Day: September 5, 2011

Girls Rule, Boys Drool (but evidently have rules of their own?)

I’ve always been a rule follower.  The most daring moment of my high school career was the time I excused myself from class to use the restroom without a pass.  How was I supposed to know you needed a pass to go to the bathroom?  I didn’t go to high school—I was simply there to take the SATs— and we were on a break between sections so I just got up and left.  (And was promptly reprimanded for “wandering about” with a pass.) But aside from that brief flirtation with hall pass anarchism, I’ve usually done what I’m told.  And if I’m not told to do anything, I make up my own rules. Granted, sometimes I break my own rules, and I wrote about this very topic in my latest piece for Skirt! magazine, “Adventures of a (M)anthropologist.”  I thought I’d pretty much exhausted the subject (or at the very least my personal code of conduct for successful, quasi-ethical serial dating) but thanks to a comment from fellow blogger Zak of Slow Down, Son, in …