Skinny Jeans Are Ruining Our Men

The 'over-feminization' of America is destroying masculinity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 1:14 PM CDT
Updated Aug 28, 2010 9:48 AM CDT
Skinny Jeans Are Ruining Our Men
Skinny jeans are ruining American males, argues one writer.   (Flickr)

“Real men don’t wear skinny jeans.” They also don’t wear V-necks, “accessorized scarves,” or the colors pink and purple, and the very thought of male waxing makes them “nauseous.” All this according to Jane Gilvary, who bemoans the death of the manly man in The Bulletin. “When did men in America go from being masculine steak-eating, plaid-shirt-wearing, Old Spice-smelling, cigar-smoking cowboys who like football, hunting, and Clint Eastwood movies to skinny-jean-wearing, satchel-carrying, pierced ear metrosexuals who like chick flicks, The View, and Bath & Body Works?”

She blames all this on “the over-feminization of society” and feminists who suppress “boys’ innate masculinity by banning competitive, rough games like dodgeball and tag on the playground, having co-ed teams, not keeping score in soccer games, and rewarding passive, demure behavior.” The result? “Pantywaist pushovers who will cry during Steel Magnolias and urinate sitting down” and, ultimately, a shortage of “male leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and heroes.” (Gilvary never comes right out and says it, but click here to hear from one person who thinks what she’s actually protesting is homosexuality.)

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