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I'd be bothered by it, and I wouldn't let him/discourage him
45 12%
I'd be bothered by it, but I'd let him do it
111 31%
I wouldn't be bothered by it
162 45%
Unsure
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#1
Lets say you had a son (if you already have one, congratulations unless he's a total douche. Just pretend this thread isn't a hypothetical).

When your son is around 4-12 years old, he's not really interested in boy toys (ya know, Tonka trucks. Action figures. Bionicles. Playboy magazines, the works...), but he's way more interested in playing with girl toys like Barbie, pony stuffed animals and shit.

Would you mind?

I'm asking because I was reading about how in some countries (I think one was Sweden), a lot of the schools in early grades like pre-k or 1st grade encourage the children, no matter the gender, to play with both girl and boy toys.

I personally would say I wouldn't mind at all. I don't see anything wrong with it. But who knows, maybe when I have a son my thoughts will change.
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#2
He's gotta find out about the structures of a woman some time.


Seriously though, I wouldn't mind. Toys are toys. If you enjoy playing with them, why should i take that happiness away from you?
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#3
i honestly wouldnt care not at all

as long as my son is gay towards other people and doesnt try to rump his freaking rump on my wood

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#4
I would encourage my boy to hold a barbie in each hand. Hopefully he'll put one on top of the other.
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#6
I wouldn't be happy or anything but I'd still let him play with but if he is still 10 and playing with them, they're gone.
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#7
I'd be fine with it. Although it's hard to see how he wouldn't be bullied in school
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#9
If my kid wanted me to buy him barbies for Christmas first thing first is the mom gets a sledgehammer to the face for ruining my man genes and making my son gay. Then my son is going to have to do some ankle grabbing, so I may reimburse his man hood.
#10
I'd let him do it, but I'd rather have a son who plays boys toys so we can have one of those father-son things like catch and whatnot.
#11
You mean my son Tank, future New York Giants Quarterback hall of famer? Ha.

As long as he doesn't come on to me.
#12
When I was about 4 I'd make my Power Ranger Megazord beat the crap out of the Care Bears. So, at that age, it really doesn't matter. Toys are toys. An action figure is a doll too.
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#15
I'd smack it out of his hand and put a beer in it.


Nah but seriously I don't know. I guess I would encourage him not to, but if he insisted, I would have no problem with it.
#16
If I had a son, I would be dissapoint
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#17
I have my Kid work hard all day, and learn fancy karate stuff, so he learns to be a bad a$$, then as a reward he gets to play with whatever toy he wants.

When he's older, He will be small but strong from having to work so hard all the time. Hopefully the kids pick on him, so he can teach them a lesson in acceptance... and a$$ kicking.
#20
Dunno. Probably not. I got 2 "boys". Ya both of them are older than the average pit monkey. I just rolled with what they threw at me.
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#21
Well if any of you had even come close to having akid you kinda have thoughts and expectations of what you want them to be. Normally that doesn't include flaming homosexual.

So yeah it would bother me.
#22
Holy shit.

I've gotta go find my Bionicle stuff now. Those things were awesome!
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#23
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Well if any of you had even come close to having akid you kinda have thoughts and expectations of what you want them to be. Normally that doesn't include flaming homosexual.

So yeah it would bother me.

I think your view would change upon becoming a father. Serious answer man.
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Well if any of you had even come close to having akid you kinda have thoughts and expectations of what you want them to be. Normally that doesn't include flaming homosexual.

So yeah it would bother me.



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I think your view would change upon becoming a father. Serious answer man.

Maybe. I was there for the birth of all 3 of my nephews. So I'm closer to it than any other pit monkey besides you.
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#27
When I was really young, I played with dolls a lot cause I had two sisters and most of my cousins were girls too so that was the only way I could relate to them. I was mostly playing with the Barbie Corvette though. If anything, it made me miss my own toys even more and would be glad to play with my action figures and cars again with my friends.
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#29
It might make me raise an eyebrow and put down my drink for a second. But then I'd just move along.
#30
I wouldnt really care, id just teach him to fight like a crazy dude so he can kick the asses of anybody who gives him problems about it
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#31
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Yeah cause I don't have any experience

Right, because taking away a kid's toys for reasons he doesn't know, understand or have any control over is totally alright. Wouldn't want him to become a "flaming homosexual" now would you?
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#32
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Right, because taking away a kid's toys for reasons he doesn't know, understand or have any control over is totally alright. Wouldn't want him to become a "flaming homosexual" now would you?


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When my brother was younger, he'd play all day with my sisters dolls and shit, and he's not a "flaming homosexual".
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Maybe. I was there for the birth of all 3 of my nephews. So I'm closer to it than any other pit monkey besides you.

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Right, because taking away a kid's toys for reasons he doesn't know, understand or have any control over is totally alright. Wouldn't want him to become a "flaming homosexual" now would you?

You truly underestimate a kid's understanding. They aren't some stupid object. They understand a whole lot more than you give them credit for. My 3 year nephew comprehends a whole lot more than you right now.
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Do you wish them their happiness? That's all I want for my kids. I taught them to be responsible for their lives. What they make of their lives is up to them. If they're happy I'm happy for them. That's all I can do.

Yes I do, but I also have an idea of how I would like the to turn out. I'm the father figure to 2 of my nephews so I do care about them more than anything. It's just that walking in to find someone who is almost your son to see they aren't turning out the way you want is weird. Trust me I ran into this a couple times before.
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#36
It depends. If hes tying M80's to them or melting them or something I'd encourage him, but if he's playing dress up I'd beat him.
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It depends. If hes tying M80's to them or melting them or something I'd encourage him, but if he's playing dress up I'd beat him.

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Yeah okay man. You keep telling yourself that you can fend off the gay from your future kids by making them do only what you allow them to.
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#40
I would feel like I wasn't a very good role model. I grew up helping my dad with race cars and lawn mowers, and manly stuff lol... and so that's what I became interested in. If my son started liking things which are way far out from what I like, I wouldn't mind, but I would feel like I haven't involved myself enough in his childhood.
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