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The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margie Feb 10, 2013. 107 Replies

Hello AoM, I'm not going to delve into the subject of how Manliness died, but I do want to spread the word on how it was dying and is now reviving. Fellow men, and young men in the journey to become…Continue

Tags: Revival, Decline, Manliness, Speech

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Started this discussion. Last reply by R.J. Bonalba Sep 25, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello there AoM readers! My name's Randolph, but everyone just calls me R.J. I'm a pretty young guy to join, but I have taken a morbid interest into AoM. I've tried to incorporate the ideas of the…Continue

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Margie replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Your first interpretation was right. The thinking/problem-solving on your feet is what I meant.  "
Feb 10, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Apparently you're not familiar with mediterranean women, who can grow facial hair pretty well!"
Feb 9, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"So according to your cop-out statement... manliness is a lot like pornography? Hah! "
Feb 9, 2013
Native Son replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"I was going to write a philosopical reply, but then I reread the last of the OP. Aside from the somewhat common AoM, "I've got a school project, HELP!" request, the OP appears to lack the basics of doing research on a…"
Feb 9, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"One false story does not negate the argument but the argument is based around evidence, and the evidence in this case was clearly false. You can't build an argument on fake evidence... I hope we can at least agree on that."
Feb 9, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Your alternative interpretation isn't level-headedness ... that's open-mindedness. JB"
Feb 9, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"In what way do you mean reasonable or level headedness?  I could interpret it as being able to remain calm in high-stress situations.  Alternatively I could intrpret it to mean able to see other's viewpoints."
Feb 9, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"And then there is: http://abcnews.go.com/US/maryland-grader-suspended-pointing-finger-shape-gun/story?id=18123294   So one false story negates the argument?  NOT.  That would be like saying all priests are peodophiles simply…"
Feb 9, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Turns out you should get credible sources before you use the story as a pillar in your…"
Feb 9, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Again, I mentioned the "total war" thing... and all those behaviors you discuss are what we call war crimes. Romans fought a kind of war that we don't anymore, because it's immoral, impractical, and will not result in mission…"
Feb 9, 2013
Will replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"About the timeless or universal or subjective masculinity: At a pop culture convention, I saw that they spoke instead of "masculinities," plural, to suggest that it's subjective and particular. But David Gilmore in his book Manhood in…"
Feb 8, 2013
Will replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Bravery. I'm not saying it's the most important quality in life.  But it is the quality most identified with manliness, worldwide."
Feb 8, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"So when the Romans conquered a town and assimilated their Gods into the Roman heirarchy, even leaving much of the local infrastructure intact, that was an act of Total warfare rather than a calculated work of integration or even "winning the…"
Feb 8, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Not unkindly, it is as I wrote and meant "unkidly" (similar to being unmanly) as in not like a kid at least according to the administrators apparent definition. I was not referring to this child's actual actions but to the school…"
Feb 8, 2013
Vytautas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
Feb 8, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Has anyone ever, in the history of the universe ever made the mistake of saying that school administrators act rationally or with any reason or sense?"
Feb 8, 2013

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"Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God."
-Soren Kierkegaard

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What Do We Learn From History?

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Rick Shelton replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
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