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Herbivore Men

November 5, 2012

 Herbivore Men (Herbivorous Males);  A new humankind who adapted in deflation with the era of low-growth Herbivore Men became a buzzword in Japan, 2008-2009. The term ?Herbivore Men? (???; Soshoku-Kei Danshi in Japanese) was first coined by the author Maki Fukasawa. Its new meaning is very different from what we might think. We are talking about herbivores. But the new definition has nothing to do with eating habits. It is akin to metrosexualism without the testosterone. Herbivore Men, ojo-man or girly men, phrase to describe a new generation of men who are not very assertive in love and sex. They do not even have real prospects and ambitions in life beyond being a kept man. They are often nice guys who are just too shy, usually neat, well groomed, and careful with money. With sensitivities, the young gentlemen are also more interested in feminine activities such as romance comics, drama, fine cooking and fashion than career success. Herbivore Men may have relationships but they wait for a woman to make the first move, which means they do not show positive attitudes toward relationship and sex. The term, however, is shaped in differentiation with the homosexuals we know. Many social and economic factors are cited as playing a role in this phenomenon. [...]

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