Are pretty men a thing? I mean, obviously they are…
…but is it socially acceptable to say that a guy is pretty?
In western culture ( well-popular culture) we seem to like our men unpolished yet still (mostly) gentlemen, both in looks and behaviour. And it’s seen as demeaning to say that a guy is pretty.
Maybe it’s because pretty is such a feminine descriptor, Women can be handsome (although this is not always entirely complementary) but if you call a man pretty, you are reducing his masculinity.
For some men (see above) pretty is the only way I can think of to describe them, and yet I would be given strange looks if I then admitted to thinking that they may be attractive. This is entirely theoretical, because I can’t talk about this stuff in school or with family because I would be laughed out of the room. So now my secret celebrity crush is revealed (well… one of them). Yay.
Why is it so bad for guys to be pretty?