What exactly is a Sushi Slammer ‘Herbivore’? What indeed? An NPR rant shares these PIG-worthy particulars:
In Tokyo on the weekends, the trendy area of Harajuku is a melting pot of urban tribes: Lolita goths bat their fake eyelashes, while the punks glower. Away from the strutting are the retiring wallflowers, a quiet army of sweet young men with floppy hair and skinny jeans. These young men are becoming known as Japan's "herbivores" — from the Japanese phrase for "grass-eating boys" — guys who are heterosexual but who say they aren't really interested in matters of the flesh.
They are drawn to a quieter, less competitive life, focusing on family and friends — and eschewing the macho ways of the traditional Japanese male. They include men such as Yukihiro Yoshida, a 20-something economics student, who is a self-confessed herbivore. "I don't take initiative with women, I don't talk to them," he says, blushing. "I'd welcome it if a girl talked to me, but I never take the first step myself."
Multiple recent surveys suggest that about 60 percent of young Japanese men — in their 20s and early 30s — identify themselves as herbivores. Their Sex and the City is a television show called Otomen, or Girly Guys. (NPR)
Herbivores are, of their own volition, mired in a ‘girls are icky’ stage of adolescence. Unwilling to get horizontal and squishy, their psychological self-castration allows their nads to wither on the, uh, vine. In and of itself, that doesn’t qualify them for this award, but, their steadfast devotion to a boob tube show named ‘Girlie Guys’, seals the deal, for Yukihiro Yoshida and his grass munching cohorts. Congratulations Eunuchs, you’re the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girliemen of the Week.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Girlieman of the Week Award: Sushi Slammer ‘Herbivores’
I think these on the fence herdivore homo's are gay and just don't know it yet! Then instead of being known as "grass-eating boys" they will be known as "ass-eating boys" or "stick munchers."