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Social Etiquette

Treat Her Like a Lady – But What if She Isn’t?

Here’s an exchange between two people that I witnessed  a few days ago:

Person 1: “Yo shut the fcuk up. Get up outta my face!”
Person 2:  “What ni**a? Fcuk you! Eh yo suck my di*k lame a$$ ni**a”!

Was this an exchange between:

A) Two men

B) A man and a woman

If you guessed ‘B’ you’re right. The harsh proposition for oral sex was actually done by the woman in the argument. Yes, readers she told this brother to suck her di*k. And I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been exposed one way or another to similar types of exchanges. You ever see the woman in public that’s carrying on to the point you feel embarrassed for her? Ummm… yeah.
Here are some things that make you wonder if her ‘lady-ness’ is in question:

Passing gas and/or belching constantly

etiquette - OpinionatedMale.comIt’s all good. We all have a moment of flatulence and belching. You can chalk it up to being a simple part of human nature and quite frankly, unavoidable. Now if you do it in front of whomever, where ever, and whenever…that to me is an issue. I know of couples that don’t have an issue doing it in front of each other, and there are some who wouldn’t be caught dead doing it.

If a woman feels the need to belch and pass gas in the company of people with reckless abandon, that’s not lady like. Unless you’re my woman I don’t need to hear you rip one. I just don’t.

And ladies, if you’re going to belch at least TRY to muffle it.

Excessive Cursing

funny-woman-complaining-swearing - OpinionatedMale.comEver heard of the term “swears like a sailor”? Listen, I know this sounds rather presumptuous but the excessive profanity on anyone isn’t cool, especially for the softer, fairer sex. On the flip side, when it comes to profanity, sometimes we can’t help it.

Women tend to be more emotional than men anyway so you’re more likely to hear a four letter (sometimes compound) word spew from their mouths in the heat of a moment. However, if you’re not swearing out of anger or quoting what someone said (even then you can curtail the obscenities), then it shouldn’t be so common.

In other words, it’s not a good look to have every other word that comes out of your mouth be a foul one.

Referring to oneself as a ‘bad bi*ch’

I’m sorry, or should I be? I mean seriously, am I the only one who grew up in an era where it was taboo to call a woman that name? I won’t front I’ve done it once, just once and that’s because I was pushed there and that’s no excuse. Hey, we’re all human but I digress. I’ve seen even the most diminutive of a woman blow two gaskets upon hearing a man call her a bi*ch.

What has happened? Think about it, what has caused women of today to refer to themselves as bad bi*ches? Why? What makes you that bad bit*h? Do you have superpowers? Can you heal someone who is seriously ill by merely touching them? Have you the cure for Aids? Cancer? Can you walk on water?

Ohhhhh I get it, it’s because maybe you have that ‘good-good’ and that’s what makes you bad? Oh.. I KNOW, duh…it’s because you got a fatty or can suck a dudes johnson from his groin. Oh wait, you got “mad niggaz sweatin you”.

Whatever. I won’t even go into any further, all I can say is whatever.

Always engaging in fisticuffs

We’ve seen it whether it’s been on World Star, Vine, or any type of social media. There are women carrying on like animals over anything – always wanting to fight with someone. I’m not going to delve into times of self-defense because that’s a given. You know exactly what I’m talking about. These women walk around with their chests poked out, snorting smoke from their noses; just looking for a reason to “bang with someone”, “fcuk some bi*ch up” or “shoot the ones”. Again, whatever.

We’ve seen enough Floyd Mayweather and Ray Rice type incidents. Slow your roll sisters, slow…your…roll. There’s nothing to gain from this type of ratchet behavior.

Dressing for (lack of) success

If you’re out and about, know how to dress. Even if it’s something as trivial as going to the store, at least look decent.  Fix your hair. Plop it up in a pony tail, brush it, comb it, do something with it. No wigs, please and thank you.

At the workplace, don’t dress like you’re going to the club. In other words, don’t dress for unwarranted attention. Additionally, when/if you’re out with your man you’re also representing him. If you’re going out on the town, same rules apply.

Now let me preface my next statement by saying I totally understand it’s early in the morning. And if you’re off that day or not working you don’t have to put on your Sunday’s best, but damn…

Okay so anyhow, a friend of mine works at an Elementary school and he mentioned observing some of the women dropping off their children while wearing slippers, sweat pants, head wraps, and hoodies (not usually presentable attire but it gets a pass I guess). And when they came back to pick up their children 6+ hours later, they had the SAME thing on. I was befuddled to say the least.

Bragging about sexual escapades

We don’t need to know about how many niggaz you fcuked, sucked, or how many niggaz ate your pu$$y. I don’t really care to know about which woman could ‘get it’ in your lesbian fantasies. I understand there’s the ‘ladies room’ amongst you all and there’s the need to share stories. In my opinion a true lady/woman treats her bedroom like Vegas – What happens there stays there.

Ladies and gents, what other characteristics have you seen that were so ‘un-lady like’? Have you been guilty of any of these yourself?  

Talk to me.



Updated on 01/15/19, Post originally entitled, “Treat Her Like a Lady – But is She Really Though?”

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  • Nicky

    Overall this is a good article but it tends to have some opinions that are catered to your liking. Now are you speaking for all men, or just your self? I ask that because the comments asking women not to wear wigs and such. Also, that comment about how women are more emotional then men, I have to disagree. Men are just as emotional as women.

    • Cortonio

      I say women are there are more men that will rationalize a situation than a woman. Women tend to be emotions first rationale later.
      The wigs–or lack there of is a personal preference. I say why not go natural with it and flaunt what nature has given you. You’ll be surprised how many women can pull it off

  • Mr SoBo

    Clearly you have encountered some very interesting women in your lifetime Cortonio. Lol.
    I will say that I don’t know many women (and by ‘many’ I really mean ‘any’) that brags about their sexual exploits. If anything, most women take great pains to obscure their sexual experiences.
    Interesting list though. Lol.

    • Cortonio

      No not necessarily re: the women LoL.. I’ve heard many women over the years brag about their encounters with men, especially being around their lady friends

  • k_lynn

    Fights seem to be glorified. The conversations I used to hear on public transportation among young women were ridiculous. It was all about how they would eff a chick up with no problem. The only reason I could hear these conversations is because they were so loud. I don’t know if I consider this unlady-like or if it’s just a pet peeve of mine in general. It’s one thing to be in a group and you have moments of loud laughter and excitement. But to be loud just because is extremely annoying. You do not have to be loud to be noticed.

    • Mr SoBo

      “I don’t know if I consider this unlady-like or if it’s just a pet peeve of mine in general.”
      It’s unlady-like. Its okay. Don’t be afraid to say it.
      Welcome to the OM.
      *rolls out red carpet*

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