The Man Thread: a discussion (and celebration) of masculinity

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30 Jan 2019 15:12 #333316 by Carlos.Martinez3

Kyrin Wyldstar wrote:

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote: Who wrote his ? This is key to finding and making the distinction between character and toxicity.
These statements are why we have problems in American society



This is not the "critique my meme thread" Carlos. Stop disparaging my posts in the celebrating masculinity thread. You want to debate the merits then read the directions and get over to the debating toxic masculinity thread.


Wow

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30 Jan 2019 15:26 #333319 by Kyrin Wyldstar

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:
Wow


I know!! Reading is important isn't it!

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30 Jan 2019 15:33 - 30 Jan 2019 15:40 #333321 by Carlos.Martinez3

Kyrin Wyldstar wrote:

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:
Wow


I know!! Reading is important isn't it!


Please don’t speak to me like this. I find it insulting and offensive. Thank you .


Edit: I do apologize for the de- rail. I truly am sorry - never the intention please continue. Mi Culpa

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30 Jan 2019 15:39 #333324 by Kyrin Wyldstar

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:

Kyrin Wyldstar wrote:

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:
Wow


I know!! Reading is important isn't it!


Please don’t speak to me like this. I find it insulting and offensive. Thank you .


But wait a minute now. Why do you get to speak to me like that and when it gets returned to you you get insulted?

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30 Jan 2019 15:53 #333328 by Arisaig
Whomever put and end to this...thank you.

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30 Jan 2019 15:58 #333329 by Carlos.Martinez3

Kyrin Wyldstar wrote:

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:

Kyrin Wyldstar wrote:

Carlos.Martinez3 wrote:
Wow


I know!! Reading is important isn't it!


Please don’t speak to me like this. I find it insulting and offensive. Thank you .


But wait a minute now. Why do you get to speak to me like that and when it gets returned to you you get insulted?


Pls forgive me .

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30 Jan 2019 18:43 - 30 Jan 2019 18:46 #333334 by JamesSand

This is not the "critique my meme thread" Carlos. Stop disparaging my posts in the celebrating masculinity thread. You want to debate the merits then read the directions and get over to the debating toxic masculinity thread.


Trolls need a safe space too.

(What, I'm trapped. You're either being deliberately provocative, or you believe in what I see as the worst qualities of masculinity (or American insecurity, whatever you want to call it) and you've given yourself some sort of diplomatic immunity to criticism?)

Either this is deep layered irony, or you're just a pain.

I guess the upside is, this isn't my playground, so I don't have to decide which it is.



(Oh, are we disguising this trash with calling it "celebrating masculinity" ? - I don't have a meme, sorry, but here's a video I found that more or less expresses my feels (apparently written by a woman, but I'm sure I can just say it espouses strong masculine qualities, and since we're not allowed to call BS on clear BS, who is going to stop me?)



Update: I found a version sung by a great man, so no more problems!

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31 Jan 2019 03:47 #333352 by Uzima Moto

OB1Shinobi wrote: If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

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THAT is perfect masculinity. To be powerful beyond measure, yet measured in all actions. Let's just not limit it to us males.. lest we interrupt the karma of some of our sisters..

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31 Jan 2019 07:49 #333359 by ren


I don't have a meme, sorry, but here's a video I found that more or less expresses my feels (apparently written by a woman, but I'm sure I can just say it espouses strong masculine qualities, and since we're not allowed to call BS on clear BS, who is going to stop me?)



You feel like your boyfriend doesn't love you but can manage to bed you any time and you have to follow a list of rules to avoid that? Explain.

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
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31 Jan 2019 08:07 #333361 by OB1Shinobi
Animal magnetism?

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