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Old 09-05-2013, 10:34
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No, not the thing some of you dirty minded people are probably thinking of I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase "big boys toys", or maybe "boys and their toys", referring to an adult male, with immature traits.

Sure, these men exist (and I don't think there's anything wrong with a bit of harmless fun).I've seen grown men ganged around, waiting for their go on the remote controlled helicopter ...while their wives and girlfriends look on and sigh, and maybe utter this phrase, but what about the reverse? I'm talkimg about women who;

- Have a film collection made up almost entirely of disney films

- Wear a onesie

- Take teddy bears to bed

- Listen to boy bands aimed at tweens

- Get really scared watching horror films

- Have an obsession with the colour pink

- Have little dolls and stickers in their car that say "princess" on them

- Eat foods designed for children, sometimes even to get the toy (happy meals, kinder eggs etc...)


Again, nothing wrong with it, just a light hearted discussion, but are you 'guilty' of any of these, or maybe you have known some "women-children" in your time, and would like to add to the list....?
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:39
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- Have a film collection made up almost entirely of disney films NOT GUILTY

- Wear a onesie GUILTY

- Take teddy bears to bed NOT GUILTY

- Listen to boy bands aimed at tweens GUILTY

- Get really scared watching horror films NOT GUILTY

- Have an obsession with the colour pink GUILTY

- Have little dolls and stickers in their car that say "princess" on them NOT GUILTY

- Eat foods designed for children, sometimes even to get the toy (happy meals, kinder eggs etc...) NOT GUILTY
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:41
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No, not the thing some of you dirty minded people are probably thinking of I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase "big boys toys", or maybe "boys and their toys", referring to an adult male, with immature traits.

Sure, these men exist (and I don't think there's anything wrong with a bit of harmless fun).I've seen grown men ganged around, waiting for their go on the remote controlled helicopter ...while their wives and girlfriends look on and sigh, and maybe utter this phrase, but what about the reverse? I'm talkimg about women who;

- Have a film collection made up almost entirely of disney films

- Wear a onesie

- Take teddy bears to bed

- Listen to boy bands aimed at tweens

- Get really scared watching horror films

- Have an obsession with the colour pink

- Have little dolls and stickers in their car that say "princess" on them

- Eat foods designed for children, sometimes even to get the toy (happy meals, kinder eggs etc...)


Again, nothing wrong with it, just a light hearted discussion, but are you 'guilty' of any of these, or maybe you have known some "women-children" in your time, and would like to add to the list....?
i`m a bit blokey [in a non butch way] and i find it a bit strange. i used to have a friend who would slip into a weird daddy`s-little-girl voice mid conversation, most odd.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:42
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Haha! Any more you care to add?

You know, I think the worst one on there is the disney films obsessives. The others I can live with, but if a girl expects me to sit through her disney films before I get to watch fight club, I'm not happy
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:46
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Sure, these men exist (and I don't think there's anything wrong with a bit of harmless fun).I've seen grown men ganged around, waiting for their go on the remote controlled helicopter ...while their wives and girlfriends look on and sigh, and maybe utter this phrase, but what about the reverse? I'm talkimg about women who;
I have had debates about that. The thing is - many things that girls play with as kids of play - have adult analogies. Thats not always true of boys toys.

For example (and I know these may be stereotypes):

Dolls = Real Baby
Dolls Pram = Real Pram
Dolls House = Real House
Fisher Price Kitchen = Real Kitchen
My little Pony = Real Pony

Ok - guys may have real cars and DIY to replace their scalextric and lego - but where is the real world accessible analogy of space rockets, ray guns, Airwolf or superpowers.

Thats why guys still play with games/toys as adults
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:51
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I don't do any of those things.

Maybe I'm not a proper girl.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:53
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I have had debates about that. The thing is - many things that girls play with as kids of play - have adult analogies. Thats not always true of boys toys.

For example (and I know these may be stereotypes):

Dolls = Real Baby
Dolls Pram = Real Pram
Dolls House = Real House
Fisher Price Kitchen = Real Kitchen
My little Pony = Real Pony

Ok - guys may have real cars and DIY to replace their scalextric and lego - but where is the real world accessible analogy of space rockets, ray guns or superpowers.

Thats why guys still play games as adults
Hmm, I don't really see that point too strongly. Like you said, boys have cars, toy diy stuff, lego etc... as for the more fantasy type toys, girls do have them too.

Let's face it though, a grown woman playing with a doll is always going to be immature, whether it relates to a real baby or not. It isn't really that relevant or any less childish than a grown man playing with a toy rocket. To be fair though, a toy rocket could lead to a model rocket, which will at least teach you some things about physics and maybe engineering. How does a toy baby prepare you for a real one?

Edit: and I'm now ashamed to admit, I had loads of toy kitchens as a kid
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:54
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I have a friend in her 40's who saves madly each year for a 3 week blast round the theme parks in Florida, she goes alone and is childfree. I find that quite endearing, she does love her theme parks, and she is also into anything Disney. She's not childlike in any other way though.

I have another friend who is a doll collector, and some of her dolls are extremely creepy. She gets awfully offended whenever anyone says that though, as if someone has said her precious first born child is ugly.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:55
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Haha! Any more you care to add?
I would like to add that last week I purchased a stunning pink Kenwood handheld mixer. It is the loveliest 'big girls' toy' I have ever purchased.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:55
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I have another friend who is a doll collector, and some of her dolls are extremely creepy. She gets awfully offended whenever anyone says that though, as if someone has said her precious first born child is ugly.
You don't know my girlfriend do you?
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:57
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You don't know my girlfriend do you?
If she collects creepy porcelain dolls (and spends an absolute fortune on them) and keeps them in a special air conditioned doll room, then yes, I do.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:59
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The only one I can really identify with on that list is getting really scared while watching horror films.

I sometimes get my OH to come upstairs with me after I've watched a scary film and wait while I go to the toilet, as I'm too scared to go upstairs on my own. There have been a few times he's had to do that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:03
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If she collects creepy porcelain dolls (and spends an absolute fortune on them) and keeps them in a special air conditioned doll room, then yes, I do.
Are they Japanese ones?! She spends hundreds of pounds on them, and yes, they are incredibly creepy looking. Don't think she keeps them in an air conditioned room though. Cheap student digs tend to lack that.

This must just be more epidemic than I thought

This might be a good time to point out, I can be a bit of an immature, man-child myself
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:04
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You know, I think the worst one on there is the disney films obsessives. The others I can live with, but if a girl expects me to sit through her disney films before I get to watch fight club, I'm not happy
I wouldn't mind the DVD collection, IF, they listen to proper music every now and then, not just the stuff aimed at kids!

I don't have to watch the DVDs as well do I? If so, maybe they are a problem too!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:05
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I would like to add that last week I purchased a stunning pink Kenwood handheld mixer. It is the loveliest 'big girls' toy' I have ever purchased.
Errghh, those things are hideous, sorry Must be a girl thing!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:13
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I don't do any of those things.

Maybe I'm not a proper girl.
It doesn't mean you aren't a proper girl. Perhaps you are just a proper grown up?

I know some people like to live by the mantra; 'You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever', me included, at times
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:16
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I wouldn't mind the DVD collection, IF, they listen to proper music every now and then, not just the stuff aimed at kids!

I don't have to watch the DVDs as well do I? If so, maybe they are a problem too!
My gf will listen to Rammstein, but her favourite band is Keane It's all very confusing

Well you could make your gf watch all your favourite films under the argument that she still enjoys the films you like, but you hate most of the ones she likes

I sat through harry potter and twilight. That was enough for a lifetime
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:17
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It doesn't mean you aren't a proper girl. Perhaps you are just a proper grown up?

I know some people like to live by the mantra; 'You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever', me included, at times
Oh I can be immature but it doesn't involve dolls or pink. I didn't even like them when I was a little girl.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:24
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I'm not a collector. I'm a bit of a computer geek, though, but I think many women are these days. Also, the only thing that would apply to me on the OP's list would be the horror film one. I don't mind ghostly, scary films, it's gruesome ones that I don't like to watch.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:29
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You've made me wonder if I've ever actually been a girl
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:40
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Have a film collection made up almost entirely of disney films NO

- Wear a onesie YES

- Take teddy bears to bed NO.

- Listen to boy bands aimed at tweens

- Get really scared watching horror films NO

- Have an obsession with the colour pink NO

- Have little dolls and stickers in their car that say "princess" on them NO

- Eat foods designed for children, sometimes even to get the toy (happy meals, kinder eggs etc...) YES (I like happy meals and its much the same as getting small fries small coke etc)

I enjoy some girls toys but most of my gadgets are pretty much Uni sex
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:05
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Have a film collection made up almost entirely of disney films NO

- Wear a onesie YES

- Take teddy bears to bed NO.

- Listen to boy bands aimed at tweens

- Get really scared watching horror films NO

- Have an obsession with the colour pink NO

- Have little dolls and stickers in their car that say "princess" on them NO

- Eat foods designed for children, sometimes even to get the toy (happy meals, kinder eggs etc...) YES (I like happy meals and its much the same as getting small fries small coke etc)

I enjoy some girls toys but most of my gadgets are pretty much Uni sex
Come on, come on, spill the beans, you cant leave that entry blank damn you!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:10
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Come on, come on, spill the beans, you cant leave that entry blank damn you!
She may have been a JLS fan?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:17
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A "girly girl" is very much my type
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:19
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For some reason, the first thing I thought about when reading this thread was Katie Price's pink Range Rover.

Which leads me to ask, what's the deal there?
I don't think guys fixate on colours, do they?
Why DO these women insist on having pink clothes, pink shoes, a pink phone, a pink laptop, a pink car, a pink TV set, a pink stereo etc?
Is it some kind of post-modern attempt to "own" the whole "girly" thing or is it just that they really are "girly"?


Anyway, I gotta say, I think, maybe, it's harder to define "Big Girls Toys" in the same was as for guys cos women tend to have more diverse interests.
Course, having said that, I'm sure there are also squillions of guys who's interests don't include train-sets, guns, cars and motorbikes and other "boys toys" too, so you have to wonder how much real basis there is for still applying that phrase too.
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