reply to post by Majic
I promised myself I wouldn't respond to this thread unless you did!
I have to say, I've never seen the show, and don't plan to see the show, but I do have Patrick Star tattooed on my left bicep, so I know all about
the symbolism and personal message a silly ass cartoon can have on a grown man.
I also fully agree that if a man has to prove his manliness,
then he probably doesn't have any.
There is no way to effeminize a man the way people think. I could prance around in a Pony outfit and still please a harem of women and kick
someone's ass all in the same night.
Wait, damn, that goes against what I just said in the last paragraph.
I love Sponge Bob, he is the eternal optimist, and he got my wife and I through some hard times. I love glitter. I love girl's perfume (no, I
don't wear it, but I LOVE to accidentally
get some rubbed off on me and let it linger through the day or night
.)) I've painted my
fingernails with scented kiwi before, and wore it for a week. I've been in hundreds of fights, but the most swollen my face has ever been was after
being talked into getting my eyebrows waxed!! NEVER AGAIN!!
If the show is a conspiracy to feminize men, then the men affected by it weren't worth much to begin with.
NOW, if you want to talk about disgusting shows, the ONLY show banned in my house is FRED.
That is truly
disgusting, and should not be on a children's channel like Nickelodeon. Kids are impressionable, and they do need role models that embody the
correct way for a person to live. From what I know of My Little Pony, those role models exist, but some other shows are severely lacking. Even
iCarly constantly has the kids doing stuff that would get them arrested in real-life.
So, while I don't see the conspiracy to feminize men, I do see the danger in television, and I think we should monitor what our kids are watching,
or at least be available to interpret it for them and teach them what is right and wrong, legal and illegal, fantasy and reality.