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26th-May-2009 11:06 pm
27th-May-2009 06:27 am (UTC)
27th-May-2009 07:35 am (UTC)
I love that just because feminism has gotten a great deal more press in the past 40 years, that means somehow it's in vogue and avant garde to go "hey, you know what would be wild? NOT LETTING BOYS PLAY WITH DOLLS."
27th-May-2009 08:34 am (UTC)
Masculinity was an endangered state and must be defended against ‘girl’ at all costs. Boyhood was undeniable, but it was also a delicate flower. Nature, it seemed, needed to be nurtured into existence


When will people stop believing this kind of woolly claptrap?
27th-May-2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Argh! I thought I'd have a look at Amazon to see what people's response to this book have been, but it is very depressing. It seems to have a sales ranking of 124 (in the books department, anyway), and most of the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Even the negative ones often simply complain that the content of the book is 'common sense', so that they don't feel they've really learnt anything new from it - I could only find three out of a total of 39 which saw it as sexist clap-trap.

Fuck this shit, I'm emigrating to the moon!
27th-May-2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
...I think I just threw up in mouth a little.
27th-May-2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Do I really want to click that?
27th-May-2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
It can't be any worse then clicking on the "Conan! What is best in life?" links that Warren Ellis puts up.
27th-May-2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
No, not really. Apparently my grandparents were terrible in the way they raised their kids and are the root cause of gender confusion and disfunctional families because they broke all the traditionally defined roles.

Except that my parents chose an archetypal traditional arrangement. Well, except for the bit where Dad, being the son of a great chef, did a lot of the cooking. Oh, and they're still together and very happy.

And I'm horribly damaging Holly by giving her my old transformers to play with, let alone doing most of the housework (well, that which gets done), cooking for her and similar.

It's utter bollocks. I might need to go apply to be school governor at some of the local schools to make sure they'r enot using his crap.
27th-May-2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh it's not Holly you're damaging, it's the boys whose space you're invading by letting her play with their toys.
27th-May-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Is it bad that I can't stop laughing?
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