Askmen.com no longer qualifies as a legitimate place for men to get information tailored to actual males.
If you’re one of the millions of men that have perused askmen.com for advice over the years, you understand the need for a centralized portal of information tailored to us. Askmen used to provide useful insight on dating, fashion, and health, but recently readers have noticed a drastic change in the tone of their articles. The publication has seemingly followed suit with the liberal media narrative in criticizing traditional masculinity, as evidenced by their recent article detailing the “seven manly behaviors all men should ditch.” Bear Grylls probably puked in his mouth when he read it.
For those that haven’t read the naive piece, Askmen.com urges men to give up:
- Auto repair
- Fixing things at home
- Being a disciplinarian
Askmen says these are obsolete skills.
Just pause for one second and re-read that. A major men’s lifestyle publication is urging men to give up basic survival and handyman skills, independence, and managing with discipline. We might as well send out a message to the world telling them “we surrender”, then kneel down, and announce to our international enemies that we are ready to be overtaken. Does Askmen.com really believe that our government, military, and tech companies will provide everything we need to survive for the rest of our days? Should we be naive enough as a society to essentially disarm ourselves of all the basic skills that keep us self-sustaining and independent? This world they describe sounds naively idealistic, clearly ignoring some of the more scary concerns plaguing the world today.
If you cannot survive on your own, you are not equipped to be an adult. The moment a boy becomes a man is when he reaches that stage of self-sufficiency. Being independent providers is what we all strive to be. Willingly removing your ability to hunt and gather food, defend yourself physically from an attacker, repair things in your home, and fix your car put you at a serious disadvantage the moment something goes wrong. It’s almost as if askmen.com assumes nothing will ever go wrong in this present day utopia.
There are muggings, assaults, home invasions and murders happening every day, and this occurs in a society where people carry guns and are trained in various forms of martial arts. Does askmen.com believe the bad guys are just going to completely cease all operations once the people disarm? If anything, you’re ringing the dinner bell for some very hungry wolves.
Sure, Nest, Uber, Taskrabbit and various other companies provide services to fix cars, items in the home, and get you where you need to be. They’ve made our lives much more convenient, providing us with more free time to do the things we enjoy. Does this mean we should completely remove all understanding of how things work, and what we can do to fix them when things go wrong? This recommendation is created on the false assumption that there will always be someone there to fix my problems when they go wrong. And if they’re not? You’re screwed because you’re entirely reliant on someone else to survive.
On top of this, askmen.com emphasizes the idea that leadership is something men should cease practicing. Of all their recommendations, this is the scariest. The idea of people in society being “sheep” is joked about frequently, but this time it’s used in a serious tone. Forget having your own ideas and path; just put your head down, follow suit, and everything will be fine. There are certainly parallels between the picture being painted by askmen.com, and cattle being led to the slaughterhouse. Submission is what the mainstream media is asking from our men today.
It’s submission in all forms. There is a war being waged on the straight male today, and you’re being asked to either step aside and let someone else have a turn or stop being who you are. They want you to cease independent thought, and conform.
- If you believe in any form of traditional gender roles, you’re a sexist.
- If you think acting on your biological desires and expressing your attraction to a woman is natural, you’re a sexual predator.
- If you feel that complimenting a woman on anything from her eyes to her shoes is a nice thing to do, you’re a target of the #metoo movement.
- If you’re inclined to believe that companies should hire the most qualified candidate, regardless of gender, you’re a close-minded bigot.
- If you don’t believe “toxic masculinity” is a real phenomenon, you’re an enemy.
The media has set up a narrative in which any deviation from their ideology makes you labeled a bad person, and sets you up to be attacked. You either get in line, or we will destroy you with labels, public shame, and potentially joblessness. Their new tactic is to contact your employer when you say things that don’t fit their belief system. I’m pretty sure little kids tell on each other when they don’t get their way. Sure sounds similar…
We cannot be afraid to be who we are. Much of what we feel, and the manner in which we perceive things, is biological. We are literally programmed differently than women. As equal as society may want us to be, we are still different. This comes from our biological differences, which directly lead to our desire to repopulate the earth. The hormones we have floating around our bodies, and the genetic makeup responsible for this lay the foundation for how we experience the world. To deny these natural elements would be to suppress ourselves while trading away our independence.
Why would we willingly do this? To appease the self-proclaimed “social justice warrior” that hides behind a keyboard and cries about his/her ideal version of the world? Or would we essentially “self mutilate” to placate the ever-expanding #metoo movement, which has moved from righteous attacks on sexual predators to a full scale war on masculinity? The foundation of their cause is just, but the expansion of it is wrong.
The point is, we are men by birth, and nobody has the power to take that from us. EnteringManhood is a place where guys can learn how to be men, without the fear of being attacked. We do not subscribe to the new feminist beliefs on what masculinity “should be”. We understand our preferences and behaviors are deeply rooted in genetics, and we refuse to suppress it. We are here to help make Men Manly Again!
-Your Big Bro