The Gentlemen’s Curb
It’s the Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We are back with some more information to share with you! In recent years, gender equality and political correctness have been a hot topic. As people work together to make the world a more tolerant and fairer place, things are changing, and a lot is being done to improve the way the genders mix. Of course, though, there is one side of the coin which isn’t often considered. For a long time, it has been hard for men of all ages and backgrounds to embrace the grooming tools and methods which appeal to them the most. While this doesn’t exactly create a victim profile, it can make it hard to get what you want out of the way you look, and this isn’t fair.
Throughout history, there have been loads of examples of cultures which embrace vanity in equal levels for both genders, with men who didn’t care enough about their appearance being looked down upon. In Viking society, for example, males and females often wore outfits as lavish as one another, despite being considered barbaric today. It’s hard to see where along the line grooming became a woman’s game, but this doesn’t negate the problems it can cause. There are a lot of gaps in this industry which make it hard for guys to find the options they want to enhance their appearance.
Makeup is a very strong example of this modern trend. Even in relatively recent history, only a couple of hundred years ago, makeup was something for both men and women amongst the upper classes. Nowadays, though, it is easy to become the subject of ridicule if you are caught with this in the world of boys. Makeup isn’t the only chemical which is exclusively marketed towards women, though. Along with this, moisturizer, hair dyes, and loads of other products come in packages which make it hard to take them to the counter.
Chemicals aren’t the only tools which are mostly marketed towards women, and a lot of men also find it hard to get their hands on technology which reflects their gender in this field. Finding the best hair straightener for men, for example, will always take a lot of research, as these sort of products are typically aimed towards females. This part of the market is particularly hard, as a lot of the products are made to look very feminine. Most guys don’t want to use a pink device each day, making it hard to find examples which are gender neutral.
Of course, in reality, it doesn’t matter what the products you buy look like or who they are marketed towards, as you can still make the choice to get them. This doesn’t make it easier for a lot of guys, though, and it can be hard to feel comfortable with something which feels like it is for women. As time goes on, people are becoming more open to this sort of equality. While it may not be a monumental step to take, it will be a lot easier to get your hands on items which suit you once male grooming has become normalized.
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