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  • 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
    artofmanliness.com ^ | 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 . . .
  • THE TEN MANLIEST FIREARMS

    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...
  • TV Worth Watching (Friday Night Lights Homage To Football - Politically Incorrect TV Alert)

    06/05/2007 2:13:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 847+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 06/05/2007 | David Fosmark
    NBC recently made the gutsy decision to renew this fall the superb but little-watched Friday Night Lights, its rookie drama about high school football in Texas. In a season marked by quick exits for highly promoted serial dramas with big stars — notably Fox’s Drive, ABC’s The Nine and NBC’s own Kidnapped, all of which were quality shows — this is a remarkable event. The renewal is especially noteworthy because, in its own laid-back way, Friday Night Lights is one of the most politically incorrect shows on television. Maybe 24 hero Jack Bauer drew all the fire from the ACLU....
  • Manliness is next to godliness [masculinity, feminism, and thw wuss-ification of Christianity]

    12/07/2006 8:02:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 794+ views
    SouthFlorida.com ^ | December 7 2006 | Jenny Jarvie and Stephanie Simon
    Nashville — THE strobe lights pulse and the air vibrates to a killer rock beat. Giant screens show mayhem and gross-out pranks: a car wreck, a sucker punch, a flabby (and naked) rear end, sealed with duct tape. Brad Stine runs onstage in ripped blue jeans, his shirt untucked, his long hair shaggy. He's a stand-up comic by trade, but he's here today as an evangelist, on a mission to build up a new Christian man — one profanity at a time. "It's the wuss-ification of America that's getting us!" screeches Stine, 46. A moment later he adds a fervent:...
  • The death of manliness

    10/05/2006 2:33:23 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 635+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | October 5, 2006 | Hans Zeiger
    The death of manlinesshttp://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52283 Posted: October 5, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern Mark Foley is a sick man in a sick culture. He apparently was abused by a priest as a child, and then he, too, abused House pages (how extensively is uncertain) before it ruined him. By the way, as his attorney affirmed on Tuesday, Mark Foley "is a gay man." Aside from the political tides generated by Foley's resignation, there are much larger cultural tsunamis swashing round. The Foley scandal intensifies the strain on relationships between youth and adults. It is particularly damaging for relations between old men and...
  • In the name of the father

    07/15/2006 7:09:34 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 16 Jul 2006 | DANI GARAVELLI
    In the name of the fatherhttp://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1033732006 http://tinyurl.com/ozefu DANI GARAVELLI Sun 16 Jul 2006 ONCE upon a time, I believed it didn't matter a whit whether a baby was born into a family with one parent or two. Or with two mothers or two fathers rather than a mother and a father. Why should it? What was important was not the number or gender of the parents, but whether or not they were loving and attentive. That was, of course, before I had any of my own. Now I realise that bringing up children is a challenge even for two well-meaning...
  • A question of manliness

    07/14/2006 8:28:57 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 30 replies · 550+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/06 | MARTIN NEWLAND
    A question of manlinesshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=395271 http://tinyurl.com/zmrh5 By MARTIN NEWLAND, Daily Mail 07/12/06 - News section There is, apparently, a resurgence of manliness in America. Superman has returned to the big screen and unshaven, testosterone-charged film stars such as Colin Farrell no longer look socially marginalised. The A To Z Of Manliness, a compendium of tips on such matters as how to punch properly, is number two on the New York Times bestseller list, while a rash of academic books on the importance of real men have added fuel to the fire. The Boston Globe recently summed up the phenomenon: "We're in...
  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 10:39:54 AM PDT · by Syco · 77 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/2006 | Martin Newland
    There is, apparently, a resurgence of manliness in America. Superman has returned to the big screen and unshaven, testosterone-charged film stars such as Colin Farrell no longer look socially marginalised. The A To Z Of Manliness, a compendium of tips on such matters as how to punch properly, is number two on the New York Times bestseller list, while a rash of academic books on the importance of real men have added fuel to the fire. The Boston Globe recently summed up the phenomenon: "We're in the middle of a Menaissance." It is the atavistic desire to provide for those...
  • A less than manly scam [barf alert]

    04/17/2006 5:53:27 AM PDT · by mathprof · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/17/06 | Ellen Goodman
    FOR THOSE who have ever wondered when a promise of protection becomes a protection racket, this is your moment. We now have the forced admission that in 2003 George W. Bush himself approved the leaking of classified intelligence gathered before the Iraq war. He didn't let it all leak out. He authorized a trickle of information buttressing his case that Saddam Hussein had been a nuclear threat. Information that had already been discredited. After manipulating this faucet of fear, the president then defended the war in the name of national security, casting himself as the country's father-protector. In short, he...
  • A JOHNSONIAN REVIEW OF HARVEY C. MANSFIELD'S "MANLINESS"

    03/28/2006 5:23:10 AM PST · by ritt · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 3-28-2006 | Yale Kramer
    "....“Manliness,” by Harvard Professor Harvey C. Mansfield, has succeeded in ruffling the feathers of feminists and liberals alike. The New York Times felt that professor Mansfield needed more than one intellectual assassin—like Rasputin—and sent two (at least so far) to lay him to rest. The Times published a fresh-mouthed, snarky interview with the affable professor a couple of weeks ago (click HERE), and last week it published a review of his book in the Book Review by Walter Kirns (click HERE). The latter, with the soul of a girly-man, wrote a dismissive review dripping with sarcasm and bitchiness which only...
  • Sacking Jesus, saving a convert

    03/24/2006 11:29:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 6 replies · 640+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-24-06 | Wes Pruden
    Sometimes an editor is tempted to assign the religion reporter to cover war, revolution and other hostile gunplay and sectarian sword fighting. Like this week, for example. In Afghanistan, liberated from the Islamist brutality of the Taliban by an army of mostly Christians and Jews, the new government of men inspired by "the religion of peace" has threatened to kill for the heinous crime of becoming a Christian. In Iraq, a dramatic rescue of "peacemakers" saved three goo-goo do-gooders from beheading, or worse, and all the thanks the soldiers who put their lives on the line got was breathtaking ingratitude...
  • Michael Medved Live Thread- 03/22/06

    03/22/2006 11:53:22 AM PST · by mnehring · 153 replies · 1,476+ views
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  • Manliness and the Mindless

    03/22/2006 10:12:24 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies · 531+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/22/2006 | James Bowman
    Manliness and the Mindless By James Bowman Published 3/22/2006 12:08:51 AM The sneering review in the New York Times Book Review by a novelist called Walter Kirn of Harvey Mansfield's Manliness could have been anticipated, but its obtuseness -- especially when viewed alongside the subtle and supple line of argument pursued by Professor Mansfield -- is unusual even for the mainstream media culture which Mr. Kirn represents. He compares the professor to Hans and Franz, the German body-builders portrayed by Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon on Saturday Night Live back in the 1990s. "Remember how unwittingly fey they seemed," he...
  • Michael Medved Live Thread, 03/21/06

    03/21/2006 11:52:52 AM PST · by mnehring · 49 replies · 672+ views
    Live Streams: http://www2.krla870.com/listen/ www.ktkz.com
  • Man Overboard

    03/20/2006 9:13:18 PM PST · by metalmanx2j · 26 replies · 1,044+ views
    washington post ^ | March 21, 2006 | Ruth Marcus
    I have a new theory about what's behind everything that's wrong with the Bush administration: manliness. "Manliness" is the unapologetic title of a new book by Harvey C. Mansfield, a conservative professor of government at Harvard University, which makes him a species as rare as a dissenting voice in the Bush White House. Mansfield's thesis is that manliness, which he sums up as "confidence in the face of risk," is a misunderstood and unappreciated attribute. Manliness, he writes, "seeks and welcomes drama and prefers times of war, conflict, and risk." It entails assertiveness, even stubbornness, and craves power and action....
  • This Weekend on After Words: Harvey Mansfield and Naomi Wolf (What is Manliness?)

    03/17/2006 10:04:34 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies · 579+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/17/06 | © 2006, National Cable Satellite Corporation
    This week on After Words, Harvey Mansfield, professor of government at Harvard University, explains his answer to the question, "What is manliness?" Using historical, philosophical, and political examples, Professor Mansfield traces the evolution of the word's definition from ancient times to its current meaning in today's gender-neutral society. He is interviewed on his new book, Manliness, by author and feminist Naomi Wolf, who has also written books on gender and society including Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, and her most recent book The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love, and See, will be published...
  • The manly man's man

    03/12/2006 11:16:57 AM PST · by Lorianne · 50 replies · 1,360+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 12, 2006 | Christopher Shea
    Harvey Mansfield, conservative political theorist and academic provocateur, argues that women--and society--need to come to terms with 'manliness' ___ WHO IS NOT JUST a man, but a manly man? And who today can even say the words ''manly man" without smirking? These questions are at the heart of ''Manliness" (Yale), the new book by Harvard government professor Harvey C. Mansfield, who has long shouldered a reputation as the campus's most outspoken conservative. In answer to the first question, Mansfield nominates, among others, the marshal played by Gary Cooper in ''High Noon." When the town's sniveling semi-men slink away from the...
  • Questions for Harvey C. Mansfield: Of Manliness and Men

    03/12/2006 11:04:42 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 310+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | March 12, 2006 | Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    Dana Smith Harvey C. Mansfield. Q: As a staunch neoconservative and the author of a new feminism-bashing book called "Manliness," how are you treated by your fellow government professors at Harvard? Look, if I only consorted with conservatives, I would be by myself all the time. So your generally left-leaning colleagues are willing to talk to you? People listen to me, but they don't pay attention to what I say. I should punch them out, but I don't. In your latest book, you bemoan the disappearance of manliness in our "gender neutral" society. How, exactly, would you define manliness? My...
  • Calling All Hombres

    03/04/2006 11:56:54 AM PST · by mathprof · 24 replies · 648+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 3/4/2006 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    "Defend yourself." That's the lesson Harvey Mansfield drew for Larry Summers the week before Harvard's president was forced to resign. Mr. Mansfield, a 73-year-old government professor and conservative elder statesman of the university, went on to suggest that Mr. Summers's capitulation to those he offended (when he said women might be biologically less inclined to succeed in the hard sciences) is not simply a craven kowtow to political correctness, but proof, also, of a character flaw. Indeed, Mr. Mansfield continued with a mischievous smile, "He has apologized so much that he looks unmanly." Perhaps this seems like a quaint insult,...
  • Calling All Hombres

    03/04/2006 6:00:42 AM PST · by oldtimer2 · 13 replies · 533+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | March 4, 2006 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    Calling All Hombres A Harvard sage makes the case for manliness. BY NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY Saturday, March 4, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--"Defend yourself." That's the lesson Harvey Mansfield drew for Larry Summers the week before Harvard's president was forced to resign. Mr. Mansfield, a 73-year-old government professor and conservative elder statesman of the university, went on to suggest that Mr. Summers's capitulation to those he offended (when he said women might be biologically less inclined to succeed in the hard sciences) is not simply a craven kowtow to political correctness, but proof, also, of a character flaw. Indeed,...