Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Pantyhose v. Mannyhose
Once upon a time there were guys with names like Kimberly, Courtney, and Ashley long before Johnny Cash introduced us to a boy named Sue. I have known men named all three of those above. They were not always girl's names as they are now associated, but originally boy names. Courtney is one of the most fit middle-aged men I know. He regularly runs 3-7 miles a day, not only climbs mountains for fun - but ice climbs in the winter. I once suggested an activity he might enjoy, and his response was "is it dangerous?" In fashion women have been stealing from men for years - we've got the boyfriend jean and the power suit. I've often been told there is nothing sexier than a woman wearing just her man's shirt around the house.
MSNBC is on in the background at work and the term "mannyhose" caught my attention. Is this what I think it is? OMG - yes! Now, why would men want to punish themselves? Okay, when I wear them I go for the ones with a challenge - you know the kind that shrinks you at least a dress size - that if you were watching me get dressed you would be ROTFLYAO. I know one lady that is doing the "Pantyhose Diet". She has been gaining and losing the same 25 lbs for years. She decided that when she went above a certain weight she would wear pantyhose every day - dressy or casual until she lost the weight. Only exceptions were bedtimes and running. She said it was an uncomfortable reminder, but not torture.
Googling "mannyhose" I discovered more terms that I knew the origin: guyliner, manscara, murse, manpri (confession did have to look this one up), mandal, and mansturizer. I had heard of Metrosexuals before - but didn't know it has spread like this.
Is this a way to take back the feminizing of male names? Women - what female item do you recommend next for men to claim? Men - would you consider trying out a pair of mannyhose? What have your borrowed and liked from females?
- Disaster Chick