I have a post up at PJ Lifestyle on a new book that tells boys to “lose the swagger.” I say, “bring it on.”
– when they’re “cocky”.
I think a swagger is a behavioral cue of confidence. Sometimes, it certainly does rise to the level of being cocky. As if the man is being flamboyantly heterosexual.
The title of the book says it all. NO ONE would ever write a book suggesting that girls eschew style.
Women swagger too, but much more gracefully. No complaints from me on either.
The general tone of anything regarding male and female problems(both perceived and real is as below)
a) Male problem – The world is perfectly fair and it is you who is wrong(even if the problem is real like false rape/dv, paternity fraud, bankruptcy due to divorce/unfair child custody arrangements etc etc). It is you who should do all the work (both preventive like collecting evidence right from day 1 of your birth and post fact like fighting the case) and if something did not go right for you, it is because you screwed it up and did not play according to or without properly understanding the rules.
b) Female problem – You are always right and it is world which is unfair to you. Anything problem you face(even if not a real problem, but just a perceived problem like you do not understand math while the guys understand it better) is a problem created by the system(or men/patriarchy) and you never have to change even one bit even if you are the most lazy, arrogant, unreasonable, selfish, irresponsible person in the world. It is always the world/men that has/have to change for you to make you feel good no matter what you are.
Your comments about boys and school are just so right on. I have two stepsons who hated schools and are now carving out good lives for themselves as truck driver and mechanic. I have two more very bright sons who are still in school and mostly hate it.
Glenn is so lucky to have you as his wife!
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