Ed Driscoll

The Jawa Report Giveth And Taketh Away

On Saturday, when news of this decade’s Oklahoma bomber (there’s an ominous pair of words, huh?) first broke, I wrote, “I’ll be very interested to hear the outcome of the investigation”. The Jawa Report’s Dr. Rusty Shackleford assembles some of the first details released, and wonders (probably rhetorically) where the legacy media is on this story.

Elsewhere, one of the good doctor’s esteemed colleagues ponders the question:

What Happened to Men?

Has the kinder, gentler world started taking over mainstream manliness? Are metrosexuals the new de facto standard in what men are supposed to be? I ask for numerous reasons but let me start off by saying I sure am glad I have a daughter and not a son. Why?

Reason #1: It’s not okay to wear pink, son.

Pink is for girls, son. Just because a few of your friends are wearing pink (or any color with a semblance of pink) doesn’t make it okay. Just because your girlfriend thinks you look manly in pink doesn’t make it right for you to wear.

I point out this pink fashion trend mainly because of a shopping experience yesterday. My wife, daughter, and I were at some outlet mall here in Ohio and were searching for winter clothes for me (the daughter got squared away; don’t worry). We walked into a Polo Ralph Lauren store after we walked out of the Tommy Hilfiger store and I was absolutely stunned. Polo had pink everything; from sweaters to shirts to pants if it could be made pink it was pink. There was more pink in the man’s clothing store than there was in the Limited Too we had been in an hour earlier. It was simply disturbing. It shows a trend in today’s society that if thought through can be traced back a long way.

To Brooks Brothers catalogs 50 years ago?

It gets even worse though: I know really far gone guys who wear pink shirts…with contrasting club collars–and even (so it’s rumored) French cuffs.

Now that’s disturbing.