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Let's Study the Man-Child
emnmnmeHeard about this on conservative radio:Registered Userregular
Man-children. Adult males who are emotionally underdeveloped, lazy, and unable to function when it comes to making grown-up decisions. Some variations are chubby, poorly groomed, dim-witted, selfish, bad with money, and unlucky with love. In short, you don't want to be described as a man-child because a man-child is a pathetic-yet-somehow-lovable/pitiable creature.
It's my feeling that the man-child has become a stereotype applied to guys in their late twenties and thirties. It's not by any means a crippling stereotype but, for some reason, the grown man reading comic books or playing tabletop games is seen as less than masculine. Why is having an action figure collection considered a girl repellent? How often do women feel they have the chore of training their husbands? Do any self-described man-children have a juicy stories of irresponsibility to share?