link of the week: man up
But for now, itâ€™s hard not to wish for a world where everyone in Hollywood talked like this no-bullshit Megan Fox. This one who is convinced that sheâ€™s secretly a man (â€śIf my mom were to tell me that Iâ€™d been born with male and female genitalia and that she had to make a choice, I would believe herâ€ť). This one whoâ€™s not afraid to talk about her life at home, where she and Brian spend most of their time watching movies and playing Xbox together. Sheâ€™s even up for just sitting there all day watching him play Gears of War.
â€śThatâ€™s the upside of dating a woman whoâ€™s almost a man,â€ť she says. â€śShe likes the same things that you like, but she has a vagina!â€ť
from “sex in the city’s” amanda to ciara’s “like a boy”, the idea of women approaching romance like a typical man has always been a relevant, if somewhat polarizing, topic. this idea itself explicitly states that there are distinct differences in the thought processes, dating, and mating patterns between each gender (which i believe) and also not so subtly implies that men do it better.
honestly, i don’t believe that any gender has a distinct advantage over the other in this regard, but i will say that its a bit humorous that women who openly state that they “act, think, and date like men” usually have just adopted the worst characteristics of the typical male. its like a young emcee saying that they’re trying to emulate nas…but choosing “nastradamus” as their blueprint instead of “illmatic”.
questions to ponder:
what exactly is “dating like a man”, how exactly would a woman go about doing this and, is purposely emulating the traits of another gender a good thing or a disaster waiting to happen?