Men avoid reusable shopping bags to not look gay 男性为什么不喜欢使用购物袋

Men avoid reusable shopping bags to not look gay 男性为什么不喜欢使用购物袋

Do you use plastic bag when you shop in a supermarket? Nowadays more and more people are using their reusable bags, which are great for environmental protection.  Do you realized that men are rarely using plastic bags compare to women, below I will tell you why.

Men avoid reusable shopping bags to not look gay


Men may be more likely to snub mother nature by refusing to carry reusable shopping bags — because they don’t want to appear feminine or gay, according to a new study conducted by a school in the United states.


Penn State University researchers found that people tend to view the act of schlepping groceries in a tote bag — instead of plastic ones — and other eco-conscious activities as un-manly, according to a study published in the journal Sex Roles.



“People may avoid certain behaviors because they are managing the gendered impression they anticipate others will have of them,” Penn State professor of psychology Janet Swim, who participated in the study, said in a statement. “There may be subtle, gender-related consequences when we engage in various pro-environmental behaviors.”


During the study, researchers asked 960 men and women to read about and evaluate specific environmentally friendly tasks — including line-drying clothes, recycling and tote-bag-carrying — as “masculine” or “feminine.”


They found people generally rated earth-saving errands as feminine, and were more likely to question a guy’s sexual orientation when he performed such tasks, according to the study.


Researchers also found people were more likely to question a woman’s sexual orientation if she engaged in “masculine” pro-environmental behaviors, such as caulking windows.



“If being seen as heterosexual is important to a person, that person may prioritize gender-conforming over gender-nonconforming pro-environmental behaviors in anticipation of how others might see them,” Swim said.


But New Yorkers may soon have to get more comfortable carrying around tote bags — a ban on single-use plastic bags, along with fees of up to 5 cents each on paper sacks, is set to go into effect in March 2020.


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英语笑话 - 我不会伤害你的 English Joke - I will not hurt you

英语笑话 – 我不会伤害你的 English Joke – I will not hurt you




I Won’t Hurt You

Learning English with Jokes is a great way to improve your English!

One day, a man brought in an African Grey Parrot to have its beak and wings trimmed. The owner warned that the bird disliked these procedures and was apt to bite. I donned thick gloves and cautiously opened the cage. The parrot stepped out and, looking up at me, said, “Don’t worry, I won’t hurt you.”





1.parrot鹦鹉。It is not a writer’s job to play the parrot.作家绝不可鹦鹉学舌。

2.trim修剪/削减。The gardener trimmed the hedge.那位园林工人修剪了树篱。You must trim your costs if you want to make bigger profits.如果你想获得更大的利润, 就必须削减开支。

3.procedure过程。There is a set procedure for making formal complaints.要正式提出投诉是有固定程序的。也可以指“手续”:The procedure is standard.这一手续是正常的。

4.apt易于。也可以指“适合”:The words are very apt to my case.这些话非常切合我的情况。“天姿聪颖的人”: He is the most apt of all pupils.


5.don披上,穿上。He quickly donned a welcoming smile as his guests arrived.客人一到, 他立刻笑脸相迎。


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