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PostSubject: Laura Lepisto''s Femine Barbs   Wed May 20, 2009 5:21 pm

This article is about the idea of Laura's male figure skaters as being feminine....http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Male+figure-skaters+irked+by+Laura+Lepist%C3%B6s+feminine+barbs/1135246111592
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PostSubject: Re: Laura Lepisto's Femine Barbs   Fri May 22, 2009 3:42 am

Jeeze, this subject really caught on fire recently hasn't it? Sweatdrop I'm not sure what to think anymore. It probably is a cultural thing too, as Japan has the long-standing bishounen aesthetic (many Asian countries have similar ideas as well) that doesn't condemn sensitivity and femininity as being an undesirable trait in men.

I just wish people weren't so stooped up in gender roles and typecasting; it's the 21st century and to see this sort of double standard still exist is quite disheartening.

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