Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Her Breakfast For Him

Has Special K always been girl-cereal?

I have always loved Special K, but in recent times it's dawned on me that it is completely marketed towards women. The front of the box is fairly gender neutral, but on the back it's all girly, weight-loss, awesome career woman, high in folate kinda stuff.

I resent that when I bought a box this morning, I felt obliged to flash the girl behind the counter a look that said 'these are for my wife. I have a box of Nutri-Grain waiting for me at the building site.'

Am I the only male who likes Special K? Was the bowl I just consumed the only bowl consumed in the country this morning with full cream milk?

4 comments:

Stuart said...

I'm wondering if there's a causal link here. I, too, grew up on Special K, and I, too, have an effeminate blog.

Ben McLaughlin said...

your pal Andrew made this same observation last night, that my writing about special k may have been the clincher.

Well, as one girlblogger to another, peace out, girlfriend.

Stuart said...

Mine is less girly than yours. This might be due to my not having eaten Special K for a few years now. The whole hypothesis is gaining weight.

Ben McLaughlin said...

You see, some males are so comfortable in their own skin, that they can freely partake in Special K consumption without threat to their manhood. Whereas, there are others who rigidly cling to their Nutri-Grain, thinking themselves more masculine, when really they ammass insecurities..

So in conclusion, you're a bigger girl.