Exiles from Guyland

“What about girls? Guys love girls–all that homosociality might become suspect if they didn’t! It’s women they can’t stand. Guyland is the more grownup version of the clubhouse on THE LITTLE RASCALS–the ‘He-Man Woman Haters Club’. Women demand responsibility and respectability, the antitheses of Guyland. Girls are fun and sexy, even friends, as long as they respect the centrality of guys’ commitment to the band of brothers. And when girls are allowed in, they have to play by guy rules–or they don’t get to play at all.”

Kimmel, Michael. GUYLAND: THE PERILOUS WORLD WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN. New York: Harper Books, 2008. Print. p. 13-4

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