Men’s Boogers Present Special Challenges



Via Lisa at Sociological Images who notes that the idea of marketing Kleenex for Men has apparently been resuscitated from 1964. Can you say “backlash”?


–Ann Bartow

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2 Responses to Men’s Boogers Present Special Challenges

  1. efink says:

    I especially like the part about “3 layers thick — they’re almost huge!” Makes me wonder if perhaps they’re suggesting some use other than blowing one’s manly nose.

  2. erica says:

    At least the new “manly” tissues don’t look ridiculous, unlike the “manly” 1964 box that is clearly overcompensating for something (“There is a gun on my box! SEE, it’s MANLY!”)… or maybe men are supposed to have boogers as dangerous as bullets and therefore need three-ply tissues?

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