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Old 11-25-2013, 09:11 AM
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What makes a man... a man?

No, gentlemen, this is not another fragrance motto. In the last few months I have come to notice a few websites, one of them being "The Art of Manliness", that are contributing to this vogue: mustache trimming, necktie knots, camping advice, old-timey styling cues.

At the core of this movement lies a handful of essential questions: What makes a man? Are today's men less manly than yesterday's? How does a true man look like? How does a true man behave?

This article puts it very well:

Why I’m Tired of Being Told What a Man Is

To me, a man is a male with integrity. What makes a man for you?

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:19 AM
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Being a man has nothing to do with grooming.

Doing right always, even when right looks like a bad idea. Honesty. Responsible.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:12 AM
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To me, a man is a male with integrity. What makes a man for you?
The impressive height of his high heels
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:25 AM
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Not caring about what other thinks "being a man" is.

When I'm watchin' my T.V.
And that man comes on to tell me
How white my shirts can be
But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarrettes as me
I can't get no, oh no, no, no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:29 AM
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That reminds me of the lost verse of Kipling's If

"If you can totter through night clubs in 9 inch heels
without laddering your tights"...

..."Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!"
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:30 AM
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It's whatever you think it is.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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It's whatever you think it is.
"That and a pair of testicles" to quote "The Dude"

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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......At the core of this movement lies a handful of essential questions: What makes a man? Are today's men less manly than yesterday's? How does a true man behave? What makes a man for you?
Pedicures are strictly forbidden!!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:28 PM
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Have a Facebook friend who has posted links to these kinds of sites. From what I can infer, the basic idea of manliness behind his interest is a man is someone who keeps a woman in her place.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:07 PM
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:10 PM
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This article puts it very well:

Why I’m Tired of Being Told What a Man Is

To me, a man is a male with integrity. What makes a man for you?
Do you know the author?
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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A man isn't going to seek affirmation to define or enhance his manhood.
An excellent response! CONFIDENCE!

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Do you know the author?
Close friend from college, we have gone through a lot together —girl problems, financial problems, job problems, school problems—. He is now fending for himself in beautiful San Francisco. If I am not mistaken, I think Jim B. met him at some point.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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A jacked up diesel pick-up truck.
Meaning, small *****!!

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