Posts tagged "boys"

9 Subtle, Low-Key Cute Things Boys Can Do That Women Can’t Get Enough Of

Last week, Elite Daily's Dan Scotti made a super-duper list of cute, low-key things girls can do that men can’t get enough of. Elite Daily touts itself as “the voice of Generation Y,” and obviously speaks for people like me (it notably doesn’t include refraining from ending sentences with prepositions). Since I’m awesome at making…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 11, 2014

The Soapbox: Unwanted Touching Is Unacceptable At Any Age (Yes, Even Age 6)

This piece is crossposted with permission from RebeccaHains.Wordpress.com. In this week’s news, a six-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school. The reason? He had repeatedly kissed one of his classmates, despite her telling him to stop. The girl’s mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, noted that the boy’s behavior had been an ongoing problem. The boy had…

By: Rebecca Hains / December 13, 2013

RIP Society: Fifth Grade Boys Plotted To Rape, Murder Female Classmate

When I was a 10-year-old, the worst thing a boy did to me was put Scotch tape in my hair. If only! Proof that society is going down the toilet: two fifth grade boys in Colville, Washington, have first-degree murder conspiracy charges against them for plotting to rape and kill their female classmate. They were…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

Awesome Mom Fights Ignorance With Sarcasm

The blogger behind the parenting site Ben and Birdy recently had a run-in with a man who mistook her son for a girl. The incident happened in a public restroom, and the man vocally made a scene,  questioning the boy's gender and his right to be in a male public restroom. Appalled by the rude…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 20, 2013

How To Tell The Difference Between A Man And A Boy

I've finally gotten around to reading Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? One of the things that struck me the most is her chapter about the difference between men and boys. She reveals that until she was in her 30s, she only dated boys because men scared the shit out of her:…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 2, 2012

“Boys” Makes The Cast Of “Girls” Seem Incredibly Well-Adjusted

What might happen if the hit HBO show "Girls" was moved from New York to Los Angeles, and starred a cadre of a neurotic dudes, rather than a bunch of self-involved girls? This hilarious parody video, "Boys," shows us the bleak truth. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

Male Student Called Out For Wearing High Heels To School

A high school boy in Tampa Bay, Florida, was asked to leave school after he wore high heels to class. No, it wasn't because other students made fun of him (which yes, they did). It was because the school had a problem with it. As one of the student's friends explained, "He likes the way…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2011

A Blog Called “Cute Boys With Cupcakes”—Need We Say More?

It is a proven fact that if you take two already cute things, combine them, and put them on the internet, that women will have spontaneous squeal-gasms and probably land you a book deal. Take for example: Puppies and babies, Hello Kitty and miniature objects, singing toddlers and Beyoncé, Obama and children. To that end,…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 14, 2010

How To Dress To Meet Your Ex

There are few things more horrifying than running into an ex on the street when you're on the way to the gym or, i don't know, going on three days sans shower and maybe not smelling so normal. Scheduled ex sightings, however, leave endless room to look awesome and either A) make him completely regret…

By: Lily Q / June 22, 2010

Axe Body Spray’s Biggest Customers Are Tweenage Boys?

The typical Axe Body Spray man isn't a man at all, apparently. The New York Times reports that more and more, it's tweenagers and teens—boys who might not even have any underarm hair—who are buying the super manly fragrance products. Says one mother, whose children stock their bathroom with exfoliators, shaving creams, and body washes:…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 1, 2010

10 Tips For Denim Shopping With The Boyfriend

Many boys wear bad jeans. Not always, but it happens. Next time your boy goes denim shopping, tag along and keep him from making the same mistakes once again. Whether that boy is your boyfriend, your dad or any other male with whom you spend any amount of time, they'll resent you at the time…

By: Lily Q / October 27, 2009

Should Boys Compete In Beauty Pageants?

Are boys becoming girls? They're already getting mani/pedis and are competing in glitzy beauty pageants. It seems a new generation of boys is being raised to obsess about their looks like their female counterparts. This video, from season one of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," features Heather Hughes, mom of Hayden and Maverick. In the cli…

By: Annika Harris / August 11, 2009

Poll: We’re Having A Baby Of Indeterminate Sex!

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale don't want to find out the sex of their baby until Gwen goes into it's born. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban know their baby's sex but aren't sharing. Tori Spelling expressed her need to know on Jimmy Kimmel last month: "We are going to find out because I hate yellow…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2008

The #1 Reason High School Guys Date

Teenage boys might not be the hormone-crazed sex junkies (or wannabe sex junkies) many assume them to be. A report published this month in the Journal of Adolescence says that most of the 10th-grade boys surveyed noted their main reason for dating someone was "I really liked the person." And then they grow up. [NY

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008