How to wear a man’s shirt to a party
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You might think you’re the epitome of the modern woman, but what if you’re not?
In the UK, the concept of the “man’s shirt” has been in the news a lot lately, and one of the main concerns for many is that the term “mansplainer” is becoming outdated.
While the term is still used as a derogatory term for women who dress in manly ways, many men have found it less offensive than they once thought.
Read moreThe term “man-slayer” first surfaced in the 1980s and was used to describe women who wore tight, button-down shirts that revealed their abs and a manly physique.
It was meant to demean women who didn’t fit the male mould.
But a new survey by the fashion industry website The Bazaar suggests that the phrase has been around for decades.
According to the study, which surveyed more than 1,000 men in England and Wales, around half of the respondents said they’d heard the term before.
While many of the men who said they’ve heard the word before were more than happy to wear something that showed off their abs, there was also a clear divide in opinions on the appropriateness of the term.
Around one-quarter of the surveyed men said the term was offensive and one-third said they would “definitely not” use it.
The men who used the term were more likely to be in their 40s and 50s, the study said.
It’s no surprise then that when men were asked how offensive the term really was, the majority of them agreed with it.
Some of the most offensive men in the study used the word to describe “women who wear tight, low cut shirts”.
While this isn’t necessarily what a man is wearing, the term has come under fire for its misogynistic connotations, as well as its sexist and racist connotations.
In 2015, British comedian Bill Cosby was sued for allegedly raping Andrea Constand in 1974.
He denied the allegations, saying they were lies and that he’d only had sex with her when he was intoxicated.
The term, which Cosby used to mock the victims, was also used by politicians to bash women in the public eye, such as comedian Joan Rivers.
A petition was launched in October calling on Britain to ban the term, calling it “racist and sexist”.
“The word ‘man-killer’ has no place in society, nor should it be,” the petition reads.
“The word is offensive and insulting to millions of men who are not only proud to wear the shirt, but also to men who identify as men.
We want to show our support for all men.”
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