“It’s all right for him to throw off at metrosexuals and how men have gone wussy. (But) I might take his criticism more seriously if he donned a tool kit on his belt and went out to a construction site every day,” Mr Costello said.
“He stays at home to raise his two sons — which is very metrosexual.”
Mr Costello stressed there was nothing wrong with stay-at-home dads.
But “if you’re a stay-at-home dad, don’t go out and attack men for losing their masculinity”.
Hmm, maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be some equivocation in Costello’s affirmation of stay-at-home dads. Have I got this right? There’s nothing wrong with stay-at-home dads, but Latham is one, so he shouldn’t hold forth about others’ masculinity. Check.
Well whatever, but anyway I propose that Costello and Latham be brought together on national television and made to whip out their respective members. Australians could then decide in a more traditional manner who is the real man.
That would put this little ‘debate’ at just about the level it belongs.