I've been inspired by the posts of this site and have decided to form a Manliness Club at my school.
The situation is that it's a small school with about 30-50 students so every Thursday all the girls go off to the Feminist club and all the boys ar just left moping around.
My idea is for the Manliness Club to be on the same day at the same time as the Feminist Club so that everyone has something to do.
Though to start this I'm going to need some ideas. How would you make a manliness club in high school. All ideas no matter how ridiculous are welcomed.
I was lumping together all "feminists," because I was pointing out that 90% of self-styled "feminism" today is the stuff AoM would have to be jerky and hypocritical to object to: For example, Sheryl Sandberg hosting dinner parties for Silicon Valley professional women, providing a forum for sharing advice and referrals. Or, for that matter, her book, which as far as I've read, doesn't advocate for any legal changes. These efforts are usually termed "feminism," certainly as I think the word is being used in this discussion, and we all prefer them to the alternative - more laws and more lawsuits. It's this latter 10% giving the 90% a bad name.
Is this little club of girls actually called a feminist club? Do you know what they talk about and push in that club?
First club you could start is one on rational, calm debate where you learn all pertinant facts before making assumptions.
Then as the others said, don't make your group reactionary to what you think may or may not be happening. Make your group based on a real need that not only you have, but that others will have that you can focus in positive growth based areas.
You can say you want a manliness group and end up with a group that starts all dressing in a niche way, or that thinks that they have to have some list of what is or isn't manly arguing it into minutia.
Or you can have growth based projects.
Well this is a good place to start. The art of manliness website has that book list and I think the basis for discussion on manliness. I would also suggest that you start with the manly honor and the differences between the Gentleman, the Artisan, and the Ruffian articles. I suggest that the ideal is the best of each.
The biggest thing is to have each of your members to reflect individually and then to assemble together.
There is also the small details of getting the permission to run such a club, etc.
They are called the Women's Empowerment club and I'm pretty sure they aren't the negative type of feminist not sure if they're actually feminist at all?