Saturday, December 10, 2011

Why men and women can't be friends (Really?!)

Strangely interesting little video - although this is Utah St., so I wonder what the responses would be at USC, or UC Boulder, or NYU.

Personally, I have a lot of female friends, and I know other guys who do as well, with no sexual or romantic interests. I suspect that if these guys interviewed an older cohort, they might find different answers. But that would defeat their purpose, it seems to me, of making a point.

Obviously, these guys only used the answers that fit their agenda, which is to promote the stereotype that all men want is sex and we cannot have a female friend that we don't want to sleep with. It's sad when men seek to support limiting stereotypes of themselves.

Why men and women can't be friends

By Bailey Johnson

December 8, 2011

(CBS) - It's an age old question, one many young men and women struggle with. As young adults make their way in the world, meeting new people, experiencing new things, they will eventually have to find an answer to a very simple question: can men and women be just friends? One intrepid college filmmaker went out into the field to find out what people think. The answer might shock you. (Or it might not.)

This may be the most important clip on gender relations since When Harry Met Sally. It's also very, very collegiate. But, hey, work with what you've got. It seems the Utah State University campus is pretty split on the issue- that is, split between men and women. It's also almost comically like what you might find in a sitcom. But that may be thanks to the fine editing of filmmakers Jesse Budd and Patrick Romero, the men (of course) responsible for this groundbreaking study.

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