Treatise on the ethics of the man-bun

Well, I can respect consistency.


Yeah… I’m pretty sure nobody with the kind of experience with police you talk about thinks saying man-bun instead of bun is just as bad as “dragged into alleys and threatened with death by police with a gun to my head”.


Are. You. F-ing. Serious?

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Amigo, let me stop you right there before you unwittingly go down that pointless and endless rabbit hole;

You have absolutely no idea how much of an understatement that is… and if you are wise enough to take some free but good advice, you never will.

That said, the cop in question is shady as fuck.


You there; see my statement above.


Silly me, assuming that the very title pointing this out was somehow relevant. I guess it’s just funny words. Never mind!

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Allow me to mansplain…


Nice one.

Thanks for making me choke on my iced coffee…


The way people write: not your responsibility
The way the police police: is your responsibility

both relevant? sure. Equal? Nope.

Keep Punching Up!


Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.


*Yes i know it’s from Outsiders but this is the first thing that came to mind. That, then Step Brothers.

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I’m with ya.
If a woman has a buzz-cut it’s not called a ‘woman buzz-cut’ - If a man has a ponytail it’s not called a ‘man ponytail’ - Nobody calls Willie Nelson’s braids ‘man braids’.

Yet, for some reason, man bun.

I think the addition of ‘man’ in notiing a man with a hair-bun is merely a subtle disparage-ization - perhaps because people like to mock anything hipsters were noted for (I know maile hipsters were not the first men to don buns by far - but I think the most recent resurgence/prominence came from hipsters)


I think it’s mostly because it’s a terrible, ridiculous-looking hairstyle, and people mock it by calling it out as a “man-bun”. It isn’t simply a neat, tidy, stylish-looking bun that happens to be on a man’s head; a “man-bun” is typically a messy-looking clod of long, uncombed hair pulled into a wad and held there with rubber bands or hemp twine or something. Usually accompanied by an unkempt beard.


Well like most fads, not everyone can pull it off and look like they aren’t trying too hard. The majority of men i’ve seen with one looked like they were trying, but there have been a few rare exceptions.

Edit: I am a bit relieved i missed the “man bun” fad. I grew out my hair when i was in college down past my shoulders. I still would love to grow it out again, but i work at an office and i’m pretty sure my boss would not like it.

My take on the “man bun” thing was that it may have started as a way to make something innocuous more manly and/or sexy. But it ended up being mocked. It’s not too different from other attempts to make normal things “manly” that didn’t need to be. Stuff like guyliner comes to mind (eyeliner for men) and there’s also RompHim’s.


Don’t forget the murse.


Just upgrade and get a messenger bag or a classy leather case. I’ve been lusting over one of Saddleback’s leather bags for a long time though i can’t afford the expense. A former manager of mine has one and i got to see it up close and it’s awesome. Honestly wouldn’t care if someone called it a murse haha.


Women do that exact same messy thing (except for the beard in most cases)… and it’s still just called a bun.

Plus, messy ponytails and wheaty braids on dudes are still just called ‘ponytails’ and ‘braids’ - even if their beard is also unkempt.


But it’s still a “man bun”, whether you like it or not.
And congratulations, thread successfully derailed.


… It’s not too different from other attempts to make normal things “manly” that didn’t need to be. Stuff like guyliner comes to mind…

Ahh. So, perhaps the people wearing or promoting the hair style added the ‘man’ to masculinize (aka de-feminize) it…?

Good point. A very solid possibility.
Fragile masculinity strikes again.

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