iboy's (lost) place

iboy iboy - Posté le vendredi 23 février 2018 à 20:14
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    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
    The Boys Are Not All Right

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    By Michael Ian Black Feb. 21, 2018 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版

    I used to have this one-liner: “If you want to emasculate a guy friend, when you’re at a restaurant, ask him everything that he’s going to order, and then when the waitress comes … order for him.” It’s funny because it shouldn’t be that easy to rob a man of his masculinity — but it is.

    Last week, 17 people, most of them teenagers, were shot dead at a Florida school. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now joins the ranks of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and too many other sites of American carnage. What do these shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys. Girls aren’t pulling the triggers. It’s boys. It’s almost always boys.