Being a man is not a popular thing these days. Media and society are trying to tame men and make beta men seem desirable and use them as role models.
Many people seem to be happy about that, but some of us are starting to realize that even though men and women should have the same rights and opportunities we generally do not want the same things, and we might be better off with more traditional roles in our society.
War on Men
I do not know how it came to be, I can only speculate on that, but currently there is a war on men and masculinity, Jordan Peterson knows A LOT about the topic and you can educate yourself further with him.
Masculinity is generally seen as a negative trait, even thought deep inside, men want to be manly and women want to be with manly men.
At the same time where lot of talk about the privilege that men have, men are being discriminated against, specifically in the education system. Education is made in a way that women are doing much, much better than men. And, that is apparently ok, but in any field where men do better than women (tech for example) then it is not ok and more women should be successful in that area. The pendulum has swung too far.
The government is one the entities that is sabotaging male identity, the government wants power, and manly men are a thread to the power, men trend to create tribes and gangs, and that big brother is not happy about that.
Government only wants manliness in their police force and military, but when these guys are done with their job, their should immediately go back to their house and be a beta, docile individual.
Proud to be Manly
I hate the “pride” culture, where everyone is proud to be what they were born us, gay pride, national pride etc. The only pride one can have is on something that was not given, but was achieved. It is nonsense to be proud of being a man, but we must be proud of being manly.
Equal rights ≠ Being equal
Once we accept that men and women are different, and that there is a NEED for men to FEEL and BE manly, because that is how we are genetically programmed.
Historically, men had to perform tasks that are now considered as manly, such as hunting and fighting, that would prove that a man could keep safe and provide for his family. Obviously, those skills were (and still are) sexual markers that would attract potential mates.
In the modern, western, rich world; humans do not need to hunt and fight to survive, we just need to go to work, sit in front of the computer and earn money to buy food. When under attack we are encouraged not to use any violence and call the police.
Even though there are huge advantages in living in a society like this, there is something that our inner animals are missing, we have evolved to fight and hunt, and a couple of thousand years of civilization has not changed our genes. Therefore, it is important, to keep and exercise masculine traits, as our instincts tell us.
Men and women should equal rights and opportunities between men and women, but not equal results. Certain professions, will more man dominated and some will be more women dominated, and trying to artificially “balance” the numbers will only discredit the meritocracy that should run our society.
The Way of Men
Jack Donovan, puts it very well in The Way of Men, it is one of the most important books any man should read. It is basically a manual on how to reclaim masculinity and have much more fulfilling lives.
It goes through the way of the gang, the 4 tactical virtues of Strength, courage, mastery and honor and lays down the concepts of different kinds of masculinity as Simulated, Vicarious and Intellectualized Masculinity.
There is nothing wrong with being manly, being manly is a really good quality to have.
We will all be better off if men embrace masculinity and women embrace femininity
The government WANTS you to be tame
Equal opportunities between men and women, but accept the differences in abilities.
The way of man is THE WAY
Men need to use their energy in productive ways. Go out and start a tribe do more risky activities, repair things, create something. And most importantly, take care of your woman and family. Because that is part of the essence of being a man.