sports & outdoor play

Germerica Body Headcanons

Alfred (APH America)
-Broad chested, stocky build, rectangular proportions
-Acne scars around his chin, cheeks and back, because no matter how much everyone told him to stop picking he was fixated on his appearance and couldn’t stop
-Got braces late in life and now wears a retainer to bed regularly to maintain his straight teeth
-square face with a wide nose
-Chubby arms, tummy and thighs and a solid, strong core like a weight-lifter’s build; has felt self conscious about his weight in the past but now has a more accepting view of himself and genuinely likes his shape
-Light brown skin, tans easily and has a permanent farmer’s tan from working and playing sports outdoors

Ludwig (APH Germany)
-5'10", keeps an overly straightened posture to look taller than Alfred
-Even build, inverted triangle shape, but appears to have a slight hour-glass because of his thick thighs
-Light freckles and blackheads on nose from moderate sun exposure, but rather fair skinned since most of his hobbies are indoor ones
-sharp, slightly bent nose with high bridge
-Noticeably crooked teeth, doesn’t often smile but Lord, when he does, you wonder why he would ever hide that glowing, wild grin
-Lean, toned muscles, large pecs
-Totally has an eyebrow piercing and a lip piercing.
-Has some chub around his stomach from all the homemade baked goods and beer, though he is able to keep excess weight off pretty easily

Feminism 101: Girls Are Weak, We Need To Teach Them to Be Like Boys

I read an article titled Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared? on the New York Time’s website written by a female firefighter insulted because people ask her if she gets scared. Her contention is we teach girls to be afraid and boys to embrace risk.

This fear conditioning begins early. Many studies have shown that physical activity — sports, hiking, playing outdoors — is tied to girls’ self-esteem. And yet girls are often warned away from doing anything that involves a hint of risk.

One study focused on, coincidentally, a playground fire pole, is particularly revealing. It was published in The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology and showed that parents cautioned their daughters about the dangers of the fire pole significantly more than they did their sons and were much more likely to assist them. But both moms and dads directed their sons to face their fears, with instruction on how to complete the task on their own.

I spoke recently to a friend who admitted that she cautioned her daughter much more than her son. “But she’s very klutzy,” the mom explained. I wondered, wasn’t there a way even a klutzy child could take risks? My friend agreed there might be, but only halfheartedly, and I could see on her face that maternal instinct was sparring with feminism, and feminism was losing.

When a girl learns that the chance of skinning her knee is an acceptable reason not to attempt the fire pole, she learns to avoid activities outside her comfort zone. Soon many situations are considered too scary, when in fact they are simply exhilarating and unknown. Fear becomes a go-to feminine trait, something girls are expected to feel and express at will. By the time a girl reaches her tweens no one bats an eye when she screams at the sight of an insect.

I’ve got mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, as a man with two nieces I want them to grow up confident in their abilities and resilient to failure. On the other hand, feminists constantly pushing the concept that we need to raise girls to be like boys is both idiotic and insulting - to girls.

  • No one teaches boys to catch bugs and drop them in spider webs to see what happens. Boys just do it, girls don’t, and there’s nothing wrong with that in either regard.
  • No one teaches boys to play with matches under the front porch. Boys just do it, girls don’t, and there’s nothing wrong with that in either regard.
  • No one teaches boys to jump off the top of a 10 foot jungle gym. Boys just do it, girls don’t, and there’s nothing wrong with that in either regard.
  • No one teaches boys to use every piddly curb like its a launching pad for their bicycle. Boys just do it, girls don’t, and there’s nothing wrong with that in either regard.

Some girls naturally do these things. They’re called tomboys and there’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s nothing wrong with girls who don’t either. Why do feminists hate little girls so much, view them through a lens of failure, and demand they do better AKA do what the boys do.

Sure, parents might respond to boy and girl children differently, but even a feminist parent who dares to take off her Follow The Agenda At All Costs goggles sees the truth - boys and girls are different - and there’s nothing wrong with that despite what her feminist indoctrination tell her.