The Manly Mean
By Guy Shepherd
PlannedMan

Truth be told, manliness is losing ground because men are ceding ground that could be easily defended.

The Manly Mean
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Go with the flow when the flow is in. When it isn’t, you must stand against the tide and speak for common sense.

The idea of manliness that guides our efforts is at core a virtuous representation of a rational animal with a penis.

So let me be clear about the founding ideals PM exists to promote.

  1. When we refer to manliness, masculinity or Man it comes with the following anthropological disclosure: The idea of manliness that guides our efforts is at core a virtuous representation of a rational animal with a penis and human purpose.
  2. A virtue is a claim of justice and excellence that finds its definition in contrast to what it is not. A virtue occupies space in between a related human excess and deficiency.

Our idea of manliness is a virtuous representation of a rational animal with a penis and human purpose.

The Planned Man occupies a space in between the deficiencies of the Mangina and the excesses of “Toxic Masculinity.”

 It is incorrect to say that masculinity is under assault. “Assault” is too manly a term to use in response to what is happening to our collective way of life. Truth be told, manliness is losing ground because men are ceding ground that could be easily defended. More accurately, we are being bitched at and not responding.

This go-with-the-flow, “happy wife, happy life” mentality is not working for man’s individual or collective interests.  You go with the flow when the flow is in, or does not offend, your interests. When it isn’t, you stand against the tide and speak for common sense, truth, justice and the American way.

And you don’t apologize for any of it. Just carry on.

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