Posted On: Saturday - March 16th 2019 7:45PM MST
In Topics:   Genderbenders  Humor  Curmudgeonry
You see a lot of this hairstyle on younger men these days. It's a "man-bun", as that clump of hair on the back of the top is called for women. On women it is not particularly sexy (I'm sure not meant to be) but on men I think it looks damn weird. It's not effeminate, I guess, but "may I ask why?" I suppose this is about the most Curmudgeonly thing there is to say, and yeah, we've been through this before.
I wasn't around for it, personally, but could you imagine the thoughts in conservative's/curmudgeon's heads upon seeing the first really long-haired guys walking around. The disdain level had to be off the charts. Then there were The Beatles and other rock&roll combos (they used to call bands that). Once the women were OK with it, then all bets were off, and it's hard to make fun of a large group of guys with long-hair, unless you have an even larger group.
I suppose, then, that I should feel the same way that most men felt about the long-hair by 1968 - the women don't care, it saves money on haircuts, and if you can't beat 'em (cause they sometimes fight back), join 'em. Still, I don't see any reason to want to look like one of these guys today with this type of hairstyle. I don't think I will ever come to appreciate the man-bun. It's just another small piece of stupidity, and as the kid at the grocery said, as I wouldnt' let him card me for the 1/2 case of Miller High Life, "You need to know how to pick your battles."