by Shelt Garner
There’s an old magazine joke that goes something along the lines of a reporter noticed two different men in NYC wearing their right slacks pants rolled up and they wrote a “trend” story about this. I think of this when I see only two examples of dudes wearing skirts in public.
Two men wearing skirts does not a trend make.
I’m more curious about why Tucker Carlson hasn’t freaked the fuck out about this possible “trend” than I am if it’s a trend in the first place. While I will admit it’s a bit unnerving to see a dude wearing a skirt unironically, I’m more concerned about America’s decent into autocracy to worry about it.
So, the question I have is — is it only a matter of time before what I fear will happen — the MAGA New Right using “dudes wearing skirts” as a wedge like CRT, “cancel culture,” and being “woke” begins to take off? Have the idiots of Fox News’ primetime lineup just not gotten around to noticing this has happened a few times?
The moment they do, I fear “dudes wearing skirts” will be another bow in the quiver of MAGA as we go into the 2022 political season. All that needs to happen is Tucker Carlson to rant about it one night and then Trump to ramble about it in a speech and then away we go.
In a sane world, this would be a non-issue because so what if a dude wears a skirt? But we don’t live in a sane world and so it may be just a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.