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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:44 PM
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Not every boy dreams of being a marine
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tonekat Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 03:32 PM
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1. Gotta agree with that! N/T
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:50 PM
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2. Someone Wanna Explain This To Me?
Who said every boy dreams of being a marine? I know plenty of straight boys who never had a desire to be a marine. And I know more than a few gay marines.

In what way is this a helpful sentiment?
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 05:50 AM
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3. Diversity vs gender stereotypes
I think the message is about Gender expectations. And pointing out that not every boy dreams of being a soldier or baseball player but might dream of being a ballerina or beauty pagent contestant. It's about breaking the gender binary and doesn't directly have any relation to "GLB" but is all about "T" issues.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 08:53 AM
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4. +1
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:37 AM
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5. Demonstrates (IMO) that some boys are, in fact, effeminate, and
that they should feel no shame about that, even though we live in a misogynistic culture that hates females and women.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 02:23 PM
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6. I had pretty much the same thought.
It seems both illogical and kind of stereotyped.
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