This has always fascinated me. When men remove a t shirt, they grab it by the back of the neck and pull it forward over their heads, leaving the shirt the right way out. But when women remove a t shirt they cross their arms, grab the hem and pull it backwards over their heads, leaving the shirt inside out. I have always wondered why.
- do we learn this when we are little and just carry on doing it? Social conditioning in other words.
- are women’s t shirts too tight and fitted to just pull over their head by the back of the collar?
- do boobs get in the way? But then what happens if a man has huge moobs?
- do men just not mind stretching their shirts and women are more particular?
- do women not want to muss their hair? What about men that like their hair being in place?
- is it because men want their t shirt to remain the right way out so they don’t have to fix it afterwards?
And when you put them back on is it that women put their arms in the sleeves first and then pull it over their head and men put it over their head first and then put their arms in the sleeves?
When it comes to shirts I do know that women and men have the buttons on different sizes of the placket because we are mostly right handed and men used to dress themselves while women had dressers – buttons used to be for the upper classes. But the t- shirt thing still fascinates me.
So, what do you do? I am a cross-arms-backwards-over-head undresser.