Monday, October 27, 2003
Ok, here's what I found.
The term metrosexual was coined by Mark Simpson in 1994.He has later written about the term as it has grown in the media.Here’s what he has to say:
“The typical metrosexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that's where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference. Particular professions, such as modeling, waiting tables, media, pop music and, nowadays, sport, seem to attract them but, truth be told, like male vanity products and herpes, they're pretty much everywhere.”—Mark Simpson, "Meet the metrosexual," Salon.com, July 22, 2002
Wonderful. Metrosexuals are narcissistic men who spend money on themselves. They can be gay, straight, or bisexual, but that does really not matter because in reality they are in love with themselves and the idea of personal pleasure.Whew. I just wanted to clear that up, because I am sick of men telling me they are metrosexual and then expecting me to fawn over the fact that they like to get pedicures, wear nice clothes, yet screw pretty women. And even if metrosexual did mean a man who has feminine traits, why do men think they needs to come up with a term to disguise and comfort their “femininity”?I am sick of all the labels, and the judgments, and the analyzing, and confusion, and our need to put ourselves in a tiny little group and shout, “This, and only this, is what I want! This, and only this, is what is right!” No need to label. We are all just selfish people, who love life’s little pleasures, and want sex. It’s really as simple as that.