I have discovered the art of manliness and so can you, chaps! http://artofmanliness.com/
This wonderfully ‘retro’ blog on how to be a real man, a distinguished man, who trains hard, and grooms his moustache, was mentioned in an article in Newsweek, about the need for the ‘New Macho’ in America. Mark Simpson, our ever-trusted Next-ro-sexual Pioneer, demolished the New Macho with a flick of his expert wrist.
But I couldn’t help but be a little charmed by the concept of ‘the art of manliness’, particularly because there was something delightfully ‘fey’ about it. Whilst the blog is obviously extolling men to become more macho, less effeminate, to train hard with medicine balls, to learn wilderness survival techniques and to take no more shit off women, it was also seeming to do so in the style of an Edwardian gentleman, coming home from the hunt for a whiskey and quick round of buggery with the boys before dinner.
Here are its words of advice on how to stop seeking women’s approval:
Once you become more masculine in your relationship with women—and lose the need for their approval—you’ll begin to see how this new man has a place in all areas of your life. And it’s not about pissing off people. You don’t have to be inconsiderate to be the man you want to be, to stop being a pleaser, though some people around you may feel you’re being a jerk. That’s to be expected. You’re changing the game on them. No one likes that, especially insecure (and therefore controlling) people, like, perhaps, your wife.
What are you waiting for boys? If you become more ‘masculine’ some people around you may feel you’re being a ‘jerk’ and insecure controlling people, like, er, women, will feel threatened by your newfound assertiveness. But that means you’re doing it right.
Man-Up, Men! And don’t forget your brylcreem.