Good Evening,Lately I've ran across many articles commenting on the upsurge of Women into the corporate world. Simultaneously, I read about how "Men" are finding themselves often making less money…Continue
Hey All,I'm 50 now and in very good health except for one nagging issue, Heart A-fib. All my life I've worked outdoors in physically demanding jobs: Military, Mining, welding etc. and still do. My…Continue
Hey all,Of course Women are the joys of our lives, (and downfalls).My particular situation is that I've been divorced a couple of years and of course get the Manly urge. I've only went on a couple of…Continue
"There are virtually always exceptions, and those intent on finding them generally will, myself included.
Rites of manhood are indeed found in many, if not most, tribal cultures; but very few adult males who have attained what is understood as…"
"On the plus side, we now have leisure to think about personal satisfaction, as opposed to merely getting by. (Of course, third-worlders also focus on something beyond merely getting by, sometimes. They do have holidays, after all,…"
"I disagree, sir.
Rites of manhood are to be found in most tribal cultures - to include Judaism. Therefore I've found that tribal cultures are staged against a definition of manliness - usually a clearly defined one often discussed and…"
"We were like that not too long ago, we were mostly an agrarian nation, with the cities populated by throngs of immigrant factory workers. The middle class was tiny. Most were preoccupied with survival; there was no time for positing or role…"
"I, too, have spent a considerable amount of time in underdeveloped/3rd world countries: India, Tanzania, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Palestine, the tribal / desert parts of Jordan, Cuba, Nicaragua, etc. I agree with you that gender roles…"
"I have a great deal of experience living in poor, underdeveloped "3rd world countries."
In such places there is virtually no discussion at all about what manliness entails. There just isn't much leisure time to do so; also, the…"
"I find that the people who speak the most about the virtues of manliness are the ones who feel that manliness is threatened. The same people often feel that what threatens manliness and men is women and their successes. My opinion is that we must…"
""With those thoughts in mind, doe's "manliness" in the traditional sense matter in today's society?"
That depends on what your defintion of "manliness" is. So far, nobody has ever been able to agree on a…"
"Explain. Do you feel it is not important to strive to be as close to perfection as possible? I am not saying that it is attainable but it is certainly my goal. I try to be an example to men in both my community and my family. …"
"Since the underlined passages from your two posts are in direct contradiction to each other you'll need to clarify exactly which one we're supposed to believe.
This logic and debate thing is new to you, isn't it?"
"If you keep up with what many politicians say you will know that they keep berating the American people about how they (the politicians) do not serve the people, or that they are the professional politicians. That's heretical. They are there to…"
"Let me know how that works for you there, Skeezics. When I need any advice from you on what or how to post I'll be sure to ask for it.
If you can't stand the heat don't post stupid shit that you can't back up."