The Guardian tackles the vital issues

Do my short-shorts make you feel weird about your masculinity? Good, I’m glad

That’s the leading article on the site right now.

17 thoughts on “The Guardian tackles the vital issues”

  1. I thought this might of been about that TV advertisement with the chap in short shorts. To be honest I’m more disturbed about what has happened to the appearance of Bob Carolgees & Spit the dog who appear in it.

  2. So Much for Subtlety

    I look forward to the next article in the series – does my mankini makes you feel weird about your femininity? Some how I expect not.

    You rarely see the double standard so obvious – when men wear clothes that make women uncomfortable, it is sexual harassment. When men wear clothes that make other men uncomfortable, it is striking a blow against The Man.

  3. It’s a major issue, so of course the leading newspaper of the left should cover it.

    However it is difficult to avoid the impression that western leftism is disappearing up its own arse in its desperate search for a cause, mostly because capitalism has solved most of our actual problems.

  4. Well, my sartorial choices don’t get people shouting at me in the street.

    Can’t prove there isn’t a statistically significant number who cross to the other side to avoid exposing their gaze to the horrors, though.

  5. Can we somehow get the Graudian to publish articles ONLY on that sort of women’s magazine stuff? Think how much better the world would be if they kept off weightier stuff like economics and politics.

  6. Look at what sprinters were wearing in the 70s, too, in the pre-Lycra days.

    Goes well with the modern trend for beards 🙂

  7. Look at the England players from the 1986 World Cup. They are wearing belts, not shorts.

    Meanwhile, in other news, the Left wonders why the working class no longer votes for them.

  8. “Do my short-shorts make you feel weird about your masculinity? Good, I’m glad”

    Note he didn’t actually supply the answer which makes him glad. I presume he was expecting “Yes”, though “No” is a hundred times more likely and “f*ck off you weird twat” a good possibility.

  9. So Much for Subtlety

    Rob – “He is the author of “Boys: An Anthology”. Hmmm…”

    Jointly authored with Germaine Greer?

  10. “However it is difficult to avoid the impression that western leftism is disappearing up its own arse in its desperate search for a cause, mostly because capitalism has solved most of our actual problems.”

    When one of the biggest issues the Left has grabbed hold of in recent years was the right of the welfare claiming classes to have a spare bedroom, you know the cupboard of things to get righteously cross about is getting rather bare……..

  11. What a narcissistic idiot!
    I hate Lycra, just as I hate elastic tops to my socks because they cut into my leg muscles. So I run in fairly short shorts (and so do most of the guys and a lot of the gals – some gals just run in pants and crop tops, including some 50-year-olds showing better figures than the SamCam photo). Twenty-thirty years ago when I ran quite fast I did so for purely practical reasons in pretty short, but decent shorts. No-one ever complained.

  12. Bloke in Costa Rica

    The problem for the Left is that on absolutely every single issue of substance they have been shown not merely to be wrong but repeatedly, categorically and catastrophically wrong. Therefore the only space left for them to colonise is the domain of the trivial, the jejune and the self-regarding. If you can’t argue—or at least have something non-stupid to say—about economics, politics, science, technology, medicine, literature, philosophy and human nature you’re reduced to inanities about cupcakes and men wearing hot pants.

  13. @BiCR

    Long may it last.

    5 years of trivial opposition, social posturing and infighting. Hopefully giving Ukip time to work on a Northern strategy to make the average Mirror voter realise that the Grauniad-readers of the Labour Party hate their guts and are obsessed with issues only grim oop Norf Lahndoners give the slightest shit about.

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