Without doubt one of the most talked about parts of young culture and society at the moment is the new fangled ‘LAD’ culture. Now for me, I have only noticed it within the last couple of years, whether it is something that has always been around I do not know, but I will be writing about what I have seen the last couple of years.
The LAD culture truly does disgust and annoy me. From the simple stupidity of ‘LAD’s night outs, to the LAD bible and who knows what else, it all seems stereotypical, sexist and completely rude and unnecessary in this ‘developed’ world. Every night I go out, even in the day, I here and see people who seem to live their life by this LAD culture. From what they wear and who they follow, *cough cough* Joey Essex, to how they act around, and toward, women.
What is even more annoying is the attraction these kind of people get from women and the press/media. While I go out never with the aim of just using a women, these ‘LADS’ aim to go out, get drunk and sleep with as many people as possible, somehow these always being the nicest and most attractive people. The media also seems to love these kind of men and spread the word about them as much as they can, simply talking about their bodies and not their minds. How can these people be attracted to ‘LADS’ in anyway. Simply put LADS are modern idiots, just with a different name. And a name that also has a bible.
The LAD Bible is an online viral kind-of-thing, which seems to get off with being sexist and stereotypical in any way, with no real arguments against it. It is this kind of thing that truly annoys me.
Now many may read this blog as jealousy of not being a LAD and as such, not getting the attention of as many women. I swear it is not however. Instead they simply annoy me. They have made the modern era one where you have to be a dick to somehow get the women. To be honest I am simply angry at this new trend, and more than anything the pressures they could be seen to be putting upon your average teenage guy like me.
The LAD culture has fed the need for many young men to see themselves as ugly unless they go to the gym or have the most up to date clothes and haircut, the majority of which just makes them blend in to the crowd of LAD’s. We are in a modern world where stereotypes are just allowed and continue to thrive, and this LAD culture may be a stereotype in its own right, but it is one we have created in just the last few years. We have allowed it to gain traction and allow these LADS ideas and culture to take over the young male stereotype and role. I will never go along with this culture and I hate it oh so much. Once again it is a topic which needs to change, and for those who are a part of it to see what they are doing and how they are acting and how disgusting it can be.
I do not wish to stereotype so if you have read this blog in that manner I am very sorry, but I hope the majority of people will see where I coming from and hopefully agree with me.