Heaven loves ya
The clouds part for ya
Nothing stands in your way
When you're a boy
Clothes always fit ya
Life is a pop of the cherry
When you're a boy
When you're a boy
You can wear a uniform
When you're a boy
Other boys check you out
You get a girl
These are your favorite things
When you're a boy
Boys
Boys
Boys keep swinging
Boys always work it out
Uncage the colors
Unfurl the flag
Luck just kissed you hello
When you're a boy
They'll never clone ya
You're always first on the line
When you're a boy
When you're a boy
You can buy a home of your own
When you're a boy
Learn to drive and everything
You'll get your share
When you're a boy
Boys
Boys
Boys keep swinging
Boys always work it out


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"Boys Keep Swinging" as written by Brian Eno David Bowie

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    General Comment"When you're a boy, you can wear a uniform"

    The other day, I was watching an interview excerpt from UKDK on YouTube. The subject of the interview was a young Italian guy in England, who earned his living making beds in a hotel. He had left his home country due to conscription. In England, his individualism appeared to be limited to peroxide hair and a leather jacket. If he'd been a girl, it is doubtful whether he would have had to face that catch twenty-two.

    Sexism is a two way street. If girls are made to seem weak, stupid or unworthy, then men instinctually distance themselves from their female counterparts. Sensitivity and other typically feminine qualities lose their place in humanity, because men have been imprinted with the idea that girly equals devolution. So the suppression of the feminine is ultimately as oppressive to men as it is to women.



    NellieWhiskeyon June 19, 2010   Link

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