We here at City Pages would like to take a moment to defend one of the most reviled hairstyles in modern memory: the man bun. For centuries, women have enjoyed this versatile and practical hairstyle. Whether it's loosely coiled on top of the head or tightly wound in back, it's a no-nonsense look that frees a woman's face from stray hairs while she embarks on any number of important tasks. Then, with the flip of a bobby pin, her hair falls luxuriously on her shoulders when she's ready to kick back for the evening. Why shouldn't men with longer locks enjoy the same hair ease? Buns provide the best of both worlds: You get to keep your beautiful mane, but have a way to tuck it away when engaging in activities like snowboarding or needlepoint. Let's call the man bun hate what it is: fear of men expressing their femininity. So embrace the gender ambiguity of the future. Embrace the man bun.