Heck, men get a clear social message that, in order to be manly, they have to be tall. What the heck are you supposed to do about that?
What the heck are any of us supposed to do about any of this?"
o yes, men are allowed to be hotter for some girls than others. But they’re still supposed to get it on with anything that moves and spreads its legs. Anything female and not grotesque, anyway. Men are expected to have sexual desire… but that desire can’t be their own. It can’t be idiosyncratic. Or even all that personal. It can’t belong to them.
And for the sweet love of Loki and all the gods in Valhalla, it can’t be based on emotion"
Men — straight men, anyway — have to achieve that perfect, razor’s edge balance between good grooming and carelessness. You’re supposed to look good — but those good looks have to seem effortless. Looking like you care how you look makes you look like a woman. Or a gay man. (More on that in a tic.) Women are supposed to be the ones prettying themselves up into objects of desire. Men are not supposed to be the objects of desire. They’re supposed to be the subjects. And subjects aren’t supposed to care what their objects think of them.
Except when they’re trying to get those objects to come.
|Romeo:||I was thinking about this chick earlier who I said I was in love with but now I love that girl over there that is very likely to either belong to my family's enemy or be close with my family's enemy as it is their party I am crashing|
|Juliet:||I do not like being so young and forced into a relationship with an older man, but oh there's a cute guy more my age over there. And since he's here he must have been invited and is there for a reasonable love match for myself|
|Romeo:||We should kiss right now at this party|
|Juliet:||No that is a super dumb idea|
|Romeo:||*kisses her anyway*|
|Juliet:||That was dumb of you|
|Romeo:||We should get married right now|
|Juliet:||We don't know each other. Shouldn't we wait until at least a little time has passed?|
|Juliet:||We're married now, so we have to try and make things better between our families.|
|Romeo:||It seems I have killed your cousin and am now exiled.|
|Juliet:||Ok so since Romeo fucked up I'm gonna fix this shit by taking a harmless sleeping liquid. He'll come and get me and we can go away together.|
|Romeo:||*immediately kills himself*|
|Juliet:||For fucks sake.|