Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I need a juice box.

It's pretty much guaranteed that on an at-least daily basis, Jezebel will link to something that will make me so angry I'll be telling people about it for weeks afterward. Today it's this article in the Telegraph which asserts that modern men feel emasculated. Some of the symptoms of their malaise: They are expected to be "waxed and coiffed metrosexuals", their wives are working (and probably can't therefore pay as much attention to them as they would like), their wives and girlfriends are bossy, political correctness gets in the way of them expressing themselves, and, uh, they can't be as much like Winston Churchill as they might like. So, to sum up (and as the Jezebel commenters very wisely pointed out): They are dealing with exactly the same crap women have dealt with FOREVER. (Well, except for the Churchill thing. I have no idea what that's all about.) And they are finding it FRUSTRATING. Boo-freaking-hoo.

Last week, by the way, the article that had me fuming was this one, from GQ, a list of the top 25 "whipped" celebrity men. The offensive list includes Marc Anthony (he opened for J. Lo! Doesn't he know the main performer should always be the HUSBAND??), Tim Burton (he puts his partner in all his movies)! and BILL GATES (his wife apparently made him into a humanitarian and philanthropist, instead of the [sarcastically] awesome Mr. Burns-style capitalist man's man he used to be!)

Grrrr. Now I'm mad about it AGAIN.

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