Category Archives: Manosphere

Is There Anything More Pathetic Than a Male Feminist?

If there is, I don’t know what it would be.

Turns out feminists don’t always take kindly to male feminists speaking out for them. I think the model is suppose to be that a feminist says something or makes a stand and all the male feminists are supposed to nod and proclaim “Yeah, what she said!” from the background like the good little yes men that they are. (Hmmm… that model sounds familiar.)

Poor wittle¬†Vivek Wadhwa now has his feelings hurt because the women he thought he was speaking out for are telling him to shut up and go away. What motivates people like Vivek to publicly emasculate themselves like they do? Is it some perverted sense of justice? Is it just a good gig? So some entrepreneurial type sees an opening like gender diversity training and consulting and exploits it? Does he think it is going to get him laid? I’ve got news for you buddy. High value women don’t go for male feminists. They go for manly alpha males. The only women who go for male feminists are feminists who have to settle.

This kind of thing (How dare a man pretend to speak for us!) is evidence that feminism is not really about equality. It is the mirror image of the supposed traditional role of men. They want women calling the shots and men just shutting up and going along for the ride. This is why activist feminism (vs. just the idea of female equality) is full of hysterical shrews.

Pro-Intervention “Conservatives” Are Embarrassing Themselves With Their Chris Kyle Emotionalism

I’m a non-interventionist on foreign policy, but conservatives are supposed to be my allies on other issues. This Chris Kyle business has me seriously questioning the thoughtfulness of many conservatives. I thought conservatives are supposed to be the rational ones and liberals are the ones who allow themselves to be ruled by their emotion, but on this Kyle issue almost all I am seeing is unhinged irrationality.

Here is the kind of emotional tirade that I am dealing with. Someone really wrote this on another thread (I cleaned up some spacing and punctuation issues):

Ventura was never a Seal and he hasn’t the credentials either, this miserable Dirtbag couldn’t even carry Chris Kyle’s shoes. Ventura is a Nobody and going Nowhere fast. Nobody likes him and he is flat out jealous that he never had the grit and the balls that a great American like Chris did. Chris accomplished a lot in life and nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished…….

Nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished? You can’t make this stuff up. Hmmm… let’s see. First of all, Ventura was a Seal before there technically was that term, but this has been hashed out at length and modern SEAL groups defend these folks’ right to consider themselves such. After that he was a big time WWE wrestler. Then a very talented heel announcer. Then a star of the movie Predator. Then became Gov of MN on a third party ticket. Then had a TV show. And is now often talked about as a possible Libertarian Presidential candidate. But you’re right. He’s a nobody who has never done anything.

How old is the guy who made this comment? 10? Have none of these clowns ever seen Predator, one of the best guy movies of all time? How ’bout you rent the movie Predator, and then get back to me about what a loser Ventura is. Good grief! Why am I even bothering. Such emotionally hysterical thinking is impenetrable.

Note: from my Facebook page.

I’m Sick of All the Chris Kyle Jock Riders, He Lied About Hitting Jesse Ventura, Deal With It

All this Chris Kyle jock riding is just too much for me to take. I want all of the Kyle defenders to tell me exactly what you think Jesse Ventura should have done when Kyle went on TV/Radio and said he punched him in the face when it didn’t really happen. Just sit there and take it?

I am on record at the time of the lawsuit and I will happily direct anyone’s attention there if they doubt me, that I wish Jesse had gone on TV and challenged the big mouth Kyle to step into the cage with him if he thought punching Jesse in the face was such an easy task. But he chose the more civilized route and sued him.

But I highly doubt that challenging Kyle to a cage match is what all the Kyle sycophants had in mind. You seem to think Jesse should have just shut up about it so as not to foul the image of your hero. Would any of y’all stay quite about it if some public figure with a large audience said he punched you in the face when it didn’t really happen? If so, please turn in your man card on the way out the door.

I don’t care what you think about Jesse Ventura. Whatever Jesse may or may not be, he is nobody’s punk and y’all are faulting him for not acting like a punk and not acting in a way that any of you would at least admit to acting. Also, I wish a few of the Jesse bashers would try to punch him in the face and see how well it works out for them.

Note: This was my Facebook post which is why it is addressing people in the 2nd person. It’s getting quite the reaction.

Kimbo Slice is Back!

Kimbo Slice is coming back to MMA. He has reportedly signed with Bellator. I say Kimbo vs. Ortiz at heavyweight puts eyeballs on TV screens. What say you, Scott Coker?

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Shhh… don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes post about stuff like this just to tweak the obsessive racialists who don’t think white people should like any sport unless it is lily white or like any black athletes. And those who think we should be 100% serious 100% of the time. Someone on Twitter just scolded me for the Joe Pa post. Should I tweet this one out, or just leave it here?

R.I.P. Marlboro Man – an Icon of the America That Used to Be

I think smoking is foolish, but it says a lot about our society that Madison Avenue used to believe rugged manly men were the way to sell products. Now they apparently think Pajama Boy is what moves consumers. God help us! R.I.P. Marlboro Man.

The “Marlboro Man” was almost a caricature of masculinity. The rugged cowboys were used in magazine and television advertisements from the 1950s to late 1990s in an effort to make filtered cigarettes more appealing to men.

See more at USA Today

Today the Marlboro Man is “almost a caricature of masculinity.” At the time he was an iconic image of what a real man was supposed to look like.

Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jann Wenner Disses Role of Blogosphere in UVA Rape Hoax Exposure

Read the “Note to Our Readers” in this month’s edition of Rolling Stone, reproduced here.

Richard Bradley takes apart his mealy mouthed “Note.” Wenner clearly can not bring himself to acknowledge that a few bloggers were the main reason his trashy little story masquerading as a non-fiction article fell apart. He only acknowledges the Washington Post¬†article which came out well after the house of cards had started to topple.

Jon Jones Leaves Rehab After One Day

This is not good news.

Since Jones’ positive test was revealed, the MMA blogosphere has been circulating the supposedly informed rumor that the positive test did not come as a surprise to people who know Jones well and that they are frankly surprised he didn’t pop sooner.

Leaving rehab after one day does not bode well for Jones. His positive test was big news and his immediate response to that news of acknowledging a problem and seeking to get help rather than complaining that the test was wrong or whatever, generated a lot of goof will for him. So after making such a public issue out of checking into rehab, it is a big deal and a PR nightmare that he chose to leave after one day. Since I have some experience in the drug rehab business (not as a patient), I have some speculation about what might have happened here, and none of it is good.

First, he might be jonesing (no pun intended) for a fix. For those unfamiliar with the language, jonesing means intense cravings. It is easy to talk about getting clean and sober, but when faced with the reality of doing that the cravings can become overwhelming. The craving mind always says “I’ll just go get one more hit, then I’ll be ready.” The reality is that one more hit turns into many and there is never a good time to stop until you face serious consequences if you don’t. What AA and NA call “hitting rock bottom.”

Second, a good rehab should be a leveling experience. I’m pretty sure Jones checked into a rehab that is used to dealing with celebrities. Those places know how to deal with the press and the sometimes unique needs of celebrities, but if they are good there is still one set of rules that everyone has to play by. This is for the good of the group milieu, and the good of the patient. The celebrity addict is no better than or different from the lawyer addict or the construction worker addict or the homeless addict when it comes to the workings of the addiction. Celebrity livers get pickled just the same as lawyer livers. Celebrity nasal septums get perforated just like construction worker septums. Some people don’t respond well to the rules, and you can imagine how this might be harder for celebrities who are used to being catered to. “What do you mean I can’t have my cell phone?” “What do you mean I can only get a shower between 7 and 9?” Etc.

Third, he may be overconfident in his ability to stay sober and left because he didn’t feel he needed the program. There is always the possibility that this is true, but if you deal with addicts enough you recognize a pattern. The ones who are the most confident in their ability to stay clean and sober, usually the newbies, are the ones you have the least confidence will be able to do it. It’s a good thing to have a healthy skepticism and fear about your ability to stay sober. The ones who have been through the process a few times are more likely to get this. This is why AA encourages the concept of “one day at a time” instead of confident proclamations that “I’ll never drink again.”

Jones apparently made some comment about wanting to see his brothers play each other in the upcoming playoff game. This sounds like typical addict excuse making. Yes watching your brothers play against each other for a chance to go to the Super Bowl is a big deal, but given the circumstances of his admission, does not warrant aborting his rehab. And he didn’t seem to indicate, from what I have seen, that he planned to go back to rehab afterwards.

The overall picture you get is of a hard headed guy who is going to do things his own way. Jones is not stupid, so he had to know that the pressure to stay, from his family, from the UFC, from his camp, etc. was intense, and that there would be a backlash against him leaving. In this context, leaving after one night is even more rash than it otherwise would be.

Let’s pray for the best here. The last thing we need is another extremely gifted athlete whose career is cut short by addiction.

Charlottesville Police: No Proof of Rape at Fraternity

This is not surprising to anyone who has been following this story, but it’s good that it’s out now.

A few observations/questions:

– UVA President Teresa Sullivan has finally reinstated the frat. First of all, the frat should have never been suspended based on a magazine article. Sullivan should have asked for an investigation and waited for that before making a move. Barring that, she should have reinstated the frat once the story started to fall apart.

– Where is Jackie? Did she return to UVA for this semester. I don’t see how she could.

– As I pointed out before, the frat is not distinguishing itself here. They are acting like a bunch of supplicants. I would like to see some righteous indignation. Here is a portion of their statement issued by the president of the UVA chapter of Phi Kappa Psi:

“We believe that in the midst of this ordeal, there is an opportunity for good. This has prompted us to take a closer look at ourselves and what role organizations like ours may play in ensuring student safety.”

Did the dude put on some panties before he wrote that? Demand an apology from Sullivan. Demand she be fired. Demand Jackie be brought before a student ethics panel. Maybe frats are not the outposts of throwback alpha males that their enemies portray them to be. These jokers seem to be as interested in not upsetting the Narrative as anyone.