014: Softboys! Are! Beefing!!!

No Deep Dives

08-04-2024 • 31 mins

The softboys are fighting! The Pick Me(n) are turning on each other! The timeline wants to know, is the man content creating painting his nails, talking about the glass ceiling and lipsynching to Hozier a feminist or misogynist in sheeps clothing???

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https://www.tiktok.com/@quinnickleshow/video/7346640693902937390

https://www.tiktok.com/@quinickle/video/7232337055605378346?q=quinnickle&t=1712558892570

https://www.tiktok.com/@quinickle/video/7298752921800363306?q=quinnickle&t=1712558892570

https://www.tiktok.com/@angieemann/video/7182369370180422955?q=strange%20kevin&t=1712558799606

https://www.tiktok.com/@misterstrang4/video/7301150160363556139?q=strange%20kevin%20female%20gaze&t=1712558857512

https://www.tiktok.com/@tellthebeees/video/7349382297138892062?_r=1&%3B_t=8l0sr2k8DPm

TIMESTAMPS

Welcome to the latest episode of No Deep Dives, hosted by Flex. Today, we're diving into the intricate world of TikTok's social dynamics. Our focus? The emergence of 'pick me men' and the intriguing concept of the female gaze.

Flex delves into the trend of men strategically distancing themselves from 'pick me' behaviours to position themselves as more self-aware than their fellow counterparts. Then dissects the evolution and occasional misinterpretations of the male gaze, ultimately leading to the emergence of the female gaze phenomenon.

Through the lens of notable TikTok creators like Strange Kevin and Quinn, we'll analyze how these trends mirror deeper societal shifts in gender dynamics, self-presentation, and the pursuit of authenticity in digital spaces.

Join Flex to challenge preconceptions and unravel the layers of these trends. Who truly benefits, and are we witnessing genuine progress or just a fresh coat of paint on age-old patriarchal norms? Let's dive in and find out.

00:33 The Rise of 'Pick Me' Men 02:13 Decoding the Male Gaze 05:38 The Female Gaze: A Counter-Narrative or a New Form of Objectification? 11:46 TikTok's Influence: From Strange Kevin to Quinnical 22:44 The Complexity of the Female Gaze: Perception vs. Reality

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