Amber sent me a link so some more Masculinist chest-beating over at someone named Jace’s weblog.
It’s the “Retrosexual Code”! Oh, my! Instructions on how to “Act Like a Man!”
I responded in his comments, but let me reiterate here for good measure:
Odd that for all of the chestbeating, guns and killing people (or hunting) are mentioned three times each, along with personal appearance (clothes, grooming accessories, etc) mentioned a couple of times each…
In the meantime, there are zero mentions of 1. Going to work and holding a job, 2. raising one’s own children, 3. paying down all of your debts until there are none.
The two jobs of a man: protection and providence. Do it and shut up about it.
Methinks you ladies protest too much. All of this shit is windowdressing to men who actually act like men. This sounds like a bunch of office drones beating their chests and posturing.
Get over it. You’re half the man your grandfather was, and a third the man his father was. Publishing a list of Manly Man characteristics on your website is about three percent more effective at establishing masculine bonafides than wearing a “No Fear” t-shirt.
Color me unimpressed.