Sword Guys

Today on "Get To Know a Subculture":

I genuinely think there's no better demonstration of sexism in our society than the fact that we talk about cat ladies but not sword guys (and I do not mean to disparage either). This is despite the fact that the transition into the sword-guy lifestyle is swifter: A woman has to have, let's say, more than three cats before her cat ownership becomes a lifestyle statement and people deem her a "cat lady." But if a guy just mounts a single katana on his wall he is saying, "That's it, this is me now." Yet we never talk about sword guys?

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7 Responses:

  1. Bob says:

    What about cat guys? I have a couple.

    Actually less cats than katanas in my house come to think of it. They're not mounted on the wall. (Neither the cats or the swords.)

  2. Rich says:

    Wait, so taking about frightened old gunboys suddenly isn't a thing? I have to stop?

    To be unsnarky, we don't talk about cat guys, and yet, I know more crazy cat guys than I do cat ladies (2:1 ratio, now I think of it)

  3. Cat Mara says:

    I am distraught at the notion that the "studied the blade, mastered the blockchain" guy may, in fact, be getting more action than I am...

  4. jwz says:

    Last night there was a long, thin box in the lobby with an unmistakable illustration on the front.

    That's right. One of my neighbors is a Sword Guy.

  5. pavel_lishin says:

    Do I qualify as a Sword Guy if my wife is the one who actually owns the sword?

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