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The Testosterone Tide

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
By raincoaster

It’s Boy Day on the ol’ TeenyManolo blog, my friends, and we poor femmes can do nothing but go along with it, lest we be swept under and carried quite away on the tide of testosterone. And so, to properly set the tone for the ragingly macho celebrations which today rock this great continent from the driest deserts of the South-West to the farthest frozen reaches of the Arctic, we present the following, frighteningly macho video from perhaps the most famous boy-man group in history. Hang on to your ovaries; this is not for the faint of heart! NSFEstrogen!

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Boy Bashing

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
By Glinda


I recently read this question posed on Ask Hadley, a fashion advice column in London’s The Guardian newspaper.

Why don’t boys wear dresses?

Catherine Gardom, Bristol, age 3¾

Because boys are stupid, Catherine, and I’m very pleased to teach you this lesson at such an early dawn in your young life. There is much evidence to prove this point, not least that no boy under the age of four has ever written into this column, whereas you, you little female prodigy, do your sex proud.

There is more, but this is the paragraph that really rubbed me the wrong way. Now, one can say Glinda, this is just a frothy advice column! That anything said is all in good fun!

But this answer isn’t even funny. It didn’t even try to be funny, it was simply a lazy answer that took an easy way out.

Would a similar reply from a male advice columnist to a young male (with the sexes reversed, of course) be thought of as even remotely humorous?

I think you know the answer. 

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