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Man Up: A Response to Increasing Wimpiness

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Updated: March 28, 2014

 

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

John Wayne

By Tanner Kuth

Late last night while in the throws of my normal late night and can’t sleep Facebook binge, I ran across an image of a man holding one of those infuriatingly irritating handwritten statement signs. It read: “I need feminism because I don’t need to be told to Man UP.”

As soon as I saw the picture I checked to see what asshole had shared it on my page so I could immediately let them know my disdain for them and forever remove them from my life. Thankfully, it was just another grunt commenting on it to cause trouble. But anyway, back to the idea behind this rant. WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK IS HAPPENING TO MY COUNTRY?!

If I understand the picture correctly, the big feminist movement about women having equal rights is moving into watching out for men’s rights? And that right is for us to be able to cry, complain, wimp out, and generally just be a pussy whipped little bitch? That’s just fucking awesome. So now instead of outwardly trying to close the gap of inequality in the sexes by bettering themselves with education and training to enter and be competitive in the workforce, women are now Kipfocusing on knocking men down the testosterone ladder to meet women half way; or maybe just to knock us off that ladder altogether?

What is their contention? Well apparently the words “Man Up” cause men to feel bad about ourselves and hurts our feelings. Supposedly making us feel like we shouldn’t always run around crying and bitching out every time we run into a problem is scarring us for life!. Honestly, who thinks this shit up?

I get that bullying isn’t cool. I was bullied in school A LOT! I moved schools no less than thirteen times through grade school, cycling back and forth through eight different schools. I was always the new kid. Being bullied was harsh. At times I thought I was literally being crushed on the inside. I cried, A LOT.

Did all that crying get me anywhere? No. Did telling the teachers or my parent’s make it stop? No. What made it stop then? It started when I was thirteen and my father bought me a 70lb punching bag for Christmas. My dad wasn’t in my life very often, but when he happened to be in town and my mom told him the things I was going through, he didn’t think twice, he just bought the bag and told me to stop being a pussy.

He told me to practice hitting that bag for three, three-minute rounds as hard as I could. If you can do that without getting tired, there wouldn’t be many people left who could screw with me.

Now, before you jump down my throat, I had been the nicest kid you’d ever met; I wanted to be everyone’s friend. I didn’t pick on people; hell, I didn’t even bust balls. My parent’s had talked to my teachers, talked to bullies’ parents, and threatened to sue the school; they were at their wits-end with how to help me. So like it or not, sometimes violence is the only answer.

Fast-forward about two years, after hundreds of nights spent beating away on that punching bag, and all of a sudden I started standing up for myself.  I beat bullies senseless to the point that just as my dad predicted, guys started telling other guys “don’t fuck with him.”

I’m alive, I made it, and for some reason now, I don’t feel the need to cry every time things don’t go my way.

I’m not saying crying is bad. But I am saying neither is men telling other men to “Man Up” or in our military community’s case to “Ranger the Fuck Up.” 

I will never forget my time in Special Forces selection. I consider it one of the hardest things I ever finished and succeeded in. I am proud of it for sure. But there are two specific people, whose names I do not know, who will always stick out to me; and it’s especially relevant to this conversation.

We were on our last task of the course. We were marching, non-stop, upwards of 30 miles with a 55lb rucksack, and it was one of the most grueling experiences I can remember.

My feet were in so much pain that it’s hard to explain it to anyone who hasn’t experienced it. Not just because of the march, but because of the prior two and a half weeks of hell we had just gone through; and, I wasn’t alone. I remember close to the end (we didn’t know how far we had to go, we just had to keep going until we finally reached the end and were told to stop) I started to come up from behind on another candidate. He was hobbling along very gingerly. As I got closer, I began to hear him sobbing and cursing himself. He was in so much pain it was making him cry.

Ranger_UpBut was he quitting? No. He was in pain, but he was manning the fuck up. He was cursing himself to the very core of his being, but he kept pushing on.

The next morning before we found out if we had been selected or not, I noticed another one of the candidates standing on some weird, medical, platform sandals, where the balls of his feet where hanging off the front of them. He had apparently severely broken both of his feet from all the rigors thrown at him by selection. The stress of the final road march was the final nail; but still, he had finished the march.

Both men got selected to attend the Q-Course. Had all of us grown up being taught that bitching out and folding at the first sign of trouble was ok to do, that curling up into a fetal position and crying it out was cathartic and normal, or that as soon as we felt things were just too much we should just quit and ask for help, then none of us would have finished and been selected. neverquit-2

While on the same Facebook thread, I came across a YouTube video about an incident three years ago involving the women from “The Talk” (a daytime talk-show for women). Apparently a guy had filed for divorce and his wife cut off his penis in retaliation and threw it into a garbage disposal. The women on the show, led by Sharon Osborne, just cackled on about how hilarious it was.

One of the women (the girl from my favorite show, The Big Bang Theory) actually surprised me and brought up how absurdly sexist it was that they where laughing about this, had it been a man chopping off parts of a woman for the same reasons, it wouldn’t have been funny. One of the other women said, “But it’s different.”

Again, they just started laughing, following Sharon Osborne’s lead. Apparently the following week the cast made some half-hearted apology, during which Osborne again couldn’t contain her laughter. Somehow it was swept under the rug; no one was fired. Had it been a man, surely he would have been driven from the studio with pitchforks and torches.

The insanity of these two things just blows my mind. We are essentially neutering our men, and even worse, women find it funny when someone literally, not figuratively, does it to a man for no good reason. Aren’t these the same women who want to trade in their heels for combat boots? Weird, because it seems like they’re trying to convince men to go the other direction.

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  1. JoeC

    March 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    But it isn’t about equal rights. They want to be more equal to make up for lost time and hold us responsible for the problems caused by people we’ve never met in places we’ve never been at a time we weren’t alive. That’s how equality works. If someone’s ancestor was wronged by someone 100 years ago then we are expected to pay for that crime on their behalf and give them a handout because of it.

    • Sergeant Van

      March 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Exactly. I’ve actually heard these words being used to justify such behavior before: “Welcome to the suck, Majority.”

    • Gunship Load

      April 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Anyone who claims they want equal rights is lying.

      They want special rights.

    • EOD Devon

      April 8, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Well I’m not going to be able to pay for the “last” wrong cause I’m still paying on the Indians.

  2. CIBANDEIBISALLYOUNEED

    March 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Well it shouldn’t come as a surprise given all the thugs that claim they’re bad-ass but fight in numbers. What do I know? I grew up on a ranch in Texas and joined the Infantry at 17 and fought OIF2 when I was 18. I didn’t ever work around a chick or a puss. But when I’m around the general public I see a bunch of turds and can only have an enjoyable conversation with other grunts or combat arms folks.
    Obviously the turd public wants us to be more like handbags like Justin Beaver instead of our forefathers Lee Marvin or John Wayne. Granted the only Heroes left our the ones in our Veteran and Active communities. Still to this day my biggest Hero is my Command Sergeant Major that died while we were fighting in Fallujah (operation Phantom Fury) unfortunately the general turd public knows no true heroes. Their idea of hero is “oh my dum dum son finally got a degree after 10 long years of screwing around” BORING! I call them turds because they have not earned their citizenship. We have earned the Title American by being Men in the face of danger (combat women included). I’m gonna resent the day when all of our Salty grand fathers and uncles pass. Our WW2 forefathers are the definition of a Salty Man, I find it sickening that the standards in the public view have changed so much. I have tattoo’s, a grizzer beard and a hairy chest and a scar laden body and a good ole high n tight. I don’t have sympathy for the non veteran “boys” if anything i’d like to give the majority a swift kick in the ass. They make anything in the civilian sector unbearable, including college! I’d be happier if there were all veteran colleges, so you wouldn’t have to yell at everybody to shut up so you could hear the teacher. Damn I’m half deaf and hate it if people are openly disruptive and disrespectful to the teacher. High school should be a damn smokefest to teach boys to be disciplined young men instead of turds. But the media has a lot of venom to spit about us, but I don’t give a rat’s a$$ what them jackaroos think. If I had it my way we’d clone ole General Patton and General Chesty and make them our Pres and VP. Given the fact our current staff is too afraid to play spades with dumbnut Russia. Our current leaders are all metro-feminist-girly boys, so our kids are suffering to real shi**y role models in the media. America will get better one day, at some point Russia or some other goof will believe we are too weak and scared to protect ourselves. And then the public will see the warrior class rise to protect them and they will finally be witness to the horrors of war and truly be glad they have fighting men and women all around them that are willing to lay down their lives for them.
    -Sorry To Ramble and off topic

    • JJ

      April 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Holy shit. I think I just got a moto hard on. Well said my friend.

  3. TrueBlue11c

    March 28, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Sorry to say…Not!
    American media, schools and politico’s are all a bunch of handbag-clownshoe-commi-idiots… They want you to imagine that we live in the future, a utopia of yoo-hoo flowing rivers and gumdrop unicorns and fairies. Rule of thumb there have been plenty of futuristic Fruitopia’s for thousands of years. We will never be safe, that’s just life, accept it or go dig a foxhole in your lawn. This whole girly man thing happened even in ancient Greece, although the Spartan’s Valor and Manhood had enough testosterone to make up for that. Our country resembles ancient Greece for the simple fact that we do have a great tradition of Brave Warriors. Unfortunately us warriors have to live among mindless sheep that speak nothing but sewage. Unlike them we have battled for our Motherland just as our Forefathers. unlike them we feel every note of the National Anthem with teary eye’s. unlike them we chose to give our lives no matter the danger to our Beloved Flag. To be a warrior you need to be rugged, salty and ready to die for your friends. The politico’s now want to change my beloved INFANTRY! THATS TOO FAR! I don’t care what results dumbass tests come up with. Infantry is a Tough life even for the Saltiest Men. Why don’t they put women in the NFL first, then think about combat arms for women. I have a daughter and by God I don’t want her to have any access to the Infantry, so she could try to impress me. Who the Hell would want their daughter to be a Grunt?!
    Women do see combat on occasion but they don’t need to be actively chasing the enemy everyday. They do a good job where they are already. Perception of men in America is ludicrous, “oh why can’t we be more like europe?” the only thing we should do with europe is send our trash there and use it as a latrine! The sooner our society figures that out, the sooner America will have a better generalization of Manhood. I was raised on a ranch in Texas, half of my family were Combat Veterans WW2,Korea,Vietnam. I joined the Infantry at 17 and at 18 fought in OIF2.
    So obviously my perception of manhood is different than some spoiled rich college turd. My Heroes raised me, I already loved my Flag and our Country at a very young age. If you want to go rogue and be girly or dress like a girl go ahead, I fought for your constitutional rights that’s your prerogative, but since I let goof balls live in peace and enjoy their freedoms, I WOULD EXPECT THEM TO DO THE SAME. Let me and my Veteran community be grizzers and enjoy our unalienable rights as free men. Men Ain’t Pretty! So don’t expect us to be feminine. When we were boys we played war with bb-guns and played with G.I Joes and even rolled around in the mud. And as Men we go to Battle in real Wars and play with real weapons. where i’m from we don’t say “man up” we say “sack up”. And we rib each other constantly.
    Even through my elementary to high school years we had corporal punishment. For folks that don’t know what that is it’s getting your ass spanked with a wooden paddle. running joke was “10 licks for being a dumbass”. Now you can’t even tell someone that they are bad kid… no wonder everyone is becoming a “hoo hoo”. You’re either right or you’re wrong no in-betweens, no gray area. The sh*t bird Hippies hijacked our government after Vietnam and want us to be blubbering idiots, that are pacifist pot smoking mongo’s.
    -well I’ve done rambled enough. Team America F*CK YEAH!

  4. Ryan Kenney

    March 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Feminism, like labor unions, at one point served a purpose but have since outgrown that usefulness. Now they contribute to the degradation of our society, though not that we’ve needed too much help with that. With regards to the Sharon Osborne thing, you’re absolutely right that it’s bullshit to laugh about something like that. However it’s not bullshit because it’s a double standard, though those should be avoided, it’s bullshit because laughing at any sort of barbaric treatment of another person is extraordinarily evil and a sociopath. It seems like the increased effort to be more fair and caring has backfired, hasn’t it?

    But why did it start in the first place? Because, as “TrueBlue11c” cleverly mentioned, these changes seemed to start happening after Vietnam. Why? What was so special about that time? Well consider for a moment everything going on back home. We mistreated one another based on race, we still didn’t treat each other as equals because of race or sex, and to top it off our police force actively killed protesters. Meanwhile, the American military is suffering heavy losses both in terms of numbers and in morale and for what? Because our politicians are scared of other countries across the world from us making decisions about how to run their government?

    So now here we are, on the other side, where you can’t even look at your child the wrong way or you’re charged with child abuse, we have ass backwards policies like Affirmative Action that are racist by nature, and you can’t acknowledge any difference between sexes without being called a sexist. I missed some things but you get the point. So which is better? I think they both suck, honestly.

    Rather than trying to revert back to the old ways, why not set a course for something better? Don’t coddle your kids, but don’t beat them into obedience either. Teach them how to stand on their own two feet, to “toughen up” (I think that phrase works better; women need to be tough just as much as men do). Rather than reacting to every absurdity by trying to push back in the exact opposite way, just stop, think, and then act. Amazing things will happen.

  5. D

    March 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    HaHa good article all I can say is (NO MA’AM) National Organization of Men against Amazonian master hood.

  6. Whitey

    March 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    There’s a piece of wisdom that I got from my Dad that applies to any job that requires toughness, courage, and heart.

    Way back before I was born, my Dad was a brand-new probie firefighter crouched at the door of his first working structure fire. It was a medium-sized 3-story apartment building, smoke was rolling out of the open door, and the hallway within was blacker than the inside of the devil’s asshole.

    His captain told him to take the nozzle in, find the seat of the fire, and do work. Dad said, “It’s really hot in there, Cap!”

    His captain replied, “Yeah, it is. That’s why pussies don’t do this. Now get your ass in there! This fucking fire ain’t putting itself out!”

    Fast forward twenty years (thirteen years ago), now I’m a brand-new 18-year-old firefighter working in the same department as my Dad. A vegetation fire is running up the steep side of Mount Motherfucker on a particularly hot day. I’m partway up the hill, broke off, and desperately want to quit. My Dad (now a captain himself) finds me puking over a rock. I say, “This hill’s really steep! There’s no shade anywhere! This sucks!”

    Dad says, “Uh-huh, that’s why pussies don’t do this. Now quit crying like a little bitch and get your ass to the top! There’s work to do and you’re the only one not doing it!”

    There are many situations in many walks of life, military and civilian alike, where this applies. It could be your job or your personal life. You hit the point where you want to quit. It sucks. Then you remember that pussies don’t do this. Pussies make excuses, whine about their hurt feelings, and piss and moan about how unfair it is, but PUSSIES DON’T DO THIS!!

    At that point, you can choose to be a pussy–a choice that will haunt you and quite possibly define you forever–and give up, or you can man the fuck up (or Ranger the fuck up, if applicable) and get it done. Choose wisely.

  7. Rachel

    March 30, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Hoo boy.

    First of all, I want to be clear about the fact that there is nothing wrong with learning to stand up for yourself. Quite the opposite actually…learning to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, persevere through hardships, to find the courage to go forward even though you’re so scared that you’re pissing your pants…these are all wonderful qualities than anyone should be proud to have (and are by no means limited to men).

    I also want to make it equally clear that these qualities are NOT what feminists are trying to “take” from men when we say that boys/men shouldn’t be told to man up.

    The phrase “Walk softly, but carry a big stick” keeps coming to my mind. Be respectful, don’t impose or force yourselves on others, but have the strength (in whatever form) to defend/back yourself up.

    You, I think, were lucky enough to have a father who taught you how to fight back when someone tried to hurt you.

    But what about those bullies? How much do you want to bet that they, too, have been told to “man up”? That they’ve been taught to “solve” their problems by getting angry and beating people up to get people to do what they want? The message they’ve gotten, the lesson they’ve been taught, is that if they want respect, they have to take it by force, failing to realize that respect is earned, not taken.

    Then there’s the bullshit idea that emotions are a sign of weakness. As you pointed out, there were men on your trek who did break down crying, but kept going anyways. I think of my stepfather’s dad, who never told my stepfather that he loved him until my mother went to him to tell him how important it was to say those three little words, how much hearing them from his own lips would mean to my stepfather.

    Standing your ground and using force has it’s place, but so does compassion and compromise. The recent government shutdown was the result of bullheaded politicians who said they were “standing their ground” and “refusing to compromise”, and the result was that our government failed to do their most basic job of running our country

    The same thing goes for many policies in our country. Take the “zero tolerance” policy at schools. Let’s get tough on crime, right? And then we end up with ludicrous scenarios like a kid getting suspended for biting a pop tart into the shape of gun, followed by the equally ludicrous Florida pop-tart bill. The end result of that should not have been suspension, and should not have been the NRA making the kid out to be a gun rights hero. The end result should have, at most, been someone talking to the kid about how school is not an appropriate place for weapons (assuming he was brandishing it at another kid, but I don’t know).

    And that’s to say nothing of the many, many wars that have been caused because rulers and warlords felt they had to “prove” that they were men. That they weren’t to be messed with. That they were potent and virile and could take what they wanted, because otherwise they would be seen as weak (the decades-long pissing contest between Henry VIII and Francis I comes to mind). How many men and women died, how many towns and settlements and countries destroyed because of some ruler’s bullshit notion that he needed to “be a man”?

    THAT is what we are fighting against.

    We feminists do not want to emasculate men. We want to teach them that aggressiveness and “toughness” is not the answer to everything, and in many cases is the wrong answer.

    And finally, I do think it is wrong to shame people for being afraid or not having the strength to combat something. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Speaking as a nerd here, maybe someone doesn’t have the physical capacity to go on a long arduous mountain trek, but has the intelligence to write a program for a GPS system you use, or the chemical knowledge to make RTE rations, or the medical skill…and compassion…to care for the wounded.

    Are those people pussies?

    Yet how often do you want to bet those people were bullied in school? Bullied for reading instead of playing sports, bullied for being soft-spoken or “being weird” or not wearing popular clothes? A boy bullied for bringing his favorite character backpack to school, just because that character happens to be a My Little Pony?

    Heroes are the people who stand up to bullies and protect others who need their help. That’s why they’re heroes. But that doesn’t mean that those who are not that heroic should be treated with scorn and ridicule.

    That’s why I have a problem with the “be a man” phrase. I have less of an issue with it when it comes with constructive help, like your dad teaching you how to fight off bullies, but more often than not it’s just thrown at men and boys and then they’re left for themselves to figure out what that means. All too often with tragic consequences.

    (And yes, what Sharon Osbourne was laughing about was wrong and creepy, and I’m glad someone tried to call her out in. However, please do not act like she somehow speaks for the majority women and/or feminists, or that this is somehow proof of a secret feminist agenda to turn men into walking pushovers).

  8. leftoftheboom

    March 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I can do anything I want, after my wife tells me it is okay.

    • TrueBlue11c

      March 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      True. My wife is my acting Platoon Leader!
      No one is talking about the Female Majority, we are talking about Neo Nazi Bull Dikes that do want us castrated. I’m all for women’s rights, I have a daughter and want nothing but the best for her.
      And the whole bullying thing, most boys at some point in time get bullied in school. Just as you get hazed in the Infantry and many other military MOS’s.
      One of my friends in the Infantry was soft spoken, overly friendly and I guess a nerd? given the fact he was tech savy, with lots of book smarts. Guess what he is now? A Special Forces weapons sergeant. Not every Grunt was the quarterback/homecoming king. The issue now a days, is that the media tries to make you feel stupid for being a straight man. And the whole thing with Ozborn, doesn’t surprise me at all, why?
      1st she’s a red coat
      2nd look what family she belongs to
      3rd that whole show is nothing but idiots, no matter what the agenda of the day is
      4th the same happened a long time ago with John Bobit
      and every media source made a big joke out of that..
      yet if someone shaved his wife’s head when she was sleeping, it would be a media fiasco about how big of a monster he is..

      • Tanner Kuth

        March 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

        You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you can get a pretty decent idea if you pay attention to the details of it. But when it comes to the Bobbit incident, that was different. There was alleged abuse, that he beat her, wether true or not that was going to make a lot of people say he got what he deserved. And honestly, if abuse was involved, I don’t blame a woman for doing something like that. But in this instance, there was no abuse (as was admitted by the wife, she claimed it was in direct retaliation for the divorce filing), that is why I find it insane that these women were allowed to cackle on about that incident and get away with it. The way she went on about it, was not just disrespectful, it was an out and out endorsement of women behaving that way. And when she was forced to apologize, she couldn’t even keep herself from laughing. These are people that hold sway over a large audience and could very easily influence some half-wit lunatic woman that she has the right to do the same. It’s irresponsible, and Osborne especially should have been fired, and so should the woman who said it’s different from a man mutilating a woman. It’s not different, not at all.

  9. leftoftheboom

    March 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    There is one thing I find that most people seem to not recognize. There are those in popular, and I use that word specifically, popular society that can get away with anything. This is simple. It is based both on relative popularity and long term popularity.

    I am not concerned when someone who is popular spouts drivel and gets away with it no more than I am concerned that Justin Bieber will be elected President.

    Popularity means airtime. So long as you are popular, you are a commodity and it literally does not matter what drivel comes out of your mouth.

    This is nothing more than an alteration on the idea that there is no such thing as a racist joke about a white male. A woman makes fun of a man who was sexually disfigured and laughs about it. She gets away with it because a woman can make a sexual remark about a man, but it is not allow for a man to do the same thing. It happens every damn day and there is nothing you can do about it.

    You can find anything on Facebook if you look long enough. Why get irate about bullshit that does not matter anyway.

    This is why I am not worried. There is a double standard in this country. But you guys are missing it.

    Every day there is all this talk about the advancement of women and equality for women. All of this is sponsored by the Liberals. And yet those exact same people are the ones who own the commercials that put the sexy woman to sell something to the men.

    Think about it. Sex sells. And the same people pushing for Feminism are the same ones that hire the hottest looking chick they can find to sell their stuff. When they start hiring ugly, then I will worry.

    • Tanner Kuth

      March 31, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Who are you guys? I’ve missed the double standard? No sir, I definitely pointed out the double standard in the write up. Yes celebrities and people in positions of power period enjoy the ability to screw up and not be punished for it. But that doesn’t always exempt them from punishment when it goes to far. Plenty of people who have huge followings in entertainment, news, etc… have lost their jobs due to similar foul ups. Some have been fired for racist remarks, for instance, others fired because of popular backlash even tho they still had a popular following. The reason Sharon Ozborne got away with that, was because there wasn’t a big enough backlash for what she did to put the producers in a position to worry about lost ratings and ad sponsorship. Had it been a talk show for men, and they laughed about a woman’s tits being cut off because she filed for divorce, I don’t care who the man was, liberal or conservative… the backlash would have been insane and he would have been fired. You may not be worried about the double standard, but I can promise you I am. Oppression is never cool in my book. Double standards means someones rights are being trampled on, while others enjoy that nice cushion. This is just one example that inspired me to write a big middle finger to those on this particular bandwagon.

      • leftoftheboom

        March 31, 2014 at 11:06 am

        The one I am talking about is the people who are running the entertainment industry, the ones that control the editors and producers, are also the same ones that objectify women for their own profits. The only backlash that would be faced was one they allowed. Who reports on the reporters? If there is a negative backlash, the media can and will control just how much you hear about it just like they control how much of a witch hunt there is for someone.

        I am not worried that no one was offended about Osborne. Neither of us have any idea about the size of any backlash because the people you might complain to, are the same ones who will decide if there are repercussions.

        What concerns me more than anything else is the fact that people do not understand that there is no public opinion that has not already been laundered, dried, and pressed to get the exact shape that the media moguls want. From the opinion pages of internet comments to the actual stories, we are fed what they want us to see.

        Ask Ranger Up. Can they delete a comment before it is read by anyone else? And if they can, only their integrity stops them from shaping the comments to something they desire. Does CNN/FOX/MSNBC/BBC have the same level of integrity? I think you know the answer.

      • CIBANDEIBISALLYOUNEED

        March 31, 2014 at 6:21 pm

        R. Kelly recorded himself having demeaning sex with a 15 year old girl, also doing other vile things to her. Nothing happened to him, a media circus but nothing else. If it were a normal person that did that they’d be murdered in prison. Celeb’s are all scum and perv’s. Not too mention, I never see any of them suffer the wrath of law enforcement.

  10. Seth

    April 6, 2014 at 9:07 am

    My only critique is starting an article about being a “man” with a John Wayne quote. John Wayne was a manly man who did manly, honorable things like avoiding going to WWII and beating women. In short, he was a coward and deserves no place in a discussion on true manliness.

    • George Costanza

      April 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

      You might want to check your sources. John Wayne did not avoid WWII and I’m not so sure he beat women either. Check your facts before you run off at the mouth.

  11. justagirl

    April 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I think feminism is totally off base, yes girls should be treated with respect amd equality as a fellow human being with all our unalienable rights, but hello! We are different! Totally different and thats a good thing. I think its wrong that women have injected their rules of emotionalism into the workplace, etc….it has castrated men and boys into not being able to be men and boys…then once we’ve done that we lose respect for the men. Because that isnt what we really want, or need. We need our men to be men, yes to have compassion and be honorable when called for…but i think its wrong when we women come up with rules on how men ought to behave.

    We need to let men be men, and let those fathers teach those boys to defend themselves when other boys are bulling them, that is how men work! How stupid to try to explain emotions to bullies to change themand have our boys crying in a heap.

    under rampant feminism our boys are miserable our girls our miserable, it isnt working.

    Not to mention we are training our boys to look at girls as equals in a way that causes them to lose their desire to value us girls asthe weaker sex and protect us.

  12. justagirl

    April 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    P.s. Oh yeah and sharon osbourne laughing at that was evil. That is sick.

  13. meghan Humphries

    April 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    For the record feminism is not a majority movement. Nevermind the women who insist it is, they keep perpetuating the inequality among themselves. And besides they like each other and dont know what a real man is. Keep manning up. There are still plenty of confident women who appreciate the strength and chivalry of a real man without feeling that our rights are being threatened. And believe me, real women do not find wimpy men attractive.

  14. NYJarhead

    April 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Your quote, “like it or not, sometimes violence is the only answer” would make a great shirt. Great article.

  15. Jesus Christ

    April 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    A real man stands up for a woman’s rights. I can’t even fathom being trapped in the cowardice it takes to write something like this.

    • Jack

      April 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      You, my friend, either didn’t read the article or can’t see past the liberal drivel crammed in your face. Women’s rights is essential to society, but modern feminism is not. There is a difference between giving women equal opportunity and becoming a politically correct machine, only able to function in the most “un-offensive” way. Being able to strike out on your own and make it is different than campaigning to have your genitalia shown in public. I suggest you read the article again.

  16. GIJOEY

    April 8, 2014 at 8:12 am

    When, we as Men, accept “less than standard” manliness from our men…. Less than standard manliness becomes the new standard. this Old war Horse says “Fuck’em, feed’em dick. Men need to be Men and wipe off thier ManGina’s,ruck up,suck it up and keep moving toward the objective…..after all women get off on Real Men !

  17. joe

    April 8, 2014 at 11:40 am

    A couple of other years back I got together with the other two guys at the hospital that hold an RN license and opened up a local chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for the express purpose of ‘professionally’ getting together at the bar every month for a frosty beverage, joking a bit and reminding whomever needed to be reminded to ‘man the fuck up’. far too much pussification in our culture. It’s pervasive and will wear on you if you let it.

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