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    Anime and Manga 

Kanji Tatsumi, while punching out a giant enemy, Persona 4: The Animation

    Fan Works 

Malon: Bwahahahaha! I'll never get tired of seeing Knuckles be pink-
Knuckles: I thought you got over it! It's just a color!
Malon: PINK! Heh heh-
Super Paper Mario X, Chapter 57: Tippi and Count Bleck


    Film - Animated 

Tor would like to quit and be a florist
Gunther does interior design
Ulf is into mime
Atilla's cupcakes are sublime
Bruiser knits, Killer sews
Fang does little puppet shows
And Vladimir collects ceramic unicorns!
Tangled, "I've Got a Dream"

    Film - Live-Action 

Simon Skinner: I'm afraid my nickname of "Sissy" is only a revelation to yourself. My teenage years studying ballet are well known.
Andrew #1: Yeah, Sissy Skinner! Hehe!
Andrew #2: What a Gaylord!
Skinner: Thank you, Andrews.

We're men,
We're men in tights!
We roam around the forest looking for fights!
We're men,
We're men in tights!
We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that's right!
We may look like sissies
But watch what you say
Or we'll put out your lights!

Let's face it, you gotta be a man to wear tights!
Little John, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Have you ever read that book She's Just Not That Into You? I haven't cried like that since Titanic.
Tallahassee, Zombieland


Ah, I think I have it. The pink proclaims an almost belligerent masculinity, saying as it does: "I am so masculine I can afford to tempt you to question it, giving me the opportunity to proclaim it anew by doing violence to you in response."
Mr. Nutt, Unseen Academicals

You wouldn't want to meet [Benet] in a dark alleyway, but you would like to try his biscuits.

    Live-Action TV 

I gotta say, for a tough guy, you sure dress like an Easter egg.
Jason Bly, Burn Notice

    Video Games 

I'm asking if you have a problem with a burly man designing cute dresses before he goes to sleep at night!?

MY PROFESSION!? You know, now that I think of it, I've always wanted to be a baker. Yes, a baker.

I am dressed like little girl! YOU are still biggest baby!
The Heavy, while wearing the full Grand Duchess costume, Team Fortress 2



Nothing is more old-school than baking your own damn staff of life! A dude who can walk into any kitchen in the world and make bread is completely raw!
Ray Smuckles, Achewood

Only real men wear pink.

Jared: Are you wearing a skirt?
Commander Badass: It's a kilt — the manliest way to go pantsless.

Hack: She Dwarf, I am a warrior trying to impress the great Muscle Hawk. I have no need of this "beard oil".
She Dwarf: Hack, my mother was the greatest warrior in all dwarvedom and the only survivor of the Doom of Dammerung. She loved this stuff.
Hack: [Pounds spa counter] Merchant! I must bathe in floral scents! Immediately!
The Savage Beard of She Dwarf, Ch. 5 Page 5

    Web Original 

Here is the thing you gotta understand about JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - it set the rule as far as power level versus fashion sense. The rule is as follows: If you can fight like a motherfucker, you can dress however you damn well please. Because no one is gonna say anything. What are they going to do? Make fun of the fact that you're wearing pointy elf shoes and have hearts on your kneecaps?
Daryl Surat, Anime World Order note 

Eraser: What was that for?
Snow Ball: The balloons were PINK! Pink is too girly!
Eraser: I would disagree. I think pink is quite manly!
Battle for Dream Island, Episode 11: "Lofty"

I'm the first superhero that can carry a purse and get away with it. And I'll tell you why - because no one can defeat me. So therefore if they make fun of me, I kill 'em.

My Twitter timeline was full of jokes about how Boehner looks like Tan Mom’s clit and Joe Biden is the king of hype man looks, and that could only mean one thing. It was SOTU time...

I watched for two reasons: I wanted to hear President Obama pay tribute to America’s greatest citizen and biggest star, the fake baby from American Sniper, and I also watched for the looks in the audience. President Obama didn’t give it up for fake baby, but the people in the audience came through. My eyeballs got the tingles and my eyelashes nearly singed off when they were hit with the Secretary of Energy zapping all kinds of life into me with his immaculate mane game and facial expressions...He really is the Secretary of Energy, because he lit me all the way up with his stunning hair game.
Michael K. on Ernest Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy and hair star of 2015’s State of the Union

Riddick kills a man with a cup. A teacup, dammit. The lamest of all cups.

Traveling to the mountains to sniff flowers... Truly, I am the epitome of manliness.
Sonic, Sonic F

DM Flavor text: A broad shouldered man stands before you, his chiseled frame and grim visage exuding malevolence. He wears dark leather and bears a sword on his hip. His face looks as if chiseled from stone, every line deep with hatred and anger. His shadowed eyes and blue lips purse as if to—
Tandem: Wait wait, he's wearing lipstick?
Dwarf: Damn, even the bard's not sissy enough to wear makeup.
Halfing: HAAAAH HA HA! Is he wearing curlers?
DM: No, he's bald! Shut up! He's really scary looking!

    Western Animation 

Jimbo: Bart does ballet!
Kearney: He dances like girls!
Nelson: Ha ha!
Bart: Go ahead and laugh, but I took a chance and did something I wanted to do, and if that makes me a sissy, well I guess I'm a sissy!
Jimbo: ... he's a sissy! Let's get him!

Principal Skinner: Muntz, Nelson. You're failing History, Geography, and Math, but you're doing quite well in Home Ec.
Nelson: Hey, hey, keep it down, man.

Next, Metallus. An armored warrior whose mere glance is enough to strike fear into the hearts of those weaker than he. He collects fridge magnets and is a champion speed knitter.
Space Ghost, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, "President's Day Nightmare"

    Real Life 

The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be.
Elbert Hubbard

I did cooking in school instead of sport. I was into death metal and cooking - I was an angry lad, but you got to eat. But blokes would get freaked out cause it's a macho kind of country. "You cooking, Hughes? You gay, mate?" ...Yeah, I'm gay, mate. I'm icing cake with thirty chicks and you fuckwits are showering together.
Steve Hughes


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