Have you ever seen a guy carrying a man-purse or wearing “guy-liner” make-up? They exist, and unfortunately their tribe appears to be increasing. On this topic, Tom Purcell pens an Op-Ed for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in which he mourns the loss of manhood in our culture. Purcell has some trenchant critiques about how sissified men have become. He writes,
Why are men turning into a bunch of softies?
I’ve been following this transformation for some time.
In the late ’90s, the covers of men’s magazines began producing headlines nearly identical to women’s magazines: “Ten tips to remove that flab and win her attention!”
In 2003, I reported on the emergence of the “metrosexual” male — “straight urban men who are willing, even eager, to embrace their feminine sides,” said The New York Times.
In 2006, I reported on the Man Bag, a purse for men, though its creators hate when you call it that.
The modern man needs a purse so he can tote around his hair goop and other items he can’t be without.
One happy Man Bag customer explained why he bought one — it prevented his wallet, which he had carried in his back pocket, from misaligning his spine.
That’s great. We’re at war with tough-guy terrorists and our guys are getting injured by their wallets.
This is good stuff. Read the rest here.
(HT: Ray Van Neste)