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Jakarta Post

Asian men are girlier than western ones

  • Nury Vittachi

Bangkok   /   Sun, October 16 2011   /  07:37 am

It’s official: Asian males are girlier than Western ones. In physical terms, guys from the east are smaller and less muscular. In mental terms, they are more open to non-macho activities, such as wearing accessories, collecting dolls and getting into fist-fights at designer handbag promotions.

A reference to the metrosexual nature of Asian males in this column produced many letters containing evidence for the above, such as this factoid: A research project by Megumi Ushikubo concluded that 60 percent of Japanese men aged 20 to 34 were Otomen, which means “girly guys”.

“We can’t do anything about the fact that our build is more like that of the average Western girl,” wrote reader Rafan Junior. “Just because we use hair gel and wear brassieres doesn’t mean we are not Real Men,” said Martin Weligama. “Just because we are gay, it doesn’t mean we are gay,...