Now, like the last, excessive days of Caligula's Rome, things are going awry. The feminist-driven gender quake unearthed a topsy-turvy legacy. He's called Metrosexual Man, a sweet-smelling bloke with manicured nails and beautiful clothes with too much product in his hair. A self-proclaimed vigorous heterosexual who is proud of his feminine side, he is feminism's Frankenstein, a sexual quisling.
If you are having trouble with this mental image, think English soccer star David Beckham...
Janet Albrechtsen in today's Australian, giving us a handy new phrase for "mixed metaphor".