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The negative reaction to ASOS's 'crop top for men' proves how fragile masculinity is

Double standards galore.
Aug 23rd 2018, 3:21 PM 5,388 10

LISTEN, THEY MIGHT be a year late, but ASOS has finally come to the aid of men by providing them with crop tops specifically designed for men.

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Stunning.

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Naturally, some people got the hump over an article of clothing which they are not being – and will never be – held down and forced to wear or purchase.

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This, coming from outlets and social media users who will no doubt, tweet earnestly about how important it is for men to “open up” and “just talk”. But they can’t wear a half of a t-shirt. Sorry! They’re the rules.

Between this and Chanel’s new “makeup for men”, it begs the question – what year is it? Had we not moved passed calling eyeliner “guyliner” to make men more comfortable with embracing less gender normative concepts like makeup?

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Lash on the blush, Michael. You can use it even if it doesn’t say ‘boy’ on the packaging (though it may end up being about 400% more expensive, ’cause, y’know, the pink tax.)

ASOS did as ASOS tends to do by shrugging the whole thing off with a sassy Queer Eye-inspired tweet:

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