But once you'd reached about the age of four, in the depths of your heart you knew there was something babyish, even sissyish
, about sitting between your parents.
It's something that's always riled me: The fact men can get away with not wearing a band on the basis it's sissyish
to wear jewellery whereas a woman is considered an arch-feminist oddity if she decides to keep her wedding finger ring-free.
Supporting his advice that parents discipline an infant for displaying "sissyish
behavior" is Posner's underlying thesis: while a person's sexual preference is given, not chosen, the decision to engage in a particular act is a rational choice made in light of pertinent costs and benefits.
"Before Riverdance came out, Irish dancing was thought to be a bit sissyish
, but now it's grand to be a male Irish dancer."