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Saturday, December 06, 2003

Men: "Rise of the Metrosexual: A metrosexual is a straight, urban male who is eager to embrace and even show off his feminine side, especially when it comes to expensive haircuts, designer suits, and $40 face cream. And thanks to a certain type of male celebrity (read: David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, and Ben Affleck), it's now cool for a man to own 43 pairs of Bruno Magli shoes, wear moisturizer, and paint his nails. He stops at the Clinique counter and purchases products--for himself. But unlike years past, he can do all this and still be considered manly. THAT is what the metrosexual revolution is all about. "

and what do I think? I think it's about damn time. Women have been able to parade around in basically male clothing, get cheered on for fixing cars and taking over the corporate world, and just generally dissolving the line between femininity for way over a decade, and still there has been huge pressure on men to restrict themselves to the traditionally male roll which is utter bullshit. If gender is a construction and people really occupy a specific place on a gender spectrum instead of staying in two distinct camps, they guys should be able to do these kinds of things and more... so woot to this.

that said, I'm a little pissed that this author equates femininity with expensive clothing and grooming products. *sigh*

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