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After a summer filled with Queer Eye puns, we're calling for an immediate end to use of the word metrosexual. In case you've been trapped in Today's Man, metrosexual is a term for the evenly moisturized, sensitive -- but straight! -- guy. First, South Park and Miss Match aired metrosexual-themed shows. Then presidential hopeful Howard Dean declared (and quickly undeclared) his metrosexuality. Now there's even The Metrosexual Guide to Style, a handbook for the fashion-impaired male. Straight yet well-groomed men of the world, you do not need a media-coined term to validate your penchant for expensive shaving products! The M-word must be retired, put in a lockbox with ''Talk to the hand!'' where it will sit, unmentioned, until VH1 takes on I Love the '00s.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints

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