Thoughts on Synchronized Diving

I heard someone say that men’s synchronized diving seems “gay”.

Solo diving doesn’t.

I wonder, what does that say about the way men are supposed to work together in our culture?  (Or aren’t supposed to work together.)

I didn’t bother to ask if there’s anything “lesbian” about women’s synchronized diving.  Of course, by the same norms, there isn’t.

I’ll tell you, some day, all the ways that gender roles screw up men is going to make it into a bona fide issue.  Just as soon as us guys are willing to fess up to an iota of self-reflection, that is…

And another thing, I’ve heard one of the comentators for synchronized diving use “preciseness” as a noun a whole handful of times.  Um, “precision” anyone? And so then, just what does watching a nationally televised comentator repeat the same grammar mistake say about our culture?

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