Positive masculinity is a term that has all but been purged from the cultural lexicon in the West as masculinity is vilified in ad nauseam fashion.
Males who express their belief that men should lead with confidence and defend the family are branded as ascribing to a form of “toxic masculinity”. The only beliefs and behaviors men can exhibit today without receiving this designation are those that align with the feminine traits women and their beta male counterparts have determined to a more “healthy” version of masculinity.
Men must always be agreeable; we must always resist the use of physical force; we must never presume to speak on behalf of our families; and we must never correct a woman, no matter how dangerously erroneous her thinking might be.
Our culture’s vocabulary has even evolved to reflect these truths. Those of us that believe in traditional gender roles are swiftly discredited by the emasculated masses. We’re either accused of misogyny or are completely disregarded under the pretense of mansplaining.
Mansplaining. You know, that thing that happens when men daftly assert their gender superiority by daring not to acquiesce to the whimsical fancies of a woman. All sarcasm aside, it’s clear that the term mansplaining is nothing more than an attempt to use newly invented language to denigrate men and intimidate them into silence.
Call me crazy, but disregarding the opinions of a person based solely on their gender sounds a little sexist.
Of course, that’s how the culture fights today. We fight perceived oppression with our own brand of oppression and then wonder why oppression only continues to proliferate.
The oppression and suppression of male masculinity starts early and is culturally ubiquitous. By the time boys are old enough to realize what’s going on they’ve already been subjugated to a feminine conditioning for so long that to break out of it is damn near a miracle.
My guest on today’s podcast has spent the last decade examining this cultural evolution and its effects on society. He joins me to discuss how this dynamic came to be and the detrimental impact its having on the lives of men today, specifically as it pertains to marriage and fatherhood.
Rollo is the owner of TheRationalMale.com, a website dedicated to expounding upon what is known as the red pill of intergender sexual dynamics. He’s also the author of a series of three books bearing The Rational Male title.
His latest book in the series is The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity.
In this book, Rollo dedicates many of its pages to explicating how society has been recently conditioned to disparage conventional masculinity – and he does it with a sharp focus on the implications it’s had on today’s husbands and fathers.
After reading Positive Masculinity I asked Rollo to come on the podcast to talk through the profound ideas it fleshes out, which he does in vivid detail. Rollo’s depth of understanding on Red Pill intergender sexual dynamics really shines throughout our conversation.
The content of our discussion will be revolutionary for those of you who aren’t familiar with Rollo’s work, while proving to be uniquely insightful for those that are.
- A primer on female hypergamy and male blue pill conditioning
- How Red Pill philosophies should be specifically applied by married men
- What competition anxiety is and how to use it to maintain a healthy, sexually invigorated marriage
- Why married men must communicate through demonstration, not explication
- How young boys are taught to loathe their masculinity and the disastrous consequences this leads to
- Strategies for fathers to teach and exemplify conventional masculinity for their sons and daughters
- The greatest “gift” we can give to our sons
- How to properly use the concept of amused mastery when raising our daughters
- What a father’s living example implicitly teaches his daughter about men
- The real reason modern suicide rates are much higher in men than women
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Connect With Rollo Tomassi
Rollo’s Website: TheRationalMale.com
Follow Rollo On Twitter: @RationalMale
Rollo’s Books on Amazon.com:
The Rational Male
The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine
The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity
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