[LMB] Orycon now OT:

margali mtraber251 at earthlink.net
Tue, 11 Nov 2003 18:18:42 -0500

What attracted me to christian was his willingness to show affection, 
sadness, cry in front of me, act silly with small children in public 
[you can *not* look dignified playing peekaboo with a baby...just ain't 
happening!] and in general show his 'girly' side. Not into macho men...

Rob is the same way - heck, we still act like we are dating after almost 
15 years...holding hands, snuggling on benches in the park...playing on 
the swingset or seesaw...

Padget, Scott R wrote:

> What the h*ll kind of message is it when authority figures
> (starting with parents in a boybaby's infancy) carefully train
> all the more tender emotional expressions *out* of our boys and
> encourage ritualized aggression as the *only* acceptable form
> of expression for any emotion whatsoever, *including* affection.
> And then they wonder why boys become emotionally stunted and/or
> violent/abusive later on...