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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Why do women typically have longer hair then men?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24052points) May 21st, 2023

Is it a throwback from cavemen days when hair was needed to start a fire?

Humor and real answers welcome.

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gorillapaws's avatar

There’s one jelly in particular that I suspect has a good answer for this one…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@gorillapaws I think there maybe more than one. . . . !

Acrylic's avatar

Gave them an excuse to be a stay-at-home mom, because they’ve heard most jobs have signs that say long haired freaky people need not apply.

JLoon's avatar

Because we can, because it’s fun – and because males (and females) think it’s wild, romantic, and feminine.

But also because – SCIENCE! We’ve just got more of all that going on :

And no, I was not paid a professional fee for answering this question ;-)

Blackwater_Park's avatar

In this day, it’s just preference. In the past, a long, thick full head of hair was a health/fertility signal.

bob_'s avatar

It’s easier to pull.

JLeslie's avatar

Social norms.

Some cultures men had long hair historically.

Some Christian groups in history cut their hair short and went to men having clean shaven faces to differentiate themselves from the Jewish people or other groups.

For women long hair is sign of fertility and it’s associated with youth and sex. Many cultures make women cover their hair because the men supposedly can’t control themselves, or make the hair only allowed to be seen by their husband so it almost becomes sexual like breasts and vulvas. They have to cover their hair, but not cut it, because the men want to see it.

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t really see that anymore.


kritiper's avatar

Typically, I think, women want to always look prettier than men. It may help when they butt their heads against that glass ceiling.

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