Today I had my bimonthly hair appointment, which I must say I always enjoy because it always gives me time to catch up on popular culture via the ample supply of magazines available for my waiting room amusement.
Instead of reaching for the current issue of People Magazine, as is my custom, I grabbed a recent issue of Maxim, the popular Men's Magazine... (Very amusing, I must say!). In it was an article called Gender Theft in which the author lamented the merging of the sexes, and the corresponding loss of quality "Guy Time", i.e. hanging out with the boys, male bonding etc..
This of course caught my attention, as it appears to be yet another piece of evidence supporting my suspicion that the social pendulum, as relating to male/female relations, has, so to speak swung. A backlash is in the making, and one can only hope that the men, in their retaliation, will follow the Geneva Conventions.
I have to admit, that I was a bit surprised that the author took issue with women's attempt to be "One of the Guys" as, on first glance, this seems conciliatory. Upon further reflection, I decided that it would be somewhat annoying to always have a member of the opposite sex present in social activities, especially if they feigned enjoyment or understanding of the bonding rituals taking place. I mean, we gals value our gal time, right?
I guess there is a fine line between taking an interest in, and being supportive of your man's hobbies, friends, activities, and taking them over.
PS, I would love to hear opinions on this topic, be you male or female, but am especially eager to hear the male point of view! So, don't be shy, I don't bite, Sound Off!