Did you know that men with bald or shaved heads are perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than dudes with hair? (Well hello, Dwayne Johnson!)
PYPO is heading to Washington this week to participate in The White House’s United State of Women Summit. We are tickled to participate in this important meeting and will be recording a series of PYPO podcasts on the summit’s topic areas. Oh yeah, and there’s Oprah and FLOTUS too. No big deal.
Sunday is Father’s Day, so in honor of all our father’s and baby daddies, we are celebrating the male mystique. Research shows that men, too, struggle with “having it all.” Even though the men are only putting in 8.6 hours of housework and 7.2 hours of childcare per week to the women’s 14.2 and 10.7 respectively. Oooh, yay! The ladies get double the housework! Lean into that.
But it is our Men’s week and so we will not bash the gentlemen. Here are a few fascinating facts about the fellas:
1.) The symbol for the male sex, a circle with a small arrow protruding from it, is also the symbol for the planet Mars. The two parts of the symbol are designed to represent the shield and spear of Mars, the Roman god of war.
2.) Men spend 6 months of their lives shaving.
3.) Men with bald or shaved heads are perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than dudes with hair. (Well hello, Dwayne Johnson!)
4.) In terms of complete size and in proportion to general body mass, the human male penis is longer and thicker than that of any other primate.
5.) In 2009, there were an estimated 1.4M stay at home Dads. In the 1950’s there were six. Not six percent. Six men who self-identified as stay at home dads.
6.) In the U.S., men have higher death rates for all of the 15 leading causes of death (except Alzheimer’s disease) and die more than five years younger than women.
As funny man Tim Allen said, “My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.”
So thanks to the men in our lives for making babies, jumping our dead batteries, opening jars, WD-40ing stuff, mowing the lawn, tossing the football, not stopping for directions, and never changing the toilet paper roll.
Seriously, we love men. Thank you for telling us we’re pretty in the morning, that we don’t look fat in white jeans, that we are smart and funny. That we are perfect even 25 pounds overweight. Thank you for holding the door, taking us to chick flicks and listening to us when we want to talk. All the time we want to talk. We love you. Here’s to the boys!