A guy who doesn’t show manly qualities usually expected
A ‘Soy Boy’ is a term used to describe a man who doesn’t exhibit traditional “masculine” traits. This term is often used in a derogatory manner and sparks debate, as the definition of masculinity can vary greatly between individuals.
The term’s roots are a bit hazy, but one of the first recorded usages can be traced back to a post made on the “/tv/” board of the 4chan site on April 18, 2017. The term ‘soy boy’ stems from the idea that soy-based foods contain high levels of phytoestrogen, a substance similar to estradiol, a primary female sex hormone. There’s a belief held by some that consuming soy-based foods can lead to men developing more feminine traits.
This term is favored by the alt-right and conservatives as an insult for men they perceive as overly feminine. They also use it to mock left-leaning individuals and social justice warriors (SJWs).
Characteristics commonly associated with a ‘soy boy’ can include a disinterest in sports, driving electric cars for environmental reasons, excessive concern over appearance (metrosexual behavior), organic food consumption, and feminist leanings. This term is often found in online conversations, particularly on social platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Example for using ‘Soy Boy’ in a conversation
Hey, did you see that guy with the man bun and the organic smoothie? 🧔🥤
Yeah, what a soy boy! 🙄
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