Style mag GQ is trying to usher in the next wave of gender queer apparel and cosmetic choices, giving readers a full spread about how masculinity isn’t that important and the concept of a man is pretty much just a fugazi anyway. It’s just that … you’re a men’s magazine, guys.
The outlet published an October 15 article breaking down traditional concepts of manhood, taking great pains to detail just how authoritarian capitalist society has manipulated us sheeple with this odious social construct. Oh, we are in for a treat!
It’s all part of GQ’s “New Masculinity Issue,” which goes to show that if there was ever one priority in the work of a male-oriented magazine, it’s about rhetorically castrating your entire target demographic. GQ’s testicle-shriveling piece consisted of quotes about how “masculinity is morphing and modernizing” from “18 influential people,” some of whom are women. Sounds convincing, especially when the piece comes coupled with a photo of an obvious female with nail polish wearing a man’s plaid suit. Yeah, GQ has betrayed its readers.