Courtesy of monkey in the open thread, we got a heads-up to this appalling site about how much little boys suck. I’d like to say it’s about something else, but it really isn’t. It’s got child-focused misandry and no other fucking ingredients.
It really says something that this entire fake site is an ad intended to “address the issue” of parents disproportionately expressing a preference for boys. I mean, first and most obviously, it doesn’t address that issue at all, so… well done, I guess. Second, even if that is your intent, could you really not come up with anything other than blatant and baldfaced boy-bashing, you blithering bare-balled bandicoot-buggerers? (That may have been a bit biased or bullheaded. My bad. I’m bothered and I’m binging.)
On top of that, this whole goddamn thing is so gender-norm enforcing that it makes me… well, lapse into self-indulgent alliteration like Stan Lee on meth, obviously. I mean, seriously, the implication is pretty obviously that little girls don’t randomly destroy things, injure themselves, make messes, or generally wreak havoc wherever they set their dainty little feet. Now, perhaps the little girls I’ve known are not a great control group, but… let’s just say my data does not match theirs. Then again, they don’t actually have any data. They openly admit they just made up a bunch of fake anecdotes to support their bullshit, relying on people going “Ha-ha, ain’t it the truth?” It’s what our friend Holly calls a that-always-happens joke, and it’s incredibly insulting.
The ridiculous part, for me, is that I’m generally sympathetic to the issue they’re trying and failing to address. I do think parental gender preference is a problem, ranging from merely troubling in American culture to hugely toxic in some others. In other words, this site can’t persuade me on an issue I already agree with. That’s like an ad for a store that sells nothing but comic books, whisky, and show tunes; if you can’t sell me on that, you are really, really bad at your job.