Metrosexuality

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  1. Halcohol Suit up

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    So, I'm writing a paper for my "Gender & Cities" class, and my thesis is that metrosexuality is the natural evolution of the male identity as women achieve equality in urban society, thus discarding traditional gender roles.

    I'd like to know what peoples' thoughts are on things like male spas, David Beckham posing for a gay magazine, or the modern metrosexual's focus on simply himself.

    Is it merely attention grabbing, or do you think metrosexuality is just a fad and normal working man / housewife roles will be re-assumed?

    (By the way I'm 3/4 done my paper, so I'm not fishing for ideas. I just want to start a discussion on this modern phenomenon)
     
  2. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I think there were always metrosexuals, but people just called them somewhat effeminate, but not quite gay. There are some guys I know that if you wear decent clothes and actually match, they view that as being gay. Go figure.
     
  3. knowsbleed Registered

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    Ahh...the good ol' days. :heart:
     
  4. Halcohol Suit up

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    Huh... I read this response, then I found this clip from an article I was reading:

    That's the part that struck me... I'm starting to believe that metrosexuality is simply non-sexuality applied to men.
     
  5. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    I very much disagree with that article. Just some man who's scared of a strong-minded woman :whatever:
     
  6. BlackLantern Registered

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    There is a difference between looking nice and professional, and spending more time in the mirror than your wife/gf
     
  7. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I thing with rise of the media and global internet we have become more intrested in image. There is a lot more empthasis for men look good than perhaps there was before. You only have to look at mens magazines to know that.

    I hardly think metrosexuality is new though. Look at those golden era Hollywood guys. they obviously took quite an intrest in their apperance.
     
  8. Deep Thinkin'! show meh dem fangs

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    From what I had heard from my friends, a metro guy is just one who has style and shops but isn't gay... :o
     
  9. Halcohol Suit up

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    I guess that's the brilliance of it, that it separates grooming habits from homosexuality. I have to wonder if the growth of metrosexuality is due to the "new generation" mindset of me-first... :confused:
     
  10. BlackLantern Registered

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    I don't think so....I dress decent when the occasion calls for it and I bathe regularly....but you wont catch me shopping for moisturizer while wearing Capri pants and carrying a man purse....
     
  11. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    what are metrosexual acts or things that they do
     
  12. Halcohol Suit up

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    Guys getting bikini waxes or manicures for example.
     
  13. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Basically so long as you balance out the Armani outfit with womanizing and knowing how to fix your car's fan belt, you're all good.
     
  14. Mr. Socko Registered

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    I don't usually wear capris.:ninja:
     
  15. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Of course not girlfriend...it's not the season. Helll-loooo! :o
     
  16. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Metrosexuality...that's being sexy in a metropolitan area, right?
     
  17. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    A pencil thin moustache is treading homosexual/metrosexual territory. Sideburns that go up the sides of your jaws are crossing full blown over.
     
  18. BlackLantern Registered

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    and the handlebar moustache....unless you are Tom Selleck....screams homosexual
     
  19. Mr. Socko Registered

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    That is the coolest style. You're just jealous:o
     
  20. DV8 Band Loser

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    but those pencil-thin sideburns are the only kind I can grow :(

    anyway, they only go halfway down my ear :o
     
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    This trend pisses me off. Men should be men. What is the definition of a man, I have no idea, but it sure isn't going out of your way to act like a woman.
     
  22. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    So the old Back, Sack and Crack then :hyper:

    Or the Zack Efron as they call it
    [​IMG]
     
  23. Abaddon Watching

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    It's more acceptable for men to be vain now.:o
     
  24. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    I got that. :csad:

    ...like The Rock.
     
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    Dwayne doesn't have that anymore....
     

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