Several years ago when I wrote cultural pieces for the now-defunct Acculturated.com,
Intellectual Takeout reposted about a dozen of those articles. Last Monday they published this new one I wrote specifically for them, and I hope to contribute to them more often:
GQ magazine held its 25th “Men of the Year” event
in London last Wednesday. Talents from across the fields of culture,
sports, and entertainment gathered for the glitzy gala celebrating the
British men’s style magazine’s honorees for Men of the Year. Curiously,
over a third of the personalities on that list were women.
Of the 26 honorees named, an eyebrow-raising nine were female, including Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney, The Batman actress Zoë Kravitz, English soccer captain Leah Williamson, and House of the Dragon star Emma D’arcy, who apparently identifies as “non-binary.” Other women were Marisa Abela, Sheila Atim, Es Devlin, Myha’la Herrold, and Sharon Horgan.
Making a feeble stab at clarification, the host Condé Nast Events wrote
in a statement, “Rather than honouring people in a distinct ‘awards’
section of the issue, the entire MOTY issue will become a celebration of
the people who dominated culture and shaped the zeitgeist of 2022.”