Over-Under and the 52 years of manity.
There are certain behaviors you can engage in if your 5. or if your 67.
but those 52 years in between present an ambiguous slew of norms that cannot be broken.
to elaborate, this is the time between recognizing you have testicles, and realizing your testicles are dragging across the kitchen floor. this is manhood.
and while i am happy that i wear my genitalia on the outside, i can’t say that i am happy about the unacknowledged social norms that come along with the territory.
NO! not the acknowledged social norms. hiding emotion, defining yourself by physical ability, grunting, and chasing nasty, nasty tail are all adequately explored norms. i mean UNACKNOWLEDGED.
Like wearing turtlenecks. the vicinity of my neck has yet to feel as cared for as it does by a knit turtle treat. but i have to retire (read: almost die) to have a love that trumps motherhood grace my neck of necks.
and thats just the beginning. eating fruit-flavored yogurt, listening to music by female artists, line dancing, coloring, menstruating, and watching PBS are all things i had to give up at five. society tells me they define femininity. but what’s feminine about the uterus lining of my vagina falling out and regenerating over a twenty eight day cycle? nothing, thats what.
As i start a silent revolution to androgenize some of life’s finest pleasures, i need to begin to evaluate when it’s socially acceptable to do the following things. please help me out in the comment section.
Under what age and Over what age can I:
wear a clip on tie
do the limbo
talk with god
read people magazine
purchase dried produce
slam dunk into a 6 foot hoop
Thanks to you all. carpe diem. carpe manity.