An open discussion of masculinity, by men, for men, and about men. And not about women. Discuss the role of men in the world, and masculine pursuits, without whining about women.
In a world where the role of men has shifted from leader and provider to eye-candy, entertainer, and taxpayer, boys are raised nearly exclusively by women, and society hates masculinity with a passion, many men have no idea what it really means to be a man. They grow beards, drink beer, and follow sports teams, because these are "masculine" hobbies that men are allegedly supposed to do. But is this really who they are, or is this just what lost boys do because they don't know what else to do?
The majority of discussions regarding masculinity and what it means to be a man in the modern day never seem to focus on men, but instead focus on women. Wander over to a forum filled with "Men Going Their Own Way" (MGTOW), and the majority of their discussions aren't about their accomplishments, hobbies, and successes. Instead, they discuss how much women suck. The defining quality of these men is not their stance on the place of men in the world, but on the place of women in the world. Wander over to a forum about the Men's Liberation movement, and you see the opposite: men who hate men instead of men who hate women. Self-hating feminist men eager to cut their balls off and hand their alleged privilege to allegedly more deserving people.
What do women do for us that we can't do for ourselves? Two things: Have babies and sate our desire for heterosexual sex. That is the role of women in the world, as far as men are concerned. Anything else you might want from a woman, such as companionship, money, help around the house - you can do that yourself, or another man can do that for you. Those aren't feminine roles. They're just human roles. Unless you need a baby or heterosexual sex, you don't need a woman.
What do men do for women that women can't do for themselves? The same things: Impregnate them and sate their desire for heterosexual sex. That's your role in the world, as far as women are concerned. They can make their own money and fold their own laundry, or find other women to do that. Or men. But unless they're specifically after sperm or dick, anything else a woman wants can be provided by any human, not necessarily a man.
Our goal here is to explore the role of men in the world, independent of women. For now, ignore what women do for men, what women don't do for men, or what men do for women. Just focus on you. On men. On manhood. What does it mean to be a man today? What are you into? What makes it manly?
I don't have the answers, only questions and opinions. I don't know what masculinity is or should be, but society is afraid of it, whatever it is, and carefully censors the topic. So I invite us to congregate, as men, in this dark corner of the internet, and discuss our lives and the forms that modern masculinity can take.Read More
It's interesting to me how we're trained from birth to think that having a big dick is good and that having a small dick is bad, and we really just take that as gospel without ever questioning it. However, the only reason that comparison would exist in the first place is because of the notion that a big dick makes women feel good. There's not much to gain from a man [outside of women] when it comes to dick size since it ostensibly doesn't affect pleasure all that much for the man.
There are masculine and feminine emotions - the best evidence of this is reading literature from far before the modern era. For example in the Iliad men are showing as being wily, stubborn, hot head, genius, stoic and finally pathetic (in the character of Paris). All of the main characters that the reader is supposed to admire are indifferent to physical pain (hector, achilles, herakles, etc) but are highly susceptible to being wounded by friends or women
If you read the poem "If" by rudyard kipling you will see the display of similar emotions and a total indifference to pain.
Finally, read the poem Ulysseus - the poem is a desire to go on more adventures despite the weakness of the body.
Mkdern society tells us there are no masculine emotions - only feminine ones and tries to transmute feminine emotions onto menRead More
@CainPrice In my opinion, masculinity is the ability to achieve your goals. In addition to that, you should not put others to risk and must put everyone in the equation. You should have a strong moral code, and you should be fully devoted to a specific cause for the greater good, no matter what that 'greater good ' means to you. External factors will change, as it did over the times. Men used to wear high heels and pink was once a masculine color. As times change, it is inevitable that the physical definition of manhood will change.