That old chestnut ‘a real man would…’ tends to be used by a woman or metrosexual twit when they want to control your behaviour or thoughts. It is usually followed closely by them recommending an action that benefits them, and not you.
This article is preceded by the one about female role models, which are obviously worse. Judging by my research these ‘men’s mags’ aren’t far behind.
I was mainly prompted to write this article from a comment by Reality Seeker, and this article in the Daily Mail.
Once, men were simply men. But then feminists decided they were chauvinist pigs who didn’t spend enough time doing the dishes. So along came the guilt-ridden New Man, swiftly followed by sensitive, moisturising Metrosexual Man. Of course, women soon missed the whiff of testosterone and were calling for the return of Real Men. Now a new book, The Retrosexual Manual: How To Be A Real Man, has been published. David Thomas tip-toes through the unashamedly macho details. . .
So now men need books to be told how to be men apparently. Nice way of making money I guess, and going by the extracts of this book from the article, it is obviously meant to be taken as a comedy. Obviously.
If most men are like the ‘real man’ described below, we are truly fucked.
Remember, you have a number of qualities, almost all deriving from your testosterone, which women can’t help but admire. For example:
1. Your mind is uncluttered. Consider the female brain, filled as it is with multiple anxieties about its owner’s hair, figure, health, diet, clothes, shoes, emotions, digestive transit, sex life, competitive female friendships, multi-tasking duties as a worker/lover/ wife/mother/whatever.
Instead, your mind is focused on the important things in life: sex, beer, football. Women secretly envy a mind like that.
2. You can make decisions on your own. You don’t need to talk it over for hours with all your friends, or consult a horoscope, or worry about feng shui.
3. You have strong arms which come in handy whenever bottles need opening, cases need carrying, or a girl just feels like gazing at a strong, muscular limb.
4. You do not clutter up the bathroom. No woman wants a man who owns more beauty products than she does. A man who showers, shaves, then gets out of the way is ideal.
Maybe this is marketed towards women (like almost everything else). Important things in life are sex, beer, football. Acquiring knowledge, fighting tyranny and working to make the world a better place are obviously soooo-twentieth century. Nowadays we should all just be consumers, oh and live our lives around pleasing modern women! (Point 4 and 5).
Hmm, being a man, you also have no idea how to treat women. The following points can be condensed by yours truly. Treat her as her deserves to be treated. Let’s see what a ‘real man’ is supposed to do.
1. When on a date, you pay – even if she offers. Don’t stand for any nonsense about going Dutch. And pay in cash – retrosexuals don’t use credit cards.
2. You open doors for women, and you stand for pregnant women on a bus, train or Tube. You do this because you are a man, and you’re proud of it.
3. You do not cook anything more sophisticated than Pot Noodles or baked beans. Cooking is her job. But when you have a Sunday roast – and you do, obviously – you carve with manly precision and flair.
4. Women like to talk, bless them. So don’t try to stop her getting her feelings off her chest, however daft they might be. There’s no need to actually listen, however. Nor does she expect, or even want you to express an opinion of your own. A nod of the head, roughly every 90 seconds, combined with a concerned frown, or a cheery laugh, where appropriate, is perfectly sufficient.
5. Of course, you want to have sex. Afterwards, however, it is important to avoid saying ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m sorry, that’s never happened before’.
6. She may be interested in commitment. You are not. It is vitally important that you never even acknowledge the possibility that you are in a relationship. The moment she uses a sentence that includes words such as ‘wedding’, ‘children’, or ‘meet my parents’, make your excuses and leave.
7. No woman ever comes between you and live TV football. Only a very special woman will come between you and the edited highlights on Match Of The Day.
8. There is no woman on Earth for whom you will go to see Sex And The City – The Movie.
Sorry for wasting the few minutes of your time that it took to read points 1 to 7 (I agree with 8.) But this is what we are dealing with. Feel free to visit the article to read the rest. It doesn’t get any better. Firstly, this article comes across as nothing more than a silly little marketing ploy in order to sell books that are written to appeal to women who then buy them as presents for the males in their life, just like businesses market to children in order to get parents to part with their money. Secondly, the many attempts at redefining men over the decades all have something in common:
They all involve a move towards consumerism and materialism. Making men more feminine makes it easier to control them, instil fear and make money from them (including selling debt).
The number one website for Men’s Lifestyle is FHM.com
Funnily enough, I couldn’t find anything about tyranny, the Lisbon Treaty, our Bill of Rights, the nature of Fiat Currency, Cheap Credit = Expensive Debt, Marxism, Collectivism, The Dialectic etc on its many colourful pages. I guess these things just aren’t important eh. These lads mags are consumer bibles. Like little boys, obsessed with girls bodies (which I guess is better than their brains these days).
Of course, a few generations of broken homes where the boys are raised by single mothers has helped, as young men look about for a male role model to fill the vacuum left by feminism and find corporations and big government!
We are seeing an almost textbook example of the application of various psychopolitical mechanisms on our society.
The realm of defamation and degradation, of the psychopolitician, is Man himself. By attacking the character and morals of Man himself, and by bringing about,through contamination of youth, a general degraded feeling, command of the populace is facilitated to a very marked degree – The Soviet Art of Brain Washing
Our of sight, out of mind… Make Man feel like his species is animalistic, collectivist and devoid of hope and who will stop our enemies from conquering us? Not people like this.
Of course, part of the speaking out against such psychological warface (such as with this blog) must be dealt with accordingly, from the above document;
The populace must be brought into the belief that every individual within it who rebels in any way, shape, or form against the efforts and activities to enslave the whole, must be considered to be a deranged person whose eccentricities are neurotic and insane, and who must have at once the treatment of a psychopolitician.
The lack of good, strong male and female role models is part of the plan to undermine the resistance of a people. It also makes lots of money. It perpetuates bad behaviour and reliance on media. This enhances the effectiveness of the psychopolitical campaign. Further degraded and mentally shattered, the sheep consume in the hopes of it improving their lives, the reality of which is getting worse due to the tyranny and Treason of our government. This makes even MORE money. Money that can pumped into creating better adverts and subverting more leading figures to corporate fascism. And so on and so forth…