Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Why do men wear earrings?
To the many men out there who have "bling" on their ears, I come in peace. Be not defensive, draw your claws in and cover your fangs. I come not to criticise or mock or judge, but only to understand what the motive behind your fashion is. Way back in the yesteryear, earrings were considered very gender specific items of jewellery, exclusively female accessories. With time, men began to experiment with piercing their ears and wearing earrings. Society was quick to label them as homosexuals or gangsters.
Fast forward to the present times and we see men of different persuasions, proudly wearing earrings. The size of these men’s bling has also increased considerably, what with the huge diamond studs that we see on every second male celebrity that flashes on the screen. Despite reading this piece which seeks to answer my questions, I am still left confused and as clueless as I have been ever since I first took notice of this fashion trend. This is probably due to the fact that so many possible reasons are given that it becomes tough to pinpoint what could be the main reason.
What I really need right now is for a few earring-adorning men (or enlightened women) to please comment via the comments link. Please put out of my misery of being clueless!