At certain points in every girl’s life gender politics force choices between the male world and the female world. Between girlfriends and guy friends. Between the sometimes fickle loyalty of female friends and the weirdly nonchalant allegiance of male friends.
I long ago opted for the male world. Frankly, men are more fun. They have better adventures and cooler toys and they like pretty girls who are their friends in a simple, pleasant way.
Being the pretty girl in the room among a bunch of guys who are also your buddies is, no joke, one of the best feelings in the world. Coming into a room and knowing that you’re going to make people laugh and have a good time and be happy is a kick. Make no mistake, this dynamic is all about attention — the attention that a pretty girl can trade with most men and some women. [Read more…]