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The late great manly man
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 2/9/2014 10:04:17 AM

Bethany Mandel of PJMedia cites a New York Times article to argue that “women prefer manly men” by inferring from the frequent use in the NYT of the word “submission” some sort of innate desire for a masterful quality. (Snip) You can make the half-serious argument that in order to be a winner in today’s world it pays to be a loser. After all, you get subsidies. You get sympathy. You can play the victim card. Above all you get the girl. This inversion has been achieved by the counterintuitive method of degrading women. One website that endeavors to explain

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Wretchard believes that the obsolescence of the manly man is leading to the mutual degradation of both men and women, and has resulted in a supine, dying civilization. The feminization of males and the butchification of females is regarded with approval in the political corridors, on editorial pages, and in popular entertainment, and doesn´t augur well for America. There´s no future in blurring the differences between the sexes. Our competitors and enemies most assuredly will not participate in the emasculation of their own societies, and will have a future that we´re throwing away with both hands.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/9/2014 10:21:59 AM     (No. 9725484)

There is, of course, a picture of Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and two of their children accompanying this essay. Although I liked 1977´s Annie Hall (particularly the scene with Marshall McLuhan in the waiting line at the theater), there was some unintended, unintentional humor when Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) spoke of his sex life with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) being worthy of the Guinness Book of World Records. I thought, him? Really? Well, his name is Woody, and that´s about as close as he´ll ever get to sexual satiety. (Snort)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/9/2014 10:29:27 AM     (No. 9725493)

Moms are raising the "men" these days. Female teachers filling their heads with a feminine view of virtually everything, eliminating conflict and individualism in favor of consensus and the hive. Meanwhile, where is Dad? If he´s around, he´s just a pitiful fool, worthy of derision.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/9/2014 10:45:05 AM     (No. 9725515)

Richard,...OP,...ummm,no. The demise of the late great manly man has NOT occurred. In the real world womenly women STILL prefer manly men. And no amount of desperate propaganda by sexually perverted dweebish movie directors and gay mafia dominated newsprint media will change that. Ever.

Womenly women. Manly men. Love. Real marriage. Babies. Family. The unchangeable circle of life.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/9/2014 11:05:49 AM     (No. 9725545)

As a mother raising two sons, I can assure you they are being raised to be men. They hold doors for women and others when appropriate. They say please and thank you. They treat women appropriately and with respect. They are strong, determined, athletic and respect their role as a protector of women when needed.

Most American women are doing the same. It´s only the loonies on the left who are doing it differently.

Yes their father is around as an example which helps, but mothers are really the ones who teach their boys to be men.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/9/2014 11:50:31 AM     (No. 9725590)

#4, I applaud how you have raised your son, my sons are the same. But how long do you think they will be willing to hold those doors open for women whom, to a great degree, laugh at your sons and think they are geeks? I wish I had your optimism.

Just last night, my older son and I took my vintage Corvette out for a ride. We stopped and got gas. Next to us was a guy about my age, shirtless, big pot belly and tatts all over. From the moment I came in there, the guy kept glancing over at me, giving me a dirty look. My son looked at me and said, what is that jerk´s problem? We didn´t know, jealousy of the car? Jealous of my well-dressed son? Who knows, but I think pretty much someone is a jerk for constantly glaring at you like he wants to kill you.

And guess who was sitting in the passenger seat? A gorgeous female, dressed nicely. Of course there was. My son noticed this and I said to him, "Do you think he would have a good looking girlfriend if he looked exactly how he did but was nice? My son replied "heck no Dad, he would be completely alone."

My son already gets it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/9/2014 12:19:59 PM     (No. 9725618)

#2 why do you HATE ALL WOMEN?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 2/9/2014 12:20:45 PM     (No. 9725623)

#5, I have asked several women who had escaped predictably bad relationships why that kind of thing happens so frequently. The two most common answers were that stable guys are boring, and its every girls dream to tame the bad boy.
It is my hope that when they grow up into women, their lives are not so ruined that nobody decent wants them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/9/2014 12:22:33 PM     (No. 9725626)

#4 and #5 don´t take the article personally.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: postaway, 2/9/2014 1:02:56 PM     (No. 9725670)

Maybe it´s just me, but I don´t think pajama boy was even looking for a girl.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/9/2014 2:58:47 PM     (No. 9725775)

Too many believe that manly equals macho. Nope.

Richard gets it:

...steadfastness, courage and the need to be true have gone out of style.

Those are the qualities of a real manly man.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/9/2014 3:02:14 PM     (No. 9725779)

Chest-thumping misogynists are the antithesis of manly men.

Manly men usually like women, don´t have issues with their mothers and the women in their lives, and learned from teachers of both genders.

They are too strong and centered for misogyny.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/9/2014 11:03:26 PM     (No. 9726095)

#4, speaking as someone with daughters, Thank you.

There are still nice, manly young men around. But since they´re gentlemen, they don´t brag about it.


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