They want men to be men, I suspect, but not on a spectrum of masculinity, more of a concentrated laser beam. They want a sort of textbook maleness, blueprinted in the Girls Trip We Made History Premium Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this late ’50s, seeped through with testosterone and housewives. They want their men cartoonishly muscular, drinking six-dozen eggs like Gaston. The “I’ll Make a Man out of You” montage in Mulan. They want Leonardo DiCaprio fighting a bear and sleeping in the carcass of a horse. Their women, one assumes, need to be docile and discreet damsels, privately sexual but publicly demure, ready to be gobbled like Nigella puddings. Traditionalists don’t want to cross the streams of archaic gender, like mixing the dips at a Christmas party. I’m keen to know where they stand on culottes or the kilt or hair below the earlobe, but like Fashion Week, it’s all about dresses.
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A traditional man, if influenced into dress-dressing, is somehow less potent, weaker, and this of course trickles down into sex. We’re all caught up in a debate of whether trousers maketh the Girls Trip We Made History Premium Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this man, but it’s really an issue of who we are under our clothes. It’s hard not to feel completely glib about the narrative of traditional masculinity; it’s so inhibitive and restrictive, and yet legions of men and women are clinging onto it, measuring all interactions by a rule of masc. Traditionalists don’t want the gender neutrality of Switzerland, they don’t want a referendum on masculinity, they don’t want men in dresses.