Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows
komos

Is Equal, Is Not Equal

I've a question that's been bugging me since the story about mannergarten broke. I know that there was a certain degree of amusement over the idea. Perhaps some of you even thought it might be a good idea.

I guess what troubles me is that it's not all that dissimilar from the old gentlemen's clubs* which have all but disappeared. There is of course, one exception. Instead of being a place where men can gather and enjoy each other's company and a certain elan, mannergarten is a place billed as a kind of day care or kindergarten for grown men.

So, why is it that a gathering of men by their choice is presents an edifice that needs be torn down, but one where the men can be infantilized in some way is acceptable and funny?


*I'm talking about the old dark-panelled social clubs where one could enjoy a port and a cigar in the company of other men, not the common euphemism for an "upscale" strip joint.
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