Once upon a time, a man—or, more likely, a clever marketer—decided that the best way to assert male dominance over a space in his home (which is so often gendered female, but more on that later) was to create a room all his own. And so the "man cave" was born. Now, don't get us wrong. We love personal, dedicated spaces for reading and writing and uninterrupted Netflix watching as much as the next mild introvert. But the proliferation of "man caves" and their "feminine" counterpart, the "she shed," is mystifying and strikes us as unnecessary.