July 14, 2010

In defence of teenage boys

Thank you Lili Wilkinson for expressing with your usual panache what I've struggled with over many drafts of this post since reading Alexandra Adornetto's opinion piece in The Age, Why teenage boys suck more than vampires.

Aside from the issues I have with a controlling/obsessive/abusive character being held up as a romantic ideal, as commentors on the Age site pointed out - if a guy had written an equivalent piece, it wouldn't have been published. So what makes it okay to belittle teenage boys in the media?

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