Just a couple of days ago, a Facebook friend put out a general question: What was the first CD you bought?
I answered honestly: “Soundtrack to The Little Mermaid.”
His response: “Your Man Card has been deducted by 2 points.”
He was joking, of course, and even leavened his words with the admission that he bought the Aladdin soundtrack when it came out.
Of course I didn’t feel like my masculinity was genuinely being insulted. In fact, I responded once more: “Meh,” I wrote. “Man Cards aren’t worth the frilly pink paper they’re printed on.”
And I meant it.
A Man Card, if you don’t know (or do know and just want to hear my own brilliantly concise definition), is a theoretical document that jokingly certifies your manhood and can be revoked if other men feel you’re not being manly enough. In their opinion. I’m not sure when it…
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