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Modern boys want to be dancers rather than firemen
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:08PM BST 14 Aug 2013 | Steve Hawkes

Posted on 08/17/2013 2:30:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai

More boys are dreaming of becoming dancers than firefighters or policemen, as reality shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing trigger a cultural shift.

A survey found dancing was the third most popular career choice of boys aged between two and 12—just behind doctor in first place and footballers in second. More boys—8 percent—want to be dancers than girls—5 percent.

Some 7 percent of girls would rather be a footballer than pursue a more traditional female career, such as a nursing.

The research by Mothercare and Save the Children shows the impression left on the kids of today by the success of dance troupes such as Diversity, which sprang to fame on Britain’s Got Talent.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dancer; fireman; homosexualagenda; modernboys

1 posted on 08/17/2013 2:30:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If this is true, it’s the result of decades of indoctrination and it points to the decline of Western Civilization.


2 posted on 08/17/2013 2:34:36 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Yep, them Muslims sure do like their ‘dancing boys’


3 posted on 08/17/2013 2:36:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

4 posted on 08/17/2013 2:38:45 AM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Most women like it if their guy could dance.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 2:56:02 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

Lib parents teaching sensitivity and peace.

I have 2 New England lib brothers in law. One has a 25 year old son who graduated from college with a degree in French. He works as an “on call” bus boy in a restaurant and lives with his girl friend. Mostly he skateboards.

The other NE nephew is 26 and majored in “Shakespeare Theatre”. He’s worked at Starbucks for the past 3 years and lives with his parents.

My conservative brother in law has a 27 year old son who just served 4 years in the Army and went to Iraq with his Army wife. He now works for the Department of Defense, owns a 4,000sf home and has a 1 year old daughter.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 2:58:24 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: albie

What part of New England are they from. Boston, Hartford, Portland? :)


7 posted on 08/17/2013 3:28:33 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Olog-hai




It isnt hard to see how 100 years of gradual liberalism can have a detrimental effect on the male species.
8 posted on 08/17/2013 3:49:26 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Olog-hai

Pre-WWII, French boys were taught to dance. German boys were taught to shoot. It took Germany less than two months to defeat France.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 4:11:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Olog-hai

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are in no danger of being surpassed by the 2013 versions of Vanilla Ice.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 4:26:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL Great Post.

A little exploitive on both pictures, but it brings out the truth.

The curve has it accelerating at a great rate.
It took a hundred years to get this bad, how bad will it get in the next ten.


11 posted on 08/17/2013 4:45:39 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Olog-hai

I am a professional square dance caller and dance teacher. I have led a damage control/fire team shipboard.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 4:45:40 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

They surveyed children-—boys between ages 2 to 7. What did you want to be when you were those ages?


13 posted on 08/17/2013 4:52:01 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Olog-hai
I can understand not wanting to be a cop, but a fireman? What's not to love? You live a life of action, get to save people, and believe me, the chicks dig you even if some of us have a have a tendency to grow 80's style porn-staches. It's the big hoses.

If you don't think you can measure up, then yeah, go study ballet and be a phantom pumper.

14 posted on 08/17/2013 4:53:38 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Olog-hai

Modern boys must be the new word for queer.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: basil

My 4-year-old wants to be a fire-breathing dragon.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 4:59:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

What part of New England are they from. Boston, Hartford, Portland? :)”

...Boston (near Harvard) and Portland.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 4:59:31 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: jimfree

IIRC, square dancing was devised to enable both sexes to meet & interact, with the purpose of encouraging marriage & procreation.

No societal decadence there.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 5:15:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Olog-hai

Well, I’m in Connecticut and when I took my granddaughter to the park on Thursday, there was a pack of six 8-10 year old boys actually being boys - you know - chasing each other, shooting at each other with finger guns, the stuff boys normally like to do. And, more surprisingly, no one was complaining!


19 posted on 08/17/2013 5:54:22 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: VanDeKoik
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20 posted on 08/17/2013 6:27:36 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Olog-hai

21 posted on 08/17/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

I can hear the conversation now.

Private to General-General, sir, the enemy are breaking through the western defense.

General to private-Ok, enough with the tap dancing, time to break out the ballet slippers.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 6:41:10 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Olog-hai

An invading country’s dream.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 6:43:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Because on Disney shows, dancers get chicks.

Firemen are just bumbling dumbbells.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 7:14:42 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Tax-chick
My 4-year-old wants to be a fire-breathing dragon.

Cheers. You're raising him right.

25 posted on 08/17/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wanted to put our extremely active son in tumbling classes, and the only classes around here are at dance and cheering studios. All I wanted was for him to burn off energy during organized play and work on his coordination. Plus he’s very strong, double jointed, and ambidextrous. Yes, my husband already has stars in his eyes about the next great Major League pitcher lol! Anyway, all of the programs around here require their students to perform in programs a couple of times a year, with which costuming and photography fees are required! Not only is the pageant requirement unsuitable for our daughter, but I’m not jamming my son into a dance costume and letting him prance all over a stage. Not happening!


26 posted on 08/17/2013 7:34:36 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Jonty30

How many men would dance it there were no women involved?


27 posted on 08/17/2013 7:35:33 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai

He just wants to dance!

28 posted on 08/17/2013 7:45:18 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: joethedrummer
Remember that movie "Bill Elliot" (which I didn't see)? All the movie reviewers praised the film to the heavens because it depicted a young boy who wanted to be a ballet dancer rather than a sports hero or something like that. I have nothing against boys who want to be dancers ( I enjoy watching Irish dancing), but the implication of the reviewers was exultation that some young boys would rather be ballet dancers than sports heroes.

I got the feeling the reviewers would love for most boys to learn how to dance, arrange flowers, choose the right wine, and coordinate their clothes much more than playing sports, hunting, learning to defend themselves, or getting a typically male-oriented job where they'd get their hands dirty. I'd much prefer boys to have the latter experiences and leave the wine-tasting and flower arranging for another time. Maybe never with the flower arranging.

29 posted on 08/17/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

That’s “Billy Elliot” and not Bill Elliot.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai
I wonder how much of Britain's manhood was lost during WWII.

What of ours? Or Japan's, Germany's, Russia's and the rest of the world's?

How does such traumatic war and such loss change the direction of a nation or of the world? That was a lot young male energy suddenly removed from our humanity equation and replaced with damage, loss and emotional pain.

Moreover, what if there is no real peace afterwards, but instead a steady, near perpetual condition of being on alert and fighting a cold war and many small hot wars?

I think of how people recover or don't recover from major trauma and loss and believe that nations, being made of people, likely have similar paths and patterns to recovery or recovery interrupted.

The road is still less traveled.

31 posted on 08/17/2013 7:54:16 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: bgill

Or a Cyborg. Or a tank.


32 posted on 08/17/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: basil
... between ages 2 to 7. What did you want to be when you were those ages?

Fighter pilot.

33 posted on 08/17/2013 11:29:08 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Tax-chick

“My 4-year-old wants to be a fire-breathing dragon.”

Heck, I want to be a fire breathing dragon.


34 posted on 08/17/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT by snarkybob (')
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To: GBA

It started during The Great War.

When you have 10,000+ men killed every day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, for over four years, it takes a toll, especially considering that those killed are generally among those willing to risk all in defense of their homeland; the weak and otherwise less-robust avoid the war.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 11:42:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

And hairdressers.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 11:42:20 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

In the end, art always wins!


37 posted on 08/17/2013 12:01:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DuncanWaring

I doubt my boys ever discussed it at age 2—One of my sons did have a very early interest in the Air Force, and he joined up after he finished college. He was a Lieutenant there for one hitch. He was a navigator on some 2 man plane—can’t remember which one. His eyesight kept him from being a pilot.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 12:05:57 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
What did you want to be when you were those ages?

As I remember, astronaut (I loved watching the Apollo launches) , Train engineer , fisherman and airline pilot all at various times during grammar school LOL. Boys who admitted to liking dancing usually ended up getting beat up and chased home, at least where I grew up in the early 70s.

39 posted on 08/17/2013 5:23:15 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: Olog-hai; Chode
"More boys are dreaming of becoming dancers than firefighters or policemen," phil phister photo: Phil Phister repping Train Wheels IMG_2030.jpg This is every reason to be THE FIREMAN!!! Phil Phister, South Charleston Fire Department.
40 posted on 08/17/2013 6:21:43 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
coming to America soon...
41 posted on 08/17/2013 6:54:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Ok, maybe I am slow, but what is wrong with dancing? Do you think it is the work of the devil or something?


42 posted on 08/17/2013 8:38:24 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: txrefugee
Pre-WWII, French boys were taught to dance

Throw out your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give off a push
You'll be surprised
You're doing the French Mistake
Voila!


43 posted on 08/17/2013 8:41:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: basil
They surveyed children-—boys between ages 2 to 7. What did you want to be when you were those ages?The Lone Ranger...
44 posted on 08/18/2013 3:57:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
If this is true, it’s the result of decades of indoctrination and it points to the decline of Western Civilization.

It is not true. Just some liberal's pipe dream.

45 posted on 08/18/2013 8:14:03 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Revolting cat!

As if the firemen of today (or Disneyworld) aren’t gay as well.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 7:53:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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