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Are You A Girly Man?

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A new species has been discovered in Japan: the girly man ("ojo-man" in Japanese). The country is panicked. Guys who used to covet Armani suits, foreign cars, and pretty girls now want to be well-dressed housewives. Books, like The Men Who Wear Bras and the Women Who Don't, are being published to help explain this new iteration of men. But we have a better idea: Look west. The men who live in Brooklyn have already thoroughly explored their softer sides. One may live in Tokyo, the other in Kings County, but these feminized guys are strikingly similar. The tale of the tape is below.

Girly men vs. Brooklyn men

Wear
Girly men: Skirts and lacy tops
Brooklyn men: Women's jeans and featherweight scarves

Eat
Girly men: Cakes
Brooklyn men: Small-batch chocolate

Drink
Girly men: Weak beer
Brooklyn men: Ginger beer

Bake
Girly men: Biscuits
Brooklyn men: Dog biscuits

Child care
Girly men: Does it himself
Brooklyn men: Hires a nanny

Best friend
Girly men: A woman they don't want to sleep with
Brooklyn men: A guy they might end up kissing when they're drunk

Hobby
Girly men: Shopping in small boutiques
Brooklyn men: Scouring markets for locally grown foods

Underwear
Girly men: Bras
Brooklyn men: Body-sculpting boxer-briefs

Courtesy of nathan
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