Men avoid green choices to preserve their manliness

Men avoid green choices to preserve their manliness

Manliness is killing the planet. Sort of. But new research suggests that masculine branding of eco-friendly products could help change that. Are you the type of guy who goes out of his way to convince others of your manly nature? Do you feel the need to talk down about the neighbor’s hybrid car or solar… Read more

Manly Skill: Accepting Help from Others

Manly Skill: Accepting Help from Others

In a previous post, I wrote about developing manly skills that are alternatives to the psuedo-manliness ideals of binge drinking, violence, philandering, and cluelessness so prevalent in our culture, saying that being in service to others is an important piece of being a true man. The article was well received, but I just got a… Read more

Manly Skill: Become an Authentic Man

Manly Skill: Become an Authentic Man

In my reading, both on the web and in print, I’ve come across two basic types of men: those who believe that their development as a person and as a man is finished (and anyone who thinks differently is some kind of girly-man or should ‘get over it’), and those who are willing to go… Read more

Addendum to Retrosexual Code: Reality Check

Addendum to Retrosexual Code: Reality Check

I recently stumbled across a web page from “Radical Conservative” (an anonymous blogger who apparently lives to bash people who don’t believe as he (she?) does) called Retrosexual Code. The Code is full of so many tired stereotypes that I can’t help but feel sorry for the person who wrote it. I’m going to help… Read more

Manly Skill: Service to Others

Manly Skill: Service to Others

One of the symptoms of the sorry state of modern manhood is the crafting of pseudo-manliness articles, which tend to revolve around the stereotype of the foolish and shallow man who acts macho and virile, while completely disregarding some of the higher virtues of manliness. In order to balance out those articles, I’d like to… Read more

Mainstream Media to Men: You’re Dead Inside

Mainstream Media to Men: You’re Dead Inside

One of my favorite t-shirt designs has a picture of a TV with a hypnotized-looking person staring at it, and the caption, “Why do you think they call it programming?” So it probably goes without saying that I don’t watch (or even own a) TV. I just can’t bring myself to expose my family to… Read more

Turning Little Boys into Superheroes

Turning Little Boys into Superheroes

Gender is a funny thing. On the one hand, we as humans have taken long strides in legal and political equality for women, and on the other hand, we as men have lost some of our true nature at the same time. By that I mean, I can see the beauty and power of the… Read more

Manly Skills of Fatherhood: Burping

Manly Skills of Fatherhood: Burping

[I love the fact that there are sites about the art and┬áskills of manliness on the web, but fatherhood doesn’t usually make the cut (as far as being considered manly). We’re going to try to change that.] When I was growing up, I had a totally different perception of what being a man meant. I… Read more