Is feminism ruining the idea of masculinity? This strand of thought comes from a conversation I had with a male friend a few months ago. He has it in his head that men are being exposed to too much oestrogen, and as a result are turning into mummies boys. We all know them, don’t we? And it’s nice that men are in touch with their emotions, but you don’t want a fella who gets upset so much that you have to keep a packet of tissues in your handbag for public displays of emotion, do you?
So anyway, said friend reckons that men are being exposed to oestrogen in two ways, and the summary of this is that water is to blame (ridiculous, but stick with me on this) so it’s a conundrum.
On the one hand, part of the problem is that ‘us women’ wash our pills down the sink, and it gets into the water system and then men drink the water and get to much oestrogen.
But on the other hand, there is oestrogen in plastic (butter containers, milk containers, water bottles) so it’s bad to drink bottled water too, as the oestrogen seeps into it and you have the same problem.
LOL. There was literally nothing I could say to this, other than “are you on crack?!” My first criticism of his seamless theory was why on earth did he think that ‘us women’ (I envision a large pack of us prowling the streets after dark, dissolving our contraceptives into drinking water) would be throwing our pills down the sink, rather than actually taking them? Pregnancy preventers do exactly what they say on the tin, but in his intricate conspiracy theory, we are determined to breed. With him.
But then I found this…
Which actually made me laugh out loud. I feel the need to send him a message to let him know that yes, we are plotting against him. (I would just like to add that I’m not sure how credible information from “man up zone” is but we’ll ride this one out). No wonder he is so worried about going to the gym regularly, it seems our pee is inadvertently giving the men in our lives moobs. So hands up, sorry for doubting. But its food for thought right? It seems that the female population either need to get use to a load of lady boys or forever hold our wee…..