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  • Dangerous words: 'Be a man'

    01/07/2017 7:33:49 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    As we watch the rise of the Snowflake Generation with a mixture of bemusement and horror – you know, the young people unable to use a can opener but who are certain they’re qualified to dictate business and social policy, the generation who can work a smartphone like a brain surgeon but can’t figure out what gender they are – it should come as no surprise that manhood and masculinity have come under fire. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a man, look no further than the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There you’ll find the answer: Real men...
  • (VANITY) Rudyard Kipling on the 2016 Election

    10/08/2016 10:23:14 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies ^ | 10-08-2016 | Vanity adaptation of Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all RINOs doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And your hair don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Hillary and Paul Ryan And...

    04/27/2016 2:27:31 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 59 replies
    Ann ^ | April 27, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR ... April 27, 2016 Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month -- only the fourth actual election he's won -- voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, "OK, let's give this guy a try," he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can't stand Cruz any more than his Senate...
  • The 10 Worst Products For Men Ever Created

    10/17/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | 8-14-15 | Brett and Kate McKay
    Radioactive Jockstrap Radioactive materials were once thought to impart healing and vitalizing powers to people. Radium was infused into drinking water, baths, and even suppositories. Perhaps the scariest way it was administered was through a radioactive jockstrap for men. ”Weak Discouraged Men!” one advertisement proclaimed. ”Now Bubble Over with Joyous Vitality Through the Use of Glands and Radium.” Joyous Vitality'..and glow in the dark junk.
  • A Dad’s Life

    05/26/2015 7:32:18 AM PDT · by Popman · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 25, 2015 | JONATHAN V. LAST
    I was once reasonably dignified. I dressed like a gentleman and luxuriated in the cultural heritage of Western civilization. My three places of residence—my home, my office, and my mind—were free of clutter and arranged so as to allow me both to make the most of my days and to begin to venture out into intellectual life. Then I became a father.
  • WH PHOTO: President Obama Demonstrates His Manhood by Sparring with 14 Year-Old Make A Wish Kid ...

    05/25/2014 11:40:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama spars with Jaren Paul Suber, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Rowlett, Texas, in the Oval Office, March 20, 2014
  • John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

    01/23/2014 9:28:40 AM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Brett & Kate McKay
    According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in the cockpit, his mind was also without rival. He was not simply a warrior of combat, but a warrior-engineer and warrior-philosopher. When he was 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air...
  • American men taking back their masculinity?

    12/15/2013 9:07:01 AM PST · by usalady · 60 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 15, 2013 | Martha
    American feminists may be in for a surprise. A growing number of manly men in the country are taking back the masculinity that Betty Friedan and her ilk took from them during the beginning of the feminist movement in America.
  • What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part III: How to Stop the Spread

    08/13/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 August, 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Welcome back to our series on what weakens our integrity and how to strengthen it. Thus far we have discussed how we decide to commit a dishonest act, and how the distance between that act and its consequences can increase our ability to rationalize immorality as acceptable behavior. Today we are going to discuss another important factor that influences our comfort level with dishonest decisions: seeing other people make them. Dishonesty as a Social Contagion As psychology professor Dan Ariely explored the nature and motivations for dishonesty, he found himself wondering whether it might spread from person to person like...
  • Modern Manliness and the Perpetual State of Low Expectations

    03/18/2013 9:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Acculturated ^ | February 14 | R. J. Moeller
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Kay Hymowitz posits the following conclusion regarding the current culture of masculinity in the United States: Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in their 20s hang out in a novel sort of limbo, a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance. This “pre-adulthood” has much to recommend it, especially for the college-educated. But it’s time to state what has become obvious to legions of frustrated young women: It doesn’t...
  • Manly Honor - Southern, Northern & Modern Views

    12/29/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 9 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Williams
    ". . . when I served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was intrigued to find out that it was still a misdemeanor in Virginia to impugn a woman's "virtue and chastity . . ."
  • Deadly honor? Macho guys more likely to get killed

    08/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 15, 2011 | Brian Alexander
    People do stupid things all the time and they do them in all geographic regions, but as any regular viewer of Comedy Central’s "Tosh 2.0" can tell you, there does seem to be an uncanny correlation between certain regions of the country and the kind of risk-taking behavior that could get you seriously hurt or even killed. That’s the premise of a new study out today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The three authors, all from the University of Oklahoma, found that states with a “culture of honor” –- in the South, and the West, mainly --...
  • Who's cooler? Lee Marvin or Steve McQueen?

    12/11/2010 6:32:50 PM PST · by Krankor · 181 replies
    12/11/2010 | Krankor
    I say Lee Marvin hands down. He was just cool and never thought he had to prove it.
  • Top 10 Manly Jobs: Popular Mechanics’ Cool Gigs List

    04/03/2010 8:55:56 AM PDT · by mattstat · 27 replies · 1,118+ views
    Popular Mechanics published a list of four dozen or so “Coolest Gigs on Earth.” They ought to have said “manliest.” This isn’t The Atlantic or Time. This is Popular Mechanics! The catalog is admirably inclusive, but it smacks of padding. For example, “Food Scientist” is pegged. This is a job which I’m sure is at least interesting—the guy profiled develops, among other things, blended iced coffee—but it isn’t manly. Like “Food Scientist”, “Statistician” can be interesting. But is it a manly gig? “Don’t mess with him, Jim. He’s a statistician!” Before laughing, try swapping your own title for mine. See...
  • Historical Nostalgia Can Be A Good Thing

    01/25/2010 10:15:17 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/25/2010 | Richard Williams
    One of the criticisms oft' heard from certain historians and bloggers is their disdain for what they refer to as "celebratory history" or, what one might call a "nostalgic" view or perspective of history . . .

    12/24/2009 6:56:55 PM PST · by parsifal · 180 replies · 10,585+ views
    This was a hard piece to write, because guns by definition are manly, except for Berettas, gold-plated TEC9s, .25 caliber pistols or anything made by the French. To simplify things, I have limited it to modern cartridge firearms a man might, can, and should collect and shoot. There are certainly other manly weapons, and you may have a different list. As long as the list contains nothing French, gold-plated, .25 or with pearl grips (which Patton correctly observed are the mark of a New Orleans pimp), it is a good list.
  • We're the most pathetic men in history: An anthropologist explains why

    11/01/2009 3:04:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 895+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2009 | Kyle Smith
    When Owen Schmitt, fearsome fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, opened a game last month with a presentation of his manly bona fides that consisted of skull-bashing himself with his helmet until blood ran down his forehead like it was the lobby of the Overlook Hotel, what should your response have been? (a) Laughter (b) Alarm (c) Disbelief Trick question, The answer is (d) Nostalgia. Owen Schmitt, for being the snarling, sweaty avatar of pumped-up, hoarse-throated, brain-damaged heavy metal manhood, did you ever know that you’re my hero? You are the idiot wind beneath my wings. Owen, my good hombre, your...
  • Celebrating Manly Heroes

    06/01/2009 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 06/01/2009 | Richard Williams
    I've commented before on celebratory history and how elites in academia like to focus on the "sins of the fathers" in their perspective. This approach, contrary to their claims, is agenda driven and is part of the broader culture war against American exceptionalism and the re-writing of American history. I recently came across an anecdotal comment that, in a small but profound way, points this out. . .
  • Teach Your Son To Be A Man

    12/04/2008 8:14:55 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 33 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 2 December 2008 | Sean Platt
    "Whenever I’m watching a movie that hearkens back to a sepia tinted yesteryear, it isn’t the simpler times I long for so much as a return to the distant days when a man rose alongside the sunrise and was expected to give the daylight his best. Clothes were sharper, adolescence shorter, and the word man still deserving of the first spot in the word manners. Now it seems as if there is something *missing, something stripped from today’s men, besides their buttons and blazers . . ." ~ Sean Platt
  • The Women of John McCain; Why you either love or hate them!

    10/07/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Babwa · 25 replies · 1,055+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/8/2008 | Samuel Silver
    The reaction to Governor Sarah Palin’s selection by Senator John McCain has been nothing short of epic. From the first moment people saw and heard her, most either hated her or loved her. What made her instantaneously extraordinary to both sides of the political spectrum? It has to be more than the media-driven issues. This election has turned into an unspoken referendum on human nature and the idea of “gender neutrality,” the poster child for the left taught to the past several generations as something real, instead of the imaginary nonsense it is. Men and women are different – not...