No way!

There are such labels as ‘herbivorous men’ and 'carnivorous men’ in Japan!?

I came across the terms by chance, while, coincidentally, reading up on Japanese culture for an 1896 fanfiction I’m writing. The description for carnivorous men doesn’t quite match Hibari, though.

  • Some young Japanese men are called soshokukei danshi (“herbivorous males”) because they don’t like to go out drinking, are happy to keep their relationships with women platonic and generally display unmacho behavior. 
  • “Herbivorous males” contrast with nikushoku(“carnivorous”) males who chase after women and like macho things. 

Is this for real, or is the Internet trolling me?

Source: Facts and Details/ Japan


Herbivorous Men at Anna O'Briens