Just got home from watching John Tucker Must Die. (Warning: Spoilers present.) Basic premise – popular jock cheats on a whole bunch of girls. Whole bunch of girls want revenge. An amusing plot, certainly, but with one anecdote I was not at all pleased with.
During a basketball game, one of the girls mixes estrogen pill powder in with John’s muscle mix. He drinks it all down, and a bit later, begins acting like a stereotypical girl. “Do these shorts make my thighs look fat?” he queries. “Why do you have to be so mean!” he cries out at an opposing team player. Then there’s the being ridiculed by his coach that causes him to begin sobbing and rush out in a melodramatic huff.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is what estrogen does to women. We’re emotional messes that can’t even play a simple game of basketball without getting our feelings hurt.
But all sarcasm aside, what I got out of this scene was a message that it all comes down to genetics. Women are run by estrogen, causing them to be sensitive crybabies. And men are run by testosterone, causing them to be prowling tigers.