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  1. Was basically screaming YASSS QUEEN all the way through this (especially to how much of a bargain the clothes are). My mum and next door neighbour used to say boys will be boys when my brother and the boy next door used to punch eachother in a fall out in school. Did that behaviour continue to adult hood? No. Was there also a lot of “at least when they fall out they just deck eachother and make up unlike girls where it’s all catty”. Absolutely. I think boys will be boys is used by parents who need to just look at another mum or Dad in the school yard and have a sense of unity in the fact their little man is being a little shit. The same as when we find out a family only has girls and the immediate reaction is “oh god I bet it’s a nightmare” because of all the falling out, bitchiness and trying to share a bathroom. It’s all stereotypical but I think it’s more of a unity thing, a little laugh at kids who are being abbot bratty. I don’t think anyone has ACTUALLY gone “oh well, boys will be boys” when trying to justify a rapist or an abuser or the like. Hit the nail on the head (so much so I’ve gone on a massive long rant comment haha)

    • Haha thanks, I love these kind of comments! Exactly! I have a family of girls, but we weren’t offended every time people mentioned how difficult the house must be – mostly because that stereotype didn’t come from nowhere! Haha. I think people are trying to police innocent language too much.

  2. Was basically screaming YASSS QUEEN all the way through this (especially to how much of a bargain the clothes are). My mum and next door neighbour used to say boys will be boys when my brother and the boy next door used to punch eachother in a fall out in school. Did that behaviour continue to adult hood? No. Was there also a lot of “at least when they fall out they just deck eachother and make up unlike girls where it’s all catty”. Absolutely. I think boys will be boys is used by parents who need to just look at another mum or Dad in the school yard and have a sense of unity in the fact their little man is being a little shit. The same as when we find out a family only has girls and the immediate reaction is “oh god I bet it’s a nightmare” because of all the falling out, bitchiness and trying to share a bathroom. It’s all stereotypical but I think it’s more of a unity thing, a little laugh at kids who are being abbot bratty. I don’t think anyone has ACTUALLY gone “oh well, boys will be boys” when trying to justify a rapist or an abuser or the like. Hit the nail on the head (so much so I’ve gone on a massive long rant comment haha)

    • Haha thanks, I love these kind of comments! Exactly! I have a family of girls, but we weren’t offended every time people mentioned how difficult the house must be – mostly because that stereotype didn’t come from nowhere! Haha. I think people are trying to police innocent language too much.

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