Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The Masculinity of the Matador

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1210169/Frank-Evans-Bull-fighting-age-67-return-El-Ingles--Britains-oldest-matador.html

Perhaps introducing bullfighting may save the parlous state of British masculinity from total emasculation. It is just a thought.

Am I weird in finding the whole thing rather sexy? The strutting, the preening, the tight clothes, the suit of lights, the courage, the danger and the death ....

It is after all a celebration of masculinity. Much more controlled than football hooliganism or Far Right and Muslim fights outside mosques in the Midlands ....

No doubt the women and the girlymen will forbid it.

It is of course unBritish, but it could become British, if there is a will, and a masculine way at that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullfighting has a few pointers about the different kinds of bullfighting. I am a bit of a purist and favour the Spanish-style bullfight.

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