Heavy metal has a lot of subgenres. A lot of subgenres people simply aren't aware of thanks to the misconception that heavy metal is whiny music for teenagers. Sad since heavy metal is in my opinion…Continue
"I think heavy metal is masculine only in so much as body building is masculine, it is the male side of a not-particularly-impressive trait, or perhaps misguided.
Now pre-war Delta blues, that's manly."
"wow, they should move this forum topic to the Art of High School Level Bullshit site (oh wait, there isn't one). If you don't get why this 'debate' is childish... I don't even know where to begin with you.
"It's Clobberin' Time!
Sick Of It All!
I think people have a very narrow understanding of metal and punk music. For instance, associating it with adolescence. There are plenty of older metallers and punks. Most of the musicians in metal…"
"Lord knows I equate manliness with men wearing spandex and makeup. Also, a tip of my hat to the posters who noted Thor. 'Rock n Roll Nightmare' is clearly one of the greatest comedic films ever made. Albeit unwillingly.
I LIKE metal…"
"Aside from the ear-bleeding volumes of this genre, one of the problems is most men the world over don't have 'viking roots'. As far as 'hunter instinct' you could make the case that African and Latin-American music…"
I never said you needed to make an exhautive list.
BUT. If you make a very broad statement, you really need to present more than one piece of evidence to back up the statement.
In this case, you need to list a couple more examples of…"
"I know you say listening to a given genre of music to appear tough is weak, but aren't you doing something similar by saying how you listen to this genre of music which is the absolute most masculine of all genres? Trying to convince us that it…"
"He obviously equates smoking with maturity, and sees tobacco as his rite-of-passage. And he's emulating his male role models.
As an addict, you personally know the pleasures AND the pitfalls of smoking. If he is choosing to…"
"Getting to know your classmates is a great idea, and so is finding a professor with a research project. I never thought of that second one!
I appreciate the advice and examples. You've been really helpful!"
"Probably a good idea ... if your wife has the mind of a 5-year-old. Are these wives really too dumb to figure there are risks associated with coal mining or warfighting? Any soldier that hasn't discussed with his wife the…"
"Well said about the absence of high heels on the necks of men.
Its more about a gentlemanly stepping aside, and in a liberal spirit men in previous generations have allowed the women to place their high heels on their necks. It was a manly…"