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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlie Feb 10, 2013. 106 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

Tags: Illustrator, Idealist, INFP, Animator, Manliness

 

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Marlie 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
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
Sir 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
Sir 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
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
Jack Bauer replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"Unkidly?  I assumed it was a typing-error.  That's not even a word.  If it were a word, it seems like it would mean "not childish" ... that he wasn't acting like a kid.  Which he was.   JB"
Feb 8, 2013
Marlie replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"He said "unkidly" which is even stranger. Are they supposed to act like adults then?"
Feb 8, 2013
Marlie replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"These questions make me a little nervous, but let's see what I can do. Attractive character traits would be: Reasonable, or level-headednessKind, you could call it emotional intelligence, too, I supposeBeing protective, esp. important when kids…"
Feb 8, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to R.J. Bonalba's discussion The Decline of Manliness: Downfall & Revival(also known as help me with finding sources)
"If they suspend for "unkindly", they must suspend half-the-school most everyday.  Most kids are jerks from time-to-time.   Just another step toward criminalizing red-blooded boyhood. JB"
Feb 8, 2013

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1984, Fahrenheit 451, Ender's Game, Book of Mormon, Of Mice and Men, Not Simple, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, War of the Worlds, Superman: Red Son, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command, The Dark Knight Returns, The Light Brigade, The Art of Manliness, Manvotionals
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Star Wars Saga, 300, Goemon, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Hell Boy 1 & 2, Wanted, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, Tora Tora Tora, A Bridge Too Far, The Secret of NIMH, Prince of Egypt, Rango, Tangled, Fantasia, Titan A.E., Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, Justice League: A New Frontier, 500 Days of Summer, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Rod, Mr. Bean the Movie
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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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