“If you take them to a face-painting booth, that doesn’t make them cats.”
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but J. Crew has pretty much destroyed the world with an email ad that showed the organization’s president painting her son’s toenails. But not only painting them. Painting them hot pink.
This got people all hot and bothered because, well, he’s a boy. Boys should be taught to play baseball and hit things. If boys start painting their nails, they’ll also probably grow vaginas and get periods, and then everything will get really confusing. We need to teach our boys how to be men! Because everyone knows that being a little girly is, like, the worst thing in the world. It’s so bad that manliness needs to protected behind an iron fortress of douchebaggery.
Evidently, masculinity is just a delicate flower. It’s always a little nail paint away from total eradication.
Image credit: Danielle Elder