Why do most men walk in the rain without umbrella's?
As I walk under my umbrella I notice that 3/4 of the men walking don't have an umbrella. Is this just a masculine thing?
Because they prefer to travel lightly and not be bothered with carrying around a bunch of junk.
Because it's too much hassel humping the thing around. Also, men aren't afraid of nature's life blood falling on them
Coz it makes them look tough. hahaha I just can't stand seeing my hubby doing this. What if he catches a cold? Anyways, I'm sure it has to do with their pride and the fact that umbrellas are regarded as a thing for women.
I think it was a collective socially-conscious (or unconscious) thing. Men in the late Renaissance Age carried rapier swords as a mark of gentility and to show they were of that cavalier-warrior class. As warrior-chivalry separated itself from day-to-day life and warfare was monopolized into a professional arm of governments, the practical fighting rapier was replaced in the 17th and 18th Centuries by a decorative long and thin "small sword". In the early 19th Century, gentlemen stopped carrying small swords and started carrying canes instead. By the Victorian era, gentlemen swapped their canes for umbrellas. The Victorian gentleman carried his umbrella everywhere, rain or shine. The two world wars leveled society somewhat and caused a general backlash against the notion of the dandyish gentlemen. I think it became more fashionable to appear to be of the common middle class and carrying an umbrella everywhere (except in the rain) went out of style. But I think it was the baby boomers’ hatred of all forms of masculine refinement (no matter how practical) in the US that killed the umbrella the same way they killed the tuxedo, martinis, and neckties. Over the years, umbrellas have somehow come to be more and more associated with effeminacy as dumb as that sounds.
Where do you live? I think your survey is bizzare. The only men who dont use umbrellas are the ones who want to get all wet.
I know this is silly but when I was a girl, anyone who used an umbrella was a nerd and very uncool. Now as an adult, I realize this is not true but....I sort of think of that anytime I get out an umbrella.
I kind of find it refreshing, and I seem to get into a fairly meditative state when i feel the rain hitting me. Its sort of calming and just helps me think. But this is just my take
"A brave man likes the feel of nature on his face, Jack."
"Yeah, and a wise man has enough sense to get in out of the rain!"
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