Have you ever wondered what happened in recent cultural history that in some twisted way found guys wearing earrings? Why did guys wearing earrings suddenly become cool? I am here to dispel this curious myth and hopefully shed some light for these poor misguided souls who sport these accessories.
Apparently some males have come to the unlikely conclusion that wearing earrings makes them appear “cooler” or a “hard ass.” What happened to the old day “hard asses” who were the cool guys like Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzennegger, Mike Ditka, the Philadelphia Flyers Dave Schultz, Chuck Norris? Do you ever see them wearing earrings? They would have laughed at the idea if suggested they sport anything made for a woman.
Now, don’t get me wrong I do not mean to criticize the people who have ten earrings on their face along with twenty tattoos scattered on any piece of flesh on their body. These people fall into their own category as “slightly mentally disturbed,” and that is a topic for another day. We are focusing on the kids who you see walking around campus sporting the earrings and the muscle t-shirts, apparently trying to project a tough guy appearance.
The earring used to be an accessory only worn by women, and it was to make them appear prettier and attract guys to them. It would appear that wearing muscle t shirts and women’s jewelry would form a contradiction with each other. If you are going to sport one women’s accessory and appear cool, it is only logical that you should be able to swap any item a woman wears and appears cool too.
Does a guy appear cool wearing a dress? How about a bracelet? How about some high heels? If we can not appear cool wearing those, then I don’t think we should be able to appear cool wearing earrings. If you want to figure out who are the “cool guys and hard asses” of all men, you must simply turn to the sports world for your answers.
The roughest guys in the sports world are by far the hockey players, who you would be hard pressed to find one with their full set of teeth. The coolest guys in the sports world have to be football players, and very few of them actually wear earrings either. The only football players who wear earrings are usually the wide receivers, who are the ones who complain and are afraid of getting hit. Case in point is cry baby Terrell Owens.
The time has come for those of us wearing earrings to realize that they were made for women, and if you continue to wear them maybe you are a woman yourself.