Should it be considered acceptable for men to carry purses?

Page 1 of 5 [ 67 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

nurseangela
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,017
Location: Kansas

09 Mar 2016, 10:06 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I carry a knapsack.


You don't call it a "murse", Mr. K.?


_________________
Me grumpy?
I'm happiness challenged.

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 83 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 153 of 200 You are very likely neurotypical
Darn, I flunked.


kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 69,242
Location: Queens, NYC

09 Mar 2016, 10:09 pm

I've never heard the term--until I saw you write it.



nurseangela
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,017
Location: Kansas

09 Mar 2016, 10:10 pm

Aunt Blabby knows about it too. A "murse" is a male purse. I think you should now call your knapsack a "murse". :)


_________________
Me grumpy?
I'm happiness challenged.

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 83 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 153 of 200 You are very likely neurotypical
Darn, I flunked.


kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 69,242
Location: Queens, NYC

09 Mar 2016, 10:18 pm

It doesn't come out of my mouth easily (maybe because of a little dyspraxia?)

I'll stick to knapsack :D



NewTime
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Apr 2015
Posts: 1,890

09 Mar 2016, 10:26 pm

nurseangela wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Yigeren wrote:
I think men should carry bags. ...
No one is going to make it mandatory for a man to carry a purse; especially as long as trousers have pockets and backpacks/rucksacks are still acceptable.

A man needs only a wallet, a ring of keys, eyeglasses and maybe a comb and cell phone - pocket items.

Men do not need to carry those things normally found in a woman's purse, such as:

- checkbook
- spare reading glasses
- sunglasses
- candies
- deodorant
- hand lotion
- hand sanitizer
- handkerchief
- hairbrush
- hair clip
- scrunchies
- lip balm
- medicines
- sunscreen
- nail clipper
- face powder
- lipstick
- mascara
- tissues
- calendar / date book
- breath mints
- various items related to feminine hygiene


I always wondered about that - aren't there any single guys that have checkbooks?


I didn't know guys didn't have checkbooks. Wow. And guys don't ever carry medicine with them? No sunscreen? Isn't it important to protect the skin?



nurseangela
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,017
Location: Kansas

09 Mar 2016, 10:31 pm

NewTime wrote:
nurseangela wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Yigeren wrote:
I think men should carry bags. ...
No one is going to make it mandatory for a man to carry a purse; especially as long as trousers have pockets and backpacks/rucksacks are still acceptable.

A man needs only a wallet, a ring of keys, eyeglasses and maybe a comb and cell phone - pocket items.

Men do not need to carry those things normally found in a woman's purse, such as:

- checkbook
- spare reading glasses
- sunglasses
- candies
- deodorant
- hand lotion
- hand sanitizer
- handkerchief
- hairbrush
- hair clip
- scrunchies
- lip balm
- medicines
- sunscreen
- nail clipper
- face powder
- lipstick
- mascara
- tissues
- calendar / date book
- breath mints
- various items related to feminine hygiene


I always wondered about that - aren't there any single guys that have checkbooks?


I didn't know guys didn't have checkbooks. Wow. And guys don't ever carry medicine with them? No sunscreen? Isn't it important to protect the skin?


I don't carry sunscreen because it's usually night when I'm out (or early morning), but I sure do carry otc meds for headaches and such. I don't know how men survive. 8O


_________________
Me grumpy?
I'm happiness challenged.

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 83 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 153 of 200 You are very likely neurotypical
Darn, I flunked.


Feyokien
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,635
Location: Eä

09 Mar 2016, 10:34 pm

nurseangela wrote:
I always wondered about that - aren't there any single guys that have checkbooks?


I have a checkbook locked away somewhere. Maybe used it 5 times in my life. Fits easily in my pocket. Only things I ever carry around on a regular basis are:

-Keys
-Wallet
-Phone

and very rarely a comb.

When in school on the other hand, I'd carry around my shoulder strap computer bag a lot with or without my computer. It's like a very specialized evolved purse/satchel I guess. Like an Aye Ayes grub finger :P

Image


_________________
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing.


Feyokien
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,635
Location: Eä

09 Mar 2016, 10:37 pm

NewTime wrote:
I didn't know guys didn't have checkbooks. Wow. And guys don't ever carry medicine with them? No sunscreen? Isn't it important to protect the skin?


"Guys" are supposed to be darker skinned than their female compatriots. It's a well documented thing in advertising beyond the blatantly obvious phrase: tall, dark, and handsome.


_________________
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing.


nurseangela
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,017
Location: Kansas

09 Mar 2016, 10:40 pm

Feyokien wrote:
NewTime wrote:
I didn't know guys didn't have checkbooks. Wow. And guys don't ever carry medicine with them? No sunscreen? Isn't it important to protect the skin?


"Guys" are supposed to be darker skinned than their female compatriot. It's a well documented thing in advertising beyond the blatantly obvious phrase: tall, dark, and handsome.


Dark, sure, but not sunburned - that's red.


_________________
Me grumpy?
I'm happiness challenged.

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 83 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 153 of 200 You are very likely neurotypical
Darn, I flunked.


CockneyRebel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Posts: 102,006
Location: Hanging out with my fellow Sweet Peas at Stalag 13

09 Mar 2016, 10:43 pm

I feel that it should be. I feel that members of both genders should be able to do whatever they wish, without a care in 2016.


_________________
Schultz

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26&start=645


Austinfrom1995
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 11 Jan 2016
Age: 25
Posts: 3,348
Location: Texas

09 Mar 2016, 10:58 pm

NewTime wrote:
Purses are a convenient way of carrying extra stuff. Why should men not be allowed to carry them? What's so wrong with a man carrying a bag?



I don't carry a purse, but I don't see why it can cause any problems if a man did carry one.


_________________
Ya, I'm weird like that... :alien:


Feyokien
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,635
Location: Eä

09 Mar 2016, 11:04 pm

That line of conversation is off topic though, not whether there is a necessity for men to carry purses/satchels/bags or whatever, but if it is acceptable.

Obvious answer: yes

Next


_________________
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing.


Austinfrom1995
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 11 Jan 2016
Age: 25
Posts: 3,348
Location: Texas

09 Mar 2016, 11:09 pm

Feyokien wrote:
That line of conversation is off topic though, not whether there is a necessity for men to carry purses/satchels/bags or whatever, but if it is acceptable.

Obvious answer: yes

Next


Are you referring to my line of dialogue?


_________________
Ya, I'm weird like that... :alien:


Edenthiel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,820
Location: S.F Bay Area

09 Mar 2016, 11:17 pm

Feyokien wrote:
When in school on the other hand, I'd carry around my shoulder strap computer bag a lot with or without my computer.


Everywhere I've worked countless male techies somehow end up using their computer bags for just about everything someone would use a purse for. Carried them around with them everywhere, too. Often without a computer because, "all my stuff is in there".

Also, apart from the side of the aisle they are purchased from, there are a lot of "mens" computer bags, briefcases and the like that...well, they just don't look so different from a purse.

From http://www.ferragamo.com/shop/en/usa/me ... iefcases-1 :
Image
($1,300 "mens" computer bag)

Image
USD 1,200
"Tote with a top zip closure, interior zip pocket, key clip, leather wrapped handles and a reinforced base in printed calfskin."

And if you don't have a laptop computer or don't want to spend $1000 on a purse, well maybe a messenger bag is for you:
Image
"Leather Messenger Bag for Men, Green Turquoise Leather - $69.00"


...my point is that whether or not it "should" be considered acceptable from any certain viewpoint for men to carry a purse - it already is.


_________________
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
―Carl Sagan


Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 41,774
Location: Stendec

10 Mar 2016, 7:20 am

All of my backpacks and computer satchels are black. Even my tool chest and test equipment are black.

Turquoise bags look like toys, and give me the impression that the owner is not a serious professional.


_________________
"I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis."
-- Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, in the Star Trek episode "The Mark of Gideon" (ep. 3.16, 1969)


Dillogic
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,770

10 Mar 2016, 9:39 am

Messenger/courier satchels are where it's at.

Canvas.