Turns out I am way ahead of yet another trend. In September I wrote,
I haven?t met a man who liked to shave, for as a gender we?re not born with the urge to get rid of our body hair. We do it because society tells us that an unshaven face is not acceptable. The line between what is masculine and feminine is becoming so blurry that solely feminine acts only a decade ago, such as eyebrow plucking, are now practiced by both genders. I wish for the day when I can go to the beach with my little brothers and we can all be proud of our full hair coverage, while making fun of the American men who not only bring a razor to their face, but to their body as well.
When you have a mustache by age 11, you prepare yourself for a future masculinity that dominates all other men.
On March 23 an article in the New York Times said,
On city streets, too, trends in scruff have reached new levels of unruliness, a backlash, some beard enthusiasts say, against the heightened grooming expectations that were unleashed with the rise of metrosexuality as a cultural trend. Men both straight and gay, it appears, want to feel rough and manly.
Too bad they are neither. Trend followers are lucky that facial hair pioneers such as myself have made it easier for women to accept their new look.
Typical girl: “Can you shave your facial hair… it’s making my chin red.” :redface:
DCB: “Sorry can’t do that. I’m a real man, and I don’t take requests.”
Typical girl: :sob:
I think I’ll bring the mustache back this summer… because I feel like it.
(Still :laugh: at white boys who shave their chest.)