I stopped watching tv back in the early 80s and didn’t return to it until around 2006 or 2007 when Netflix ran out of movies for me to watch and a friend suggested I try The Sopranos. While programs from the 50s and 60s were often bad, they were nothing like the 80s and 90s to turn men off television, as Bill Mahr touched upon in his video above.
We have now come full circle and returned to televisiion programing with strong positive male characters. Consider Ray Donovan, Cullen Bohannon, Ric Grimes, Walt Longmire, and Don Draper. Hell, you could throw Tony Soprano and Walter White on the list too as examples of the different strategies men adopt to survive in this hostile world. (There must be more but I my television viewing is still limited.)
Suddenly, it’s okay again to be a man and not a feminized guilt-ridden pussywillow. Link: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/Careers/04/16/cb.alpha/index.html?eref=rss_latest
The tragedy is that if you are a millennial, it’s all you have ever known. You lack sufficient data points to have a credible opinion on this issue. You entered school after The Great Girl Experiment began in which female teachers put extra effort into advancing girls at the cost of boys. (Men basically disappeared from teaching K1 to 8 after the 60s, so guys had few positive role models.)
Moreover, the constant feminist undercurrent to everything you were taught had an insidious effect on you. You grew up brainwashed to feel guilty about being male. (You may not even be conscious of this guilt.)
I think Robert Glover is really shrill and cynical. No More Mr. Nice Guy is an extremely paranoid and negative book that only fuels this whole manosphere thinking. There’s much better books on masculinity. Like The Way of the Superior Man, and Models which is basically a milder version of No More Mr Nice Guy. The point is men who are standing up against feminists put themselves exactly in the position feminists want them to be.
It’s actually extremely weak and petty to be picking a fight about how you’re being treated. I mean, what does that remind you of?. The real masculine man ascends this bickering. A real masculine man sees a feminazi as just another flawed human being with an agenda. A being that needs as much care and stability as anyone else, probably even more so.
Stop playing the feminist game. It’s a mud-slinging contest and let me be chauvinistic and say that I rather see the mud-wrestling left to women. If dudes join the fray then that’s just a big turn-off.
Women will always push men down – not to see you going down but to see if you are strong enough to keep your frame as a man intact. Why would she wants to be with someone who can’t even resist her slightest challenge? Here is a paradox: A woman will try to make a man to submit, but if you go along with her desire, she will hate you for it. Keep in mind there is a difference in today’s chivalry (because being nice to women is what mom always told me to do to get women to like me) and the chivalry of the past (you’re leading and being dominant). You open the door and she walks in, you’re leading, you’re telling her to go inside. You pull out her chair, you’re choosing where she sits and when she sits. Very different frames and yet today we as men are taught to do things not because we’re in control or dominant, but because it’s nice.