You'll never see a guy wolf down a small mountain of waffles with a side of bacon and squeal, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I ate everything! I'm so ashamed."
Yeah you'll never see a dude act like a TOTAL CHICK about it! *highfive* LOL how dumb would that be?
Feeling bad about feeling good, even if the good is short-term, is for puritan chumps. If I could, I'd go out everywhere in my sweat pants.
'puritan chumps' is code for 'women'. I guess we should all just grow up and start acting like dudes, and engage in binge eating/drinking as a social activity.
This is not to say men aren't susceptible to social pressures, and masculine stereotypes. There are things that, while not "guilty pleasures," are ... minor vices. Things we are into that contradict standard male operating procedure.
ohhhh so when you call it something different it isn't the same thing. I've seen this before in my misogyny playbook, like when angry dudes are 'passionate' but angry women are 'crazy' or 'hysterical'.
After all, one cannot live on bacon and beer alone. But a lot of guys find themselves infatuated with hobbies, media, and creature comforts that don't really fit the lumberjack mold. I'll wager many ladies are the quiet guardians of their man's not-really-secret, but not-really-public, quirks.
So you DO see guys acting like total chicks about things, but they can still retain their bullshit sense of superiority about everything. got it.
I am not ashamed of anything. This is why I will admit to the following minor vices, and in the process, teach women that they can be loud and proud when it comes to the hours spent rehearsing pucker faces in front of the mirror. Boldly rock your "guilty pleasures."
Oh shit, I don't know what to aspire to anymore! When I do those things I'm totally just being a typical lame girl.
Reality TV shows about shallow women
A recent minor vice has actually entered my life. Every Tuesday, I eat Chinese food and watch "The Real Housewives of New York." Have you seen this show? It's like an open invitation to hate on women.
Like he needs an invitation! It seems like he does it anyway.
Is this really popular female wish fulfillment? All that chattering, and glittering? They are a bunch of bedazzled banshees that suddenly make me understand why the French guillotined all the rich aristocrats!
Sigh. While I'm not overly susceptible to gender norms, I think I need to go to the comic book store, or hit the shooting range.
Oh, forget it. See you next week, my beloved "Real Housewives."
Yep, you just witnessed some amazing mental gymnastics here. He names the show as a non masculine hobby, only to say how feminine things are sooo stupid and lame, and then claim to not be susceptible to gender norms.
I know it may seem pointless to pick apart something from the living section of CNN, but god damn, we all know by now that 'living' and 'lifestyle' are code words for 'women' and 'housewives', this is supposed to be for women dammit. These articles market self hatred directly to women every day. It is pretty rare for them to get this blatant about it though. Women know that the feminine stereotype is what we are expected to live up to, even as the people who enforce it shit all over the feminine stereotype and basically call women worthless for being it. Not fitting into that stereotype offers no protection, all of the beauty/dating/marriage/parenting advice articles scream to women that not doing femininity is wrong too. Hell I cut out a part in this article where the author discusses his 'hot nerd' girlfriend, and how she laughed at fat celebrities in magazines and he found that totally acceptable. It is a wonder that so many opposing ideas can be present in the background of our culture without scores of skeptics asking themselves how any of it can be logically consistent. Seeing things over and over without questioning any of it just serves to normalize destructive gender norms in society.