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Metrosexuals and the downfall of society
-by Luigi Di Serio

A disclaimer: I have no qualms against homosexuality. The following article is about the emerging trend of the metrosexual. A heterosexual male that looks and acts... well, gay.  You might be "metrosexual" if:

1. You can't walk past a Banana Republic store without making a purchase.

2. You own 20 pairs of shoes, half a dozen pairs of sunglasses, just as many watches and you carry a man-purse.

3. You see a stylist instead of a barber, because barbers don't do hi-lights.

4. You can make her lamb shanks and risotto for dinner and Eggs Benedict for breakfast... all from scratch.

5. You only wear Calvin Klein boxer-briefs.

6. You shave more than just your face. You also exfoliate and moisturize.

7. You would never, ever own a pickup truck.

8. You can't imagine a day without hair styling products.

9. You'd rather drink wine than beer... but you'll find out what estate and vintage first.

10. Despite being flattered (even proud) that gay guys hit on you, you still find the thought of actually getting intimate with another man truly repulsive.

-courtesy of http://www.urbandictionary.com

This trend isn't simply isolated within the male specie, because there is indeed a female antithesis to the metrosexual: The manly, rugged, trucker-talking woman (a social term for this kind of lady has not yet been coined). This is a growing trend, and there are just too many gender-confused individuals walking the streets. I'm sure you have a guy friend who wears flared jeans and fitted T-shirts and who says "like" a little too often. You probably also know a girl that doesn't like flowers and pretty clothes, says "biaatch", and pounds down beer, after beer.  We all know people like this because the general public is being flooded with cultural, political and social pressures for everyone to be the same. What this does is it paints a large gray area in gender roles and kills nature's attraction process quicker than a hungry cheetah on a wounded gazelle.

Too often, men and women wear the same Diesel jeans, they get their hair done at the same salon, they watch sports together and share the same pitchers of beer. For God's sake, they even watch Sex and the City together! I have been forecasting the dangers of this phenomenon for years. I call it *unisexification*. It is a major social problem that is the root cause of many of our society's downfalls. As men act more like wussies and women get more assertive, you create a platform that leads to dysfunctional relationships, broken families, unnatural gender role reversals and many kids growing up with emotional and mental problems. This of course leads to more violence, drug use and dependence on the medical and social system.

The widespread acceptance and integration of homosexuality has created many strange yet niche cultural customs. In contrast, metrosexuality has caused much more havoc, but has done so in complete silence. How could this be? Well, gay people are gay and act gay and usually only relate to and effect (in a profound way) their own culture. Additionally, gay people, being gay, is natural to them and it comes without subconscious identity issues. And furthermore, gays make up 2 to 8% of any given population. Metrosexuals "act" gay, but because they're actually straight they have subconscious identity issues, which in turn creates social interaction problems. This ultimately affects family lives too. We already see the divorce rate skyrocketing because men can't stick by their word and commitments and women have to take on the roles of men doing everything from changing light bulbs to taxes to be the aggressor in bed. If you have not notice these social trends by now, I'm sure a light bulb just flickered on!

All great leaders have promoted a strong family as the foundation of a strong civilization, yet our families are collapsing - thus our society will, also. Look at dating these days for instance: It has become such a complex ritual with so many people ending up hurt over broken romances, rather than learning and experiencing love from them. So many people can't find dates, while others play yoyo with each other's hearts and drag out painful courting or relationships that mount to nothing productive. Others still jump around into sexually devious and dangers encounters. I firmly believe that if men and women behaved like their own genders ought to, the laws of attraction would keep relationships healthy and interesting. Men should be driven, stern, decisive, yet understanding and balanced, and women should be free, delightful and caring, yet loyal. It is a balance that canít be replicated in any other way.

Many ancient civilizations have known this for thousands of years. The Yin and Yang depicts this  balance is a necessity for anything opposite. Growing up, didn't we always hear people saying that "if everyone were the same, then life would suck"? Then why is there such a huge pull toward gender equality? I believe in equality of rights for all that live in any civil society, however, I also consider gender roles and the emotional, biological and mental difference between males and females the foundation for a strong society. It leads to balance and stability in families, homes, schools, work, and in relationships. 

So what's the moral of all this? Just be yourself. If your a man, act like one. If your a lady behave like one. 

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