Are Automakers Killing Masculinity?

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These sorts of photos may seem smart, cool... sophisticated in a metrosexual way if you view them individually, but autoevolution is seeing a trend of... well there was a song in the 70s about the Young Men’s Christian Association, and some of these photos feel like they might relate to that.
These very official pictures released by major manufacturers will leave you with a bitter impression of what a man’s car is supposed to be

We’re not saying you should get out of your Jeep and have raw snake for breakfast, but a bit we can’t see Shawn Connery, Liam Neeson or any other true male role model posing shirtless in a MINI.

These “posh” cars and the lifestyles they come with impose some seriously lady-like practices that don’t belong. We’d much rather talk ball bearings with Joe at the repair shop than moisturizers and how to match your belt buckle to the watch strap.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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