According to Peter Nardi, a sociologist at Pitzer College who specializes in male friendships, all these phrases are safer than they used to be because men are less afraid of being perceived as gay. It has become more acceptable for them to show some emotion. Al Gore and Bill Clinton hugged when they won the 1992 election and sports figures cry on camera when they're busted for steroids, Nardi pointed out.Is it just a coincidence? A Pitzer student wants a club to celebrate manliness and a Pitzer professor writes about the social acceptability of homosexuality?
Are the blogging gods trying to tell us something?
Don't know, don't know.