female we each have good traits and bad traits, good character or bad character. For better or worse we are who we are. No study, research, or poll will change the individuals we have become.


So, while the public thought process of the division of males and females remain commonplace (the Mars and Venus) and the parodies that ensue (Women May Be from Venus, But Men are Really from Uranus), the designer has created this design to affirm the fascination of the axiom about men.


All men are alike…they just have different faces so we can tell them apart.





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