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A good man is still hard to find

A good man is still hard to find

A man’s overall physical prowess knows no bounds, whether it’s in combat, sports, physical activities, and especially when it comes to physical intimacy. Nature provided the human male with all the physical abilities necessary to do two very important things, to survive and spread his seed. Nature needed a guarantee that the human species would continue and the only way that could happen would be to make the human male have strong sexual desires. Our modern society is trying to change nature, good luck is all we can say to that. Suzanne Fields continues the discussion:

Women have been complaining since the original Adams family was evicted from the Garden of Eden that “A good man is hard to find.” Despite radical feminist mockery of the very idea of manliness, that men are natural sexual predators, most women — with very few exceptions — still want one.

The #MeToo movement has nevertheless changed a lot of things in the wake of the sexual harassment-scandal season. One of them is the regard in which men are universally held by women. It often seems we’re back to the ’80s, when there was a similar assault on the idea of manhood and some women decried all sex as rape.

Radical feminist activists Catherine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin were widely credited with saying that “all sex is rape” and “all men are rapists.” They both deny the statements, but Dworkin conceded that she did say, “Penetrative intercourse is, by its nature, violent.” We hear versions of the sentiment in #MeToo accounts of women talking about their encounters with boorish men.

One recent essay in The New York Times was titled “The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido.” The headline, at least, was wrong. If there’s one phenomenon that has not been “unexamined” in America over these past many months since Harvey Weinstein was exposed as the monster in every woman’s bad dreams, it’s the male libido. It has been endlessly examined, dissected, scorned and denounced.

Sebastian Junger, in a perceptive op-ed in National Review magazine, recalls how a friend once told him: “(B)eing a man meant two things: taking care of your loved ones and burying your dead. Everything flows from that.”

Many men, encouraged by the culture, share more economic and child care responsibilities with women. But a natural protectiveness still emerges in violent situations, and women have been known to cherish and celebrate it.

“The definition of a man,” says anthropologist Joyce Benson, “is someone you can count on when the enemy comes.” Throughout history, men have demonstrated they are willing to put the safety of others above their own, usually their wives and children, but sometimes strangers. This is a male instinct that often emerges at an early age.

When a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012, four of the slain were young men who shielded women with their own bodies. The female species instinctively understands (and appreciates) that instinct. A British experiment in 2015 found that when women looked at photographs of men, they consistently chose men with combat medals as the more attractive. In a different study, women were attracted to men with facial scars.

Harvey Mansfield, a professor at Harvard and author of a book titled “Manliness,” thinks it’s hardly a coincidence that a “raw type of manliness” emerged in politics with the discounting of manliness. He notes provocatively that President Donald Trump has a raw manliness, such as that found in Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, “who are rough and gross and discourteous.”

Raw manliness, he tells Tunku Varadarajan in The Wall Street Journal, is an invitation to the vulgar, and Trump’s supporters “rather like and appreciate his vulgarity and his baseness, his impulsiveness.” If women don’t like the vulgarity, the crude and the rude, there are many women who nevertheless seem to appreciate the punching back against politically correct assumptions of manhood overly tamed.

Professor Mansfield echoes others’ observations that Trump’s unexpected triumph was not born of racial reaction to former President Barack Obama but of a backlash in favor of manliness. Obama was a scold who offered reproof with a voice couched in the refined cadences of the parlor, and Trump speaks with the uninhibited voice of the construction site, where rough talk is the lingua franca. Gender neutrality, seeking to erase all differences between men and women, is scorned.

Obama championed an America that “wouldn’t throw its weight around,” and this demonstrated a hostility toward manliness. Varadarajan writes: “Mansfield says that … the president has little propensity for abstraction or intellectual complication. ‘But he’s shrewd. He saw that there was a way to be appealing, and to knock off the competition of his rivals in the Republican Party, by a display of manliness and an attack on political correctness.” The throwback in politics drew on old macho stereotypes that appealed to men and women who found the feminist bravado of Hillary Clinton abrasive.

The good news, as Mansfield sees it, is that the steady march of gender neutrality is slowing. The change is not always pretty. Neither are manly men — sometimes ribald, often roughly cut and ornery. But they can usually be tamed over time. Let’s hope.

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  • luk1955 18/04/2018, 6:38 am

    Without manly men, the human race will die out as nature takes over as nature is quite vicious, all the time. Even more vicious than supposed sky daddies who love “people”. Women might want to spend some time thinking about that.

  • Penguinite 18/04/2018, 8:06 am

    Contrary to biblical memes The meek will not inherit the earth! Except, temporarily at least, the stuff they shovel over the top of him as they read his last rites. Either manliness makes a come back or men will suffer the same demise that the dinosaurs did. The female of the specie is already busy learning to procreate, sans males, in laboratories. Islam is aware of this possibility so they ensure their survival by making females wear tents and eschew water except for drinking.

    • Neville 18/04/2018, 10:36 pm

      And by making their females into virtual baby-factories, in their (fundamental-text-instructed) stricture to out-breed dar al harb.

  • Jack Richards 18/04/2018, 11:48 am

    The latest leftist fad of trying to emasculate men and boys and turn then into cross-dressing, genderless fags is as futile as King Canute ordering the tide to retreat. It’s just not going to happen despite the endless barrage of propaganda by the freaks, deviants and perverts of “all” sexes.

    What’s amusing is that the terms dreamed up by the crud of society are now used as invective. The word “gay” – hi-jacked about 30 years ago – is now used to describe anything of poor taste. That is, you’ll hear teenagers with the correct level of hormones say things like “That movie was so gay” or “Have you ever heard anything as gay as that record” and so on and so forth.

    Having had much experience with teenagers when I taught High School for a decade or so, all this shit falls on deaf ears and is quickly turned into an object of mockery. As is usual with the left, the only way to get compliance with their demands is through punishment and penalties. But all that does is create a seething anger and visceral hatred for those imposing this rubbish.

    Much as the likes of Roz Ward and other whackos love to think it’s possible, the lion will never lay down with the lamb because you just can’t teach a cat to be vegetarian – and neither can you stop a young male’s hormones from ruling their brains. Much as it might come as a surprise to the very sheltered MM readers, I have known heterosexual women who actually like, and seek, sexual activity with the disgusting male of the species.

    • Neville 18/04/2018, 10:37 pm

      Shock! Horror!

  • Clarion Call 18/04/2018, 2:15 pm

    One day, real women will have the balls to stand up to these faux females and give ’em hell for daring to change the status quo built up over thousands of years. Men and women have their own individual places in society. That’s why they were made different. These delusional, angry dykes are screaming inwardly with rage at not being born male.Therein lies the problem. How to deal with these unhappy man-haters? Give them a free set of nuts. That should do the trick.

  • Joe Blogs 18/04/2018, 2:52 pm

    Heard on telly last night that there are now 71 “genders” to be pandered to.

    • Jack Richards 18/04/2018, 5:05 pm

      You can’t trust anything on TV. There’re a lot more than that.

      • Joe Blogs 18/04/2018, 8:00 pm

        71 – 2 = 69. Should be enough for everyone.

  • Clarion Call 18/04/2018, 4:17 pm

    The ‘gender benders’ are never enders. They’ve got their foot in the bio-DNA door and short of blowing off their legs, they’re going to re-hinge that door so it swings the other way…..left only. If needed, they’ll change the door into a window so we can all see the light….. of gender ‘equality’.

    • Neville 18/04/2018, 10:39 pm

      Metaphorically …
      (but funny, CC!)

  • Lorraine 18/04/2018, 7:36 pm

    I have Grandparent all dead now , I have Parents also dead now, then there is me ,married with 3 children, all 3 married and each have children. All have a strong love and respect for the opposite sex. Thank God.

  • jus' passin' 18/04/2018, 8:03 pm

    “Gender benders are never enders” Like it. A good encapsulation of a topic and a summary as well.

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