Are my socks gay?
Young guys seem less bothered by the question, and guys who didn't grow up working class or poor, where the outward signs of masculinity still mean a lot. Me? I'm old, and I grew up working class. I'm gonna be like this forever.
I wore the socks because the question doesn't last that long when you're older and more sure of yourself. If I were younger, I might have heard the question and never worn the socks
Manhood is rough because we make it rough.
And you ladies, wives, girlfriends, friends, do not ask the man in your life if he ever hears the question in his head.
He'll say he never does.
You know why?
Because he doesn't want to sound gay.
To find out more about Marc Munroe Dion and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com. Dion's latest book, "The Land of Trumpin," is a hopefully masculine collection of his columns from the most recent election and beyond. It is available in paperback from Amazon.com, and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay.