Marking their territory

Marking their territory

There are 1 comment on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 31, 2007, titled Marking their territory. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

I'm willing to bet that Judd Apatow didn't read "The Dangerous Book for Boys," or at least not the chapter on "Girls." The advice includes such tidbits as "be careful with humor," "avoid being vulgar," and ...

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#1 Aug 31, 2007
While I "get" what Ms. Goodman says -- and I am a usual fan of her column -- what is so "Edwardian" about kids building tree houses, doing magic tricks, and being nice/polite to girls? These were the things I was taught as a kid during the Johnson, Nixon, and Ford administrations. And, while I'm something of a modified pacifist, the tales of brave battles or explorers left in the Arctic snow were super.

The flaw of Ms. Goodman's column, in my opinion, is that she didn't define the ultimate goal of a boy/man. Is it to be the stupid, boring behavior of so many sit-com dads (no "boy" crisis?) or that of someone who actually aspires to DO something?

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