This Meninist Thing Is A Whole New Level of Silliness


Men have had centuries of advantages and privileges so to try to pretend my gender is threatened is pretty silly and kind of offensive.

Women remain oppressed and abused in many parts of the world so feminism is a necessity. Now, I think feminism should empower women to make the choices that are best for their lives and not to exclude men. However men lets get real for a minute you are all good in your situation.

I am a feminist because I think as a husband, son, brother and friend the women in my life need to be free to make their lives better and to work on achieving their dreams.

Meninists out there, just stop…just stop.


Men and Women In Groups


In as much as its important for men and women to gather together some time apart can be good. We each have unique needs and situations that are best supported by people we have things in common. Women are usually good about opening up about things whereas men need some coaxing. For me being in a group of men is important because we can share the things that we need encouragement and support. Women benefit too from being with other women in the same way. Emotional support that’s specific to ones gender identity can help one grow as a person. If we understand ourselves first then we can better understand others and doing what is necessary to accomplish that can only provide benefits to society as a whole.

Can A Guy Be Too Girly, And Still Be Straight


As most of you know, most of my friends are women. I enjoy the company of some awesome people who happen to be women. They are caring, considerate, honest, warm, intelligent and perceptive individuals.

The feminine influence is strong with me. However this poses a question I have, can a man be too girly and still be straight? Of course the issue of gender and sexuality are significant to this discussion but I choose not to go there in this post.

When a guy has an appreciation of traditionally feminine things such as chick flicks, clothing, cooking, decorating and the like, does that mean he has abandoned all the traditional dude stuff? Can you have the best of both worlds? (sorry Hannah Montana).

Its been suggested to me by my wife to check out more manly blogs, interests and other male-centric things. Yes its important to embrace my masculinity, but does it have to be always have to be about how to be rough and tumble I should be.

I guess the reason I enjoy the company of women is that I can be myself easier with women than with my men friends. Their interests are closer to mine. Sometime conversations can be deeper and more interesting with a gal pal. Personally I am not a macho dude and I don’t pretend to be.

Women have a very important role in the world. They lead major corporations and cities, teach in the classroom, fight in combat missions, fly planes, preach from pulpits and of course raise children sometimes without a partner.

I celebrate my female friends and enjoy their company. But as a man at times I have some issues in relating fully to their experiences. We react differently to physical and emotional events. Stress effects us in unique ways. I hope I can empathize and sympathize the best I can with women. Perhaps its a heart felt thing. Women need to be honored and revered but also affirmed as human beings in which we share faults and weaknesses.

To all my friends, male and female, know I love and appreciate you all. God bless us, everyone.


So. You like “Downton Abbey”. Yet you have testes. Or DO you? It’s uncomfortable to admit that a show so luxuriously overloaded with frilly clothing and stately manors/manners is actually pretty decent entertainment. But just as you once learned to begrudgingly admit, “Ya know, that Mr. Darcy’s pretty cool once you get to know him“, you can learn to admit that you love “Downton Abbey”, right? (via The Pessimist: 7 Tips for Watching Downton Abbey While Staying a Man)