Comment X1 Re: Devil and the deep blue sea

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Teen Girls Face Charges After Beating Video Shared Online

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Devil and the deep blue sea (Score: 5, Insightful)

by danieldvorkin@pipedot.org on 2014-03-30 20:07 (#W1)

Boys in this situation have no good choices. If they fight back, they'll be crucified for "hitting a girl." If they don't, they're wimps who got "beat up by a girl." The main difference between this and the unknown number of similar cases is that the girls were dumb enough to publicize it.

Re: Devil and the deep blue sea (Score: 1)

by rocks@pipedot.org on 2014-04-01 01:13 (#WX)

As the rights of women to be strong or masculine rises, at least in some parts of the world, it is interesting to ponder that the rights of men to be weak or feminine has not risen equally. It would seem that changing stereotypes and assumptions is not a zero sum game that is always in some sort of balance.

Re: Devil and the deep blue sea (Score: 2, Interesting)

by vanderhoth@pipedot.org on 2014-04-01 11:08 (#X1)

Actually an overly feminist friend of mine posted a story on my facebook page about how we need to stop telling our boys to "man up". Reading the article was like driving screwdrivers into my eye sockets. The whole premise was we use things like "your such a girl" as an insult thus we're implying that women are weak and a suitable insult, but instead of saying we should expect our girls to be more emotionally stable, intelligent, hard working and strong we should expect our boys to be more like our girls. That's to say we should let our boys to be emotionally vulnerable, tell them it's ok to fail and *require* someone else to help them.

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I'm really not ok with that. I don't understand why instead of expecting *more* from our girls we should be expecting *less* from our boys.

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