One thing that grates on my nerves is when guys insult other guys by calling them feminine. eg, “You run/throw/dress like a girl”. I live with a bunch of, shall we say, “guys’ guys” who pride themselves on their masculinity, so I hear those kinds of things a lot.
At the same time, I remember in PE class only being able to throw a tennis ball a pathetic seven metres, while the guys were averaging 30+metres. Never mind – I kicked ass at the beep test, so I made up for my lack of muscl :P.
Anyway, I accept that generally men are more physically capable than women, but that doesn’t make it okay to use females to deride other guys.
It makes me recall when my dad scoffed at me for joining the soccer team (an inappropriate sport for girls). Sure, I was terrible at soccer but I got a kick (ha) out of it, and I DON’T like being told what I can and can’t do, especially when it comes from someone who not only thinks girls, but single mothers/sex workers/gays are inferior human beings. *breathes*
Thoughts? Good old fashioned chauvinism or just the cold hard truth?