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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011, 12:18:19 PM »

I was just reading about that this morning. Firstly, what the fuck? Secondly...What the fuck? I used to paint my little brothers' nails all different colours and so far, I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean a damn thing. It means that sometimes little boys like to have their nails painted because they think it's fun.

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His mom is the one distorting reality for him here. Little boys are not toenail painters. Men do not paint their toe nails because:
A: We have no reason to, because it serves no practical purpose.
B: It is automatically instinctually gender confusion/homosexual behavior.
C: Most men could care less what their feet look like because we rarely ever see them anyway.

...Women paint their toe nails becasue:
A: It serves them a purpose in that the majority of women take care of their feet.
B: The purpose it serves is that women like to wear toe revealing shoes that match some outfit or ensemble which makes them look and/or feel sexier.
C: The purpose of looking and/or feeling sexier to a woman means she is able to fulfill her basic instinct to mate. Toe painting is just another adornment like jewlery that is specifically designed to attract a member of the opposite sex so that the age old mating dance can eventually produce offspring.

I don't even...What...Aside from all the stuff he's listed which I don't particularly feel like dissecting right now, his mother is distorting reality for him?! That just cracked me up.

yeah, the comments were quite the moron parade.  ;D

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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 03:28:40 PM »

many species have more awesome plumage on the males.  personally, i'd love to see some really butch guys get together and bring back foppery, instead of pouring all that energy into screwing shiny bits to their trucks and bikes.  most manly men i know are starved for a little color.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 06:33:51 PM »

being mexican-american (2nd gen), I've noticed that, as Hispanic guys (as a group, not individually) get more and more Americanized, they start employing an ever smaller palette in terms of clothing colour. the hispanic teens these days may as well be...well, white.

edit: on 2nd thought, that's unfair to the white guys. american male fashion as a whole is on an unstoppable slide to the bottom of the generic trench.

same thing in the african-american community from what i see.

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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 07:53:36 PM »

i'm proud of my son-in-law.  he's a kentucky redneck truck driver to the bone, but he sports a lovely pink shirt on weekends, and will kick anyone's ass who doesn't agree it's a purty shirt.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 02:23:04 AM »

I was just reading about that this morning. Firstly, what the fuck? Secondly...What the fuck? I used to paint my little brothers' nails all different colours and so far, I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean a damn thing. It means that sometimes little boys like to have their nails painted because they think it's fun.

ALSO what is this comment?
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His mom is the one distorting reality for him here. Little boys are not toenail painters. Men do not paint their toe nails because:
A: We have no reason to, because it serves no practical purpose.
B: It is automatically instinctually gender confusion/homosexual behavior.
C: Most men could care less what their feet look like because we rarely ever see them anyway.

...Women paint their toe nails becasue:
A: It serves them a purpose in that the majority of women take care of their feet.
B: The purpose it serves is that women like to wear toe revealing shoes that match some outfit or ensemble which makes them look and/or feel sexier.
C: The purpose of looking and/or feeling sexier to a woman means she is able to fulfill her basic instinct to mate. Toe painting is just another adornment like jewlery that is specifically designed to attract a member of the opposite sex so that the age old mating dance can eventually produce offspring.

I don't even...What...Aside from all the stuff he's listed which I don't particularly feel like dissecting right now, his mother is distorting reality for him?! That just cracked me up.

There is no purpose for anyone to paint their toe nails, it's just for bit of fun. Go back a few hundred years, and men wore more make-up or adornments than women did, this trend might return anytime. And obviously in animal world, it is men who are coloured all pretty, attracting females, so if you talk about "natural"...
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 03:41:55 AM »

i always understood that nail-painting was a pagan holdover referencing the 'firesticks' or psychic or healing power emanating from the fingertips of the goddess (power points being fingers, toes, vulva, and forehead); hence why red-tipped nails were somewhat daring and taboo when nail enamel started getting to be the thing to do, and a sign of boldness in females such as 'professional' women and the like.  somewhat along the lines of prostitutes being the first to cut their hair, also as a way of separating themselves by adornment, or in this latter example, lack thereof.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 11:08:33 AM »

years ago, the night before the last band i was in played our 1st gig, i had the bandleader's gf paint my nails. she was so geeked to do it that she was actually vibrating with happiness.

i never forgot her reaction to my request, so I've had a few gfs since do it at least once. each of them attacked me as soon as it was dry.  :glasses9:

anyway, here's Jon Stewart's take - he led off his show with the nails story:  http://www.hulu.com/watch/232355/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-wed-apr-13-2011


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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 01:53:02 PM »

many species have more awesome plumage on the males.  personally, i'd love to see some really butch guys get together and bring back foppery, instead of pouring all that energy into screwing shiny bits to their trucks and bikes.  most manly men i know are starved for a little color.
what do you think I have been doing? purple tricorns and brocade frockcoats are all the rage ( in my wardrobe)
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011, 09:48:09 PM »

many species have more awesome plumage on the males.  personally, i'd love to see some really butch guys get together and bring back foppery, instead of pouring all that energy into screwing shiny bits to their trucks and bikes.  most manly men i know are starved for a little color.
what do you think I have been doing? purple tricorns and brocade frockcoats are all the rage ( in my wardrobe)
and i applaud you wholeheartedly, but i think you need minions.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2011, 11:50:36 PM »

Are they going to expell me for wearing shorts that cover my bum? :(
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2011, 02:23:14 PM »

ya know...i think it's stupid that people get their panties into a bunch about this sorta stuff...

my dad who is one of those "manly men who works on cars and has lots of power tools and hates girly things" used to play with barbies when he was little cause his little sister wanted him to, and he used to play with dolls like that with my sister and i when we were young. he also went with my sister to get her first manicure (she was about 7-8 and wanted one cause my mom and i got them, mom said no you're to young, dad said if you get a good grade on a test we'll go, she got the good grade she got to go) well, she got scared when she saw all the tools and stuff so my dad decided to get one with her, and even though he got clear nail polish so you couldnt really tell, HE LOVED IT, he thought it was the BEST and quite frankly he told EVERYONE he knew that he got one and loved it, and no one made fun of him (probably cause they're afraid he'd kick their ass though, but still)

also, once when i was forced to work at my moms church at vacation bible school, i got to work with the 3-5 year olds and the "teacher" of the class was the mom of a kid i was in high school with...she showed up with her youngest son and he was wearing his slightly older sisters pink flowery dress, clip on earrings, and nails painted and honestly at first thought he was a little girl with really short hair (cause people do that) but then i heard her say his name and realized he was a boy and i thought "wow this mom is AWESOME!" cause she didnt care that he was wearing a dress...and neither did any of the other kids there, they thought it was fine no big deal...when i asked her about it she said that he just really liked playing with his sister because they were so close in age and that he wanted to dress like her and it didnt bother her...i saw them a few years ago and the boy looked just like a boy: pants, shirt with a silly saying or transformers whatever, and it was honestly weird for me to see him dressed as a boy...

i just dont understand why people are so threatened by it?
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 04:11:33 PM »

I think this guy did a good job. He protected his kid from being a laughing stock at a young age but also let his kid be Snow White.

I've noticed some Dads freak out about their boys being 'girly.' Dude, this is what they do at this age! My five year old nephew used to wear bracelets his sister made, saying "I'm a pretty gurl." My other nephew would also kiss pictures of Johnny Depp that I would kiss and put on chap stick. He was copying me because he saw what I did. This is how they learn.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 04:23:26 PM »

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C: Most men could care less what their feet look like because we rarely ever see them anyway.

Grrrr. That's not even grammatically correct. If one is going to be ignorant on the Internet, one should at least write well.
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Re: "is that my son wearing a dress?"
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2011, 05:23:01 PM »

i agree mockery, when i was little i tried to copy things my parents/grandparents or other adult types who i knew did...

like my grandparents used to smoke, and when i was little i would pretend to do it too with candy or carrots or things like that...but i sure as hell dont smoke (wow i totally just accidentally wrote smore) now!

i also used to pretend to like sports games because my dad watched them, and i quite frankly dont like sports generally speaking

this is how kids learn, and they learn what they like or dont like from those things...

also if you're gonna freak out cause your kid wears a dress when he's young, just imagine when he gets into that "rebellious" phase, if he remembers how much you HATE that, he might just start dressing like a girl just to piss you off, ya never know
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