I've always wondered... do men ever read women's magazines? Because just out of curiosity I checked out GQ magazine's website today. As I schemed the main page I was intrigued by the title of one of their featured articles - "The Tyranny of Girl Food".
Girl food? What's wrong with what we eat? What's so oppressing or intimidating about girl food?
Ah yes, it kinda rings a bell now. I've heard how apparently men eat 'real' food and women don't. According to the writer, us girls like to go on giggly lunches (okay well that's sorta true) and "nibble on tuna melt, three bean salad, cream cheese on Ryvita, stewed fruit, cereal bars, soya yogurt, chicken wraps". Men, on the other hand, would rather have a 300 gram piece of steak with chunky potatoes and carrots on the side.
"Men tend to go for scrambled eggs, while girls prefer soufflé. Men generally order pizza, while girls head for pasta. Men have barbecues, girls have picnics." You get the picture.
Men are such funny creatures. They tease us when we eat and they tease us when we don't. Gentlemen, please make up your mind and understand that there is a reason why many women try to eat healthy food and go on diets - to keep you happy. If anything is oppressing women it is the ideals that men have set for women's bodies and you know it.
Because truthfully I'd rather have a 300 gram steak over stewed fruit any day.