The line between sexual orientation is stronger than ever, and feminine and straight men often find themselves with an orientation assumed by their peers and colleagues, regardless of their political views or moral compass.
The term “metrosexual” started circulating in the early 2000s.
Being metrosexual simply means being a heterosexual male who may hold liberal political views and favor self-care or who happens to be more feminine. Celebrities who exemplify being metrosexual include David Beckham, Adam Levine, and Harry Styles.
They are celebrities that society loves because of how they embrace their femininity as men, but that is not the case for ordinary metrosexual men.
It should be noted that the cancellation of gender norms has become important in our society; it’s a nice step in our closed-minded society.
However, men who like (what we’ve fashioned as) feminine things are shamed by conservatives for being too sensitive or too feminine.
Then they are humiliated by liberals for not being themselves by not coming out as gay. Liberals often pity metrosexual men because they are afraid to embrace their sexuality.
This normally comes from a place of love, but it is an issue that leads to an identity crisis among this specific group of people. It can also lead to depression and other mental disorders.
It’s a great example of the importance of narrow-mindedness and gender norms in our society.
Metrosexual men often feel like something less than a “real man” because of those stereotypes straight men are “supposed” to follow.
It can also force metrosexual men to have female-dominated friends, prompting these assumptions about sexuality.
Men are allowed to be sensitive, take care of their hair, and embrace their feminine side while being heterosexual. It doesn’t make them weak and needn’t feel sorry for them. This only allows for a toxic and fragile masculinity in our already toxic and fragile society.
This kind of treatment of metrosexual men on both sides of the political spectrum is dangerous, and society needs to be reminded not to assume or impose sexual orientation on someone based on their personality or their likes and dislikes.
We’ve made incredible strides as a society in loving others, but it’s time to go further.
Story by Jonnie Brewer, director/editor. Photo courtesy of Bethany Davis, special for The Spectator.