It’s not that I’m super eager to see everyone’s abs or anything, it’s much more self-serving than that: Considering that half of my shirts are cropped — and because I’m, like, an “adult” with a “job” who doesn’t get to wear them very much — the more men who start wearing crop tops, the more crop tops become appropriate at the office, and the more I get to start utilizing more of my wardrobe.
Magdalene Taylor is a junior staff writer at MEL, where she began working two weeks after graduating college. Her work is a blend of cultural analysis and service, covering everything from reconsiderations of low-brow hits like Joe Dirt and Nickelback to contemporary disability issues, OnlyFans and the types of minor questions about life like why baby carrots are so wet. She’s also reported on social media phenomena like “simps” and “pawgs.” In 2018, she published her 111-page undergraduate thesis on Insane Clown Posse, the Juggalo subculture and the subversive aesthetics of class. She is from God’s Country, rural Western Massachusetts.