Manly Man

Is anyone else bothered by the trend to attempt to feminize men? There are men spending time in salons and spas getting their eyebrows plucked, bodies waxed and false eyelashes installed. They are wearing guy liner for crying out loud. Listen, I am a woman and I don’t want a man who spends more time grooming than I do. I want a man that can brush his teeth, take a shower and he is done and he looks good and smells good too.

You have heard the saying “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”. Did you know that poodles were hunters? Yes, the word poodle comes from a German word pudel which is short for pudel-hound which means waterdog. The hair was cut close to keep them from being weighed down in the water and certain parts were left longer to keep internal organs and joints warm. The colored ribbon on the head had a purpose. It kept the hair out of their eyes so that they could hunt and it also identified them. The French began making the haircuts on these dogs more elaborate to mimic the hairstyles of French nobility. Later someone got another bright idea and began painting the nails of this poor animal. Are you seeing a connection?

I realize that we live in a culture that wants to believe that there are no real differences in the genders but I’m sorry – no I’m not – there are differences. Grooming is one of those differences. The grooming that a woman does is one of the things that sets her apart and makes her feminine. One of the dynamics of attraction is that we are attracted to people who are different from us. A woman is attracted to a masculine man. A man is attracted to a feminine woman. If a guy does all of the same things, she loses some of her unique feminine appeal. Opposites attract.

Guys, I know that you are very relieved to know that you don’t need to make an appointment for manscaping and eyelash extensions. Just brush your teeth and take a shower and we will be happy when we rub our freshly shaved legs up against your hairy legs in bed tonight.

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