The Sexist

Sexist Comments of the Week: Plastic Surgery Experts Mansplain It All

Why are the vast majority of plastic surgeons male, and the vast majority of plastic surgery patients female? Sexist readers float their theories:

Ezequiel thinks it's because "women are the main responsible for whatever they decide to do with their body":

is there someone not certain that women are much more concerned since day one on their looks than men?

Is it a lie if we say that women go into surgery because men want them to?

Will men look women who doesnt have plastic surgery on their boobs and butts?

no, no, yes.

Men dont dictate fashion, nor beauty. We dictate what happens in the surgery room, even if we are bald or short, if we are the surgeons.

and women are the main responsible for whatever they decide to do with their body. That is to say. We men would love to see healthy beautyfull women who doesnt need surgery to make a point on good looks, we do not demand only plastic women, that is entirely false. Thats a common assumption simply because, healty flesh and bone beautyfull women are just hard to find, even for women.

They see plastic everywhere, jus as well as we do.

Dont blame the short bald truth. The needle is your best friend, only if your last concern is your health and your top first is what we men look for (and u also dont have a f– clue)

kza thinks that plastic surgeons are predominantly male because patients require a doctor of the opposite sex:

It might make sense that all of the surgeons are male and the patients are female. If for some reason I was going in for plastic surgery, I would want a female surgeon, not a male one. The only reason I would ever want to look good is for girls so why would I want a guy to be the one making me all pretty. He doesn’t know how to make a male beautiful (unless hes’s gay). I’d assume that a woman who gets plastic surgery is trying to appeal to males so it makes sense that a guy is the one making her beautiful.

Dan thinks that patients are predominantly female because men don't want the predominantly male surgeons touching their asses:

When more women become plastic surgeons, more men will want plastic surgery. Isn’t it obvious? No man wants another man fixing his ass.

And noodlez thinks women are predominantly lazy:

MOST WOMEN ARE LAZY WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR BODY UNTIL ITS TOO LATE. THUS THE FAD DIETS, THE UNUSED EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AND THE NEVER USED TO ITS MAX GYM MEMBERSHIP.

THE “WANT” TO KEEP UP WITH THE VIDEO CHICK OR GLAM GIRL IS WHAT REALLY DRIVES THAT INDUSTRY. THE INNER COUGAR OF WOMEN WHO WANT TO LOOK HALF THEIR AGE IS ALSO A GOOD SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THEM AS WELL. IF THEY JUST RELIED ON REPAIRING WAR WOUNDS AND PATIENTS WHO ACTUALLY NEED IT IM SURE THE GENDER NUMBER OF SURGEONS V. PATIENTS WOULD BE A LIL MORE EQUAL.

  • Eo

    The vast majority of plastic surgeons/politicans/ceos or any other professions that take years and above the odds hours are mainly mede up of males because a high % of women will chose motherhood and part time work 15 years or so into their careers.

  • scott

    Free Speech Rules! The well-considered, nuanced views expressed above by sexist readers are uniformly intelligent, grammatically impeccable and also spelled entirely correctly. Bravo! Actually they are really stupid comments and are pretty worthless...

  • Kristina

    OK.

    A. Maybe don't reply to an article about mansplaining by doing some more of your own.

    B. If you're going to do that, maybe bother to offer up some statistical information that proves your point, rather than just positing some idea without backup.

    C. Spelling and grammar check.

    That said, Amanda, thank you for reposting the most hilarious of your comments. I often get too nauseated while reading the comments section on here to get too far, so it's nice to get a pithy and hilarious overview of the crap pile heaping up below your posts. These people are clearly unsung geniuses and heroes.

  • Kristina

    Above comment directed at Eo, not the hilarity by Scott. Well done there.

  • Jeannette

    hahahaha omg, i love me some mansplainin' in the morning. oh! maybe one of these menz can tell me why they keep evaluating the inherent sexism evident in the plastic surgery industry in a social/cultural vacuum? bc my poor little female brain just can't process that.

  • Ryan

    Noodlez is lazy when it comes to using the "shift" key. Thus the caps lock.

  • kza

    if i start tpying like this is i more funnie

  • MissaA

    Exequiel - don't blame men for women getting plastic surgery, men just want naturally "perfect" women.

    Dan - Is plastic surgery supposed to be a sexual experience? I guess men seek out female doctors to do prostate exams.

  • kza

    All men want perfect natural women. That's a fact.

  • Alex

    So much stupidity, so little time. Perhaps we could have a top troll competition, bit like they do over at Feministe. The liberal commenting policy here does tend to yield some outright winners.

    I vote for Dan, he seems to have fundamentally misunderstood what the doctor patient relationship is.

  • kza

    Yea it's crazy to think that some people may want to go to a member of the opposite sex when they are having cosmetic surgery that is intended to make them look better to members of the opposite sex. That would be as stupid as me asking a female friend if I look good before a date. Insanity.

  • Alex

    What's even crazier is that all men like the same qualities in a woman, and all women go for the same kind of men. And everybody is heterosexual. And nobody can appreciate their own gender. Sometimes I wonder how single people ever leave the house looking half-decent.

  • noodlez

    MS. MANDY, IM ALSO AN EXPERT ON PHAT ASSES, LEGS IN HEELS V. FLATS, FEMALE FOOT MASSAGES AND SUNDRESSES WORN WITH AND WITHOUT THONGS.

    HOLLA A BRO IF YOU NEED ADVICE ON ABOVE REFERENCED SUBJECT MATTER!

  • kza

    I don't appreciate my own gender. What the fuck do I care if guys think I look good. And if you looked at my original post I said a gay person would be an exception so I don't know why you brought that up.

  • Eo

    Hey my post about most women chosing motherhood over career leading to their being underepresented in jobs that require long hours and many years is gone!

    It wasnt offensive.

  • kza

    You didn't really back it up or anything...

  • Jess

    Holy crap, kza, step away from the keyboard. You have posted five of the last ten comments. Time to stop talking and think.

  • kza

    I do. Now it's 6/11!

  • chris

    "Dont blame the short bald truth."

    God, that needs to be on a t-shirt or something.

  • jr

    I'm consistently baffled by the disparity in the quality of the comments here. On the one hand there's someone like Saurs who is brilliant and has an amazing analysis and a keen wit. On the other there is, well, Noodlez. Sorry, NOODLEZ.

    I hope his (I feel pretty safe assuming 'he' is the correct pronoun) offer extends to others. I'd love to "HOLLA A BRO" for advice on the "ABOVE REFERENCED SUBJECT MATTER!"

  • Katie

    @chris: Agreed.

  • http://drstewartmd.com Dr. Stewart, Cosmetic Surgeon

    I disagree with a lot that is being said here. I think and I am sure it can be proven, that more Men are plastic surgeons because it requires years of schooling and more men are doctors in general than women. Women mostly either remain at home or do different jobs. Also, Yes, more women are worried about their appearances and also they have more surgery options so you hear it more. Plus there are more pressures on Womens bodies these days then mens. I am not a plastic surgeon because I want more women to have bigger boobs or what not. I am a plastic surgeon because it fascinates me and I love being able to help others feel good about their body, whether it be fixing a cleft pallet or helping them to lose some of their extra fat.

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