Real Man Magazine
Several days ago, just before I "blinked out", I received the following e-mail:
Hi Counter Fem:As you will discover when you investigate the links, Real Man Magazine is just what it sounds like: a cyberspace haven for manly men who enjoy masculine male manly things like drinking, smoking, gambling, hunting, football, bowling leagues, NASCAR, and of course. . . . the Objectifying Male Gaze!! ;)
"We found your website and think that it's a nice compliment to our website - Real Man Magazine - http://www.realmanmag.com. Consequently, we've linked to your website and hope you'll consider linking to ours. You've done a nice job with your site.
"Here's an original article from our site that you might find useful. Feel free to use it on your site with credit and a link back to us. It's called Raising a Real Man in a Metro-Sexual World.
"Good luck with your site. Cheers!"
Now I must be honest; I cannot tell a lie. Although nobody in their right mind would ever, EVER peg me for a "metrosexual", I'm bound to confess that the foregoing doesn't much match your humble blogmeister! Truthfully, I'm more of what you'd call a "sensitive male" . . . .
HOWEVER: Be assured that I'm not the brand of so-called sensitive male who would give the feminists any scrap of comfort whatsoever. In fact, I'm the kind of guy who would make the feminists wish they'd been a damn sight more careful what they'd wished for when they issued their notorious call for such males in the first place! And I stand upon my record, as regular CF readers may judge.
In the long run, guys like me are more effective in getting under the feminist skin precisely because we DO in fact possess a LOT of the qualities which they claim to be looking for . . . along with, unfortunately, a number of "poison pills" which they are loath to choke down! ;) And this is very, very frustrating for them! :(
Psychology, man! It's all about psychology!
Therefore, even though I'm not quite the sort of real man the Real Man Magazine people are talking about, the fact remains that in this strange war we are waging, strange alliances hold the alchemical key. And since the RM folks have linked to The Counter-Feminist, I reckon I must have been rubberstamped by their review committee. So I guess that sort of makes me an honorary club member now, eh? ;)
Well, I do have a rather deep voice. . . . so maybe that is "manly" enough?
At any rate, I shall add Real Man Magazine to my link roll, even if it is the kind of thing feminists hate, and even if by so doing I am risking (just a mite) my carefully crafted stance of moral disengagement. . .
Oh heavens, I suppose I shall "discredit" myself! :(
Oh, bugger all of this!! I'm not mommy and daddy -- it's not my job to filter the fucking internet for anybody! I take for granted that my readers are all grownup, adult people. Yes, even my feminist readers!
And if the feminists look at Real Man Magazine and it lights their fuse, that's tough tampons!!!
Okay, I am all through with writing now. So I think will go and drink rot-gut liquor, and roll in the gutter with the hogs for a while . . . .