Thursday, August 04, 2005

Girly vs Manly!

Here are thoughts of a girl, or perhaps there are guys who feel the same way. Is there really a world of diference between thoughts and needs or a girl and a guy. I don't know, maybe you do!!

What really defines a girl or a guy apart from the obvious physical differences? What do people really mean when they say certain things are girly (is that how it is spelt?) or manly? First thing I can think of (thanks to all the FRIENDS episodes I have seen lately) is watching x-rated films is certainly a guy thing. Or is it? Does it mean that girls dont watch such movies? I don't know any girls who do but does that mean there aren't any who do? My sample set of friends could hardly represent a random sample? (that's the mathematician in me talking!)
Or does it mean that its unmanly (or unguyly?) not to watch such stuff?
How about shopping for a girly thing? For starters I hate to shop and I know several guys (well.. at least two!) who love to shop for clothes. Whatever does that mean? There are several things which are traditionally characterised to be a particular genderlike(?) but doesn't that make everyone an exception. Surely each and everyone of us will not be doing all of those things!
Its really hard to define these differences. One of my best friends is a guy. And we talk a lot and share our views on several topics (didn't try to count these! ). I think (and I really speak for myself cause he is not going read this being a guy and everything!) that we understand each other very well. But clearly if there is a world of difference between guys and girls how can that be true? I wonder if we came up with a questionaire for instance
Do you like to shop?
Do you watch x-rated films?
How often do you visit a parlour?
When was the last time you took a bath?.... you get the idea and wrote up a computer program with it ; how many times out of 100 would the program guess the gender right? 100 out of 100? 90 out of 100? Your guess is as good as mine ;)

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