Look, I'm a feminist. I love a sensitive guy. But something is happening to men that concerns me. They are going soft and getting all into home decorating and fashion. I was at the mall today and I was shocked at the number of young men (17-35) who were out enthusiastically shopping with their wives or girlfriends for women's clothes. They were like, going through racks and pulling stuff off and telling their wives to try it on. It was whack, man! When did this happen?
I thought Fight Club was an awesome movie that made a statement about dudes and their loss of dudeness, what with the computers and the sedentary lifestyles and all. But do you EVER see Brad Pitt doing anything but shopping with his wife? I'm all about breaking down stereotypes but I find this unsettling. I feel a little suspect of any man that has really strong opinions about how his home is decorated. An opinion is great, but a strong one is weird. I know this makes me sound old-fashioned. I guess I am. I just don't know what to make of a man in a store that is not huffing on a bench waiting impatiently outside of a dressing room.
Maybe because I'm not super feminine (I have short hair; I've never made lasagna) I am holding onto this last vestige--this last realm where women (and gay guys) hold the upper hand. I just don't know what will happen if girls (who go pretty crazy dressing for other girls already) start not only dressing for but shopping with and being dressed by boys. It kinda worries me.
Which is not to say that Christian taking his 7 year old daughter on a trip to San Francisco and buying her anything and everything she wanted was anything but manly. There's a difference. I hope you see my point. I'm not down with the metro-sexual, but I haven't had cable for about 6 months so I've missed a lot of Bravo.