To Cosmo, Eating Fries Is "Acting Like A Man"

This month's Cosmo has a parody of Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man — it's called "Think Like a Lady, Act Like a Man," and it's more fun than the usual Cosmo fare — sort of.

In what reads like a slightly more transgressive version of Glamour's tame "Hey, It's Ok" feature, Cosmo's Mina Azodi tells ladies to respond to a pimple by pointing it out and making a silly joke. Don't feel like getting a Brazilian this month? Azodi says,

Let it grow. Proudly give it a nickname, like your Lady Jungle.

To worries that "the large fries" will compromise the fit of "skinny jeans," Azodi answers,

Supersize it and unbutton your stretch low-riders.

And if your boss is acting angry, she advises,

Blame her bad mood on PMS, because it can't possibly be you.

Blaming anger on PMS is pretty annoying no matter who does it, but at the same time, it can be kind of liberating to assume that other people's problems are about them, not you. But why does this have to be "acting like a man"? And why are joking about pimples, having body hair, and eating designated as dude traits? We're willing to bet you have plenty of crude/fun habits that are "acting like a man" only in the Cosmo-and-Steve-Harvey universe.

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