Brother Marx; Please know, I have blogged the following, and promoted them to article, applied and saved and yet they remain "unpublished" perhaps there is something I am doing incorrectly http://antimisandry.com/articles/men-fathers-those-who-wish-fracture-damage-them-134.html http://antimisandry.com/articles/feminism-not-your-mother-s-equality-118.html http://antimisandry.com/articles/mother-s-day-2011-not-so-purdy-america-s-pbs-documentary-132.html With Catherine, and Zeta and Silent Blood there seems a decidedly different change here in 2011. I was around for the evolutions of MND (Mens News Daily) I watched Elam proclaim homosexuality be protected there, I watched who would be censored, who was kicked out, and whose submissions were dismissed, if you did not support homosexuals you were out, that is the direction that he took it, and now that is who MND is for and the women on the front page. MND is no longer cited by Fathers but rather shunned, sexual deviance is not in the best interests of children that has been determined by whole cadres of Ph.D.s Perhaps when trying to create articles [I note Catherines ridiculous piece is on the front] it is not what I do but rather I am censored as Elam would do at MND. http://antimisandry.com/articles/paul-elam-returns-antimisandry-41.html#new_comment There are schisms already between Amneus-Smith-Doyle all three would not support Elam's Homosexual link it is not helpful to most men or most Men's Fathers. Some could consider, how do we decry a Boyz Crisis and look for solutions thereof, while sponsoring homosexual predators: and that is how it will be seen in the popular press. There are more men who are Fathers than there are those who are homosexual or bi or good Lord knows what else, and, all boys have them. Perhaps I am mistaken, and I am doing something incorrectly when promoting to articles: if that be the case Brother Marx and
Feminism is not about equal anything: it is about the abolishment of patriarchy and the establishment of a matriarchy, where females have the resources and will to do as they please and name the consequences of their choices: it is both an economic and political thing. I want what I want when I want it! Entitled subsidies, entitled foundations to spread political ideology. Boyz Crisis it does not exist claim feminists. Men are pigs and sons are worthless: instead we need to take our daughters to work. No pornography, no legalized prostitution, men shall do, and do not, in bed as women demand. Control over life itself birth (abortion) and end of life and when, a great mechanism to determine the population you wish to exist. Feminism may be more nefarious then some have thought. DADS and Fathers, everyone has them: and that is where feminists have dwelt their misandric attack on men and males the sex of the Y chromosome, and by connection the traditional family. No existing social traditions for feminists, “women do not stay at home to nurture the children go to work instead seek your destiny”, “men are as necessary as a bicycle to a fish”, “Fathers are unwanted, we will take their money, but the men themselves are unimportant especially in the tender years”, men do not deserve that they desire, they are SCUM, women want what they want, and need the power and control, to place their desires above all else. MacKinnon, de Beauvoir feminists have been linked to sexual deviance from the start: wantonness, narcissum, sadly all projected as “sexy” the marketers’ card in the hole, sadder still the men who endure it, without fathoming why. Bi sexual, homosexual, mental abnormality, “I” (me) [meopia] thinking only of themselves, whether they will get laid, experience and orgasm, time and again and as often as able –“what I want, when I want it”, just like the feminists. The future is with the un-aborted children - that is how societies, populations,
Is there no standard anymore? What it takes, who I am, where I've been . Belong You can't be something you're not. Be yourself, by yourself. Stay away from me. A lesson learned in life. Known from the dawn of time. -Pantera, Walk We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. - Carl Jung
The basic Zeta male concept is defying social norms in favor of individuality is going to be the basis of this concept first created by Paul Elam and has spread like a meme in the MRA community. Carl Jung basically said that individuation is the only way someone can be psychologically whole. Individuation is the gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.
In this article, I am going to expand on this concept with Jungian psychology and apply it to women as well.
The Persona is the mask worn to greet the world. Optimally, this does not undermine the authenticity of the self. Its primary function is to navigate the space between the inner world of ego with its surrounding self and the outer world of values and culture. How these worlds rub up against one another is negotiated by the persona. The hidden or unconscious aspects of oneself, both good and bad, which the ego has either repressed or never recognized, is called the Shadow.
Considering that society and culture often makes demands of both women and men, it is feasible that we create personas that force us to act in a way that is not authentic to ourselves, one that neglects our shadows. The Zeta Male and Zeta Female defy social expectations from all external factors and looks to themselves to create something authentic, but that requires the Hero/ine to descend into the nightmarish to confront our Shadows.
The Shadow develops in us, because as we grow and absorb our culture, we naturally repress parts of our nature because they are
By now I am assuming you have all seen Paul’s video on the basic premise. It is vague, and a good foundation. But you can’t help but ask-what the fuck is a Zeta Male?
Well, the term comes from the concept of the alpha male and the beta male, where zeta is in the middle of the Greek alphabet. The interesting thing is that one does not choose whether to be an alpha or a beta, but you do get the luxury to choose to be a zeta.
The idea of the alpha and beta male are based on the concept of who are the leaders and who are the followers in society. Who are the best of providers, and who come in second. You grow up through your life being taught what to do. Who do you provide for, you hold doors open for women, and so on. The social constructs and institutional ideas of what men should be appear.
Before you realize it you have been molded into the man you are and fall into a category. You may be caught somewhere in between, but on the odds you still lean more towards one title or the other. In the end, from a critical eye, and an institutional one, you will be branded whether you like it or not. You have been given a status, for better or worse based on your upbringing, your social skills, and a bit of luck.
The problems with the idea of alpha and beta males is the traits are partially based on superiority/inferiority and they are actually rather constricting and come with the standard restrictions of manhood (the inability to show emotions, you must raise a family, and be the breadwinner, etc). You are given a code of conduct, and depending on how well you do determines the end results. Traditionally speaking, you either played the game or you forfeit by default. There weren’t many options, and even alpha males were stuck where you were. No matter where you are, there is always a desire for freedom and change.
Sometimes when there are few options, people tend to be happier, as they don’t have the abundance
We have all seen them. We have all heard them. We have all banged our heads against the wall before responding to them. I am of course talking about The Anti-Male Shaming Tactics, the list of remarks used by skeptics, feminists, and white knights. The goal: to get us to shut up.
Or at least that’s what I thought at first, but then I got to thinking. Feminist political lobbies and some internet censorship should be strong enough to keep MRAs from grasping the power needed for progressive change. Why add shaming tactics? Its not going to get people to change their minds about issues. If anything it just hardens the soldiers, makes the tough tougher, and the strong, stronger.
The answer is to curve normality.
By using shaming language, feminists denounce and reject those that oppose what is considered conventional wisdom. Common knowledge is in their hands, and they intend to keep it that way. Through the use of shaming language they determine what is and is not acceptable in the realms of sanity and reason.
The shaming tactics help to determine what is and is not “rational”. More here The facebook page you are all terrible people for not liking yet
Purdy PURDY is an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants. The documentary explores the struggles of raising a child in an institution, the challenges that the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community, and the joy that these women experience as the bond develops between their infants and them. Photo Mandi Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna Truscott. Photo Phaalen Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna Truscott. • One out of seventeen women that enter prison in this country, do so while pregnant. • Children of incarcerated parents are seven times more likely to become incarcerated themselves as adults. • Incarcerated women in the state of Washington have an average sentence of fifteen and a half months, which means that half the women currently in prison will be back in the community next year. • In an effort to break this cycle, the Washington’s Correction Center for women has created a unique program that allows minimum-security inmates serving less than three years the opportunity to live with their babies in a designated unit. The Residential Parenting Program collaborates with Early Head Start to teach the women about parenting and to support healthy attachment, which is critical to an infant’s ability to learn.-KBTC http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=304 A sad situation made sadder still with the exclusion of the babies' Fathers. The incarcerated women seem to make reference to the Fathers through the term “we”. The term “break the cycle” used by feminists especially relative to DV is heard frequently. The story illuminates some mothers, babies, and the exclusion of Fathers. The article with photographs is located here: Mother’s Day 2011: not so Purdy – Americas’s PBS documentary | Westmichigandad's Blog
The solidarity of men as a group has never been of great quality. This is for a few reasons. The first is that men have been socialized to be more self reliant than women, which makes it harder for them to unify. But more importantly for ages, men have been portrayed as society’s “norm”, and the norm tends to not have a social identity as a community, and if they do it is often not portrayed in a positive manner. This drives people away from desiring to be part of a male social consciousness and solidarity.
Society is essentially designed to make it impossible for men to have a sense of solidarity.
A sense of male solidarity is an essential if we want to see progressive action in the name of men. Unless we show unity as MEN, we will have the underhand in a battle for more attention to the needs of men.
I emphasize the word men, because it is not MRAs that need solidarity. We may have different opinions on other issues, and we may not agree how to find a solution, but we are essentially all on the same level. As a subculture we are in a nice starting position, but that won’t be enough to succeed. Men as a whole need to unify. Regardless of whether you are a democrat, a republican, gay, straight, a PUA or a white knight. We all need to show that we are all part of the same group. More here My failing facebook page
I have been a constant reader of, and sometime subscriber to, U.S. News and World Report since my early teen years. I enjoyed the magazine because, though it was hardly evenhanded, it was the most evenhanded of the major newsweeklies, and has been - at least for as long as my experience with it beginning in the 1980s.
Not long ago I received notice of something that I already knew was coming thanks to reading the U.S. News blog - the magazine was shutting down as a paper weekly and would become an internet-only phenomenon. My paper subscription would be finished out by receiving a comparative number of issues to Newsweek.
Oddly (to me, but perhaps not in the grander scheme of things), the folding of U.S. News nearly coincided with some major changes taking place at Newsweek. Following an acknowledged decline of the magazine into rank liberalism (Evan Thomas, an Assistant Managing Editor at Newsweek, once famously admitted, "I think Newsweek is a little liberal.") beginning around 2008, the fortunes of Newsweek declined (i.e., the subscribers and advertisers abandoned ship, as they always do, cf. Air America) to the extent that the magazine was sold for $1 and a new management team, and consequently a new editorial team, was brought on board. Beginning with the March 14, 2011 issue, new Editor-in-Chief, Tina Brown, rolled out the "New Newsweek."
Tina Brown became famous - or at least well-known - as a progenitor of the breathy, Harlequin romance-style of "journalism" that provides bored women with fodder for gossip at bridge clubs held in the dining rooms of the wealthy the world over. In fact, she first gained international recognition (again, "fame" may not be the concept I am hunting for here) for providing coverage, in Britain's Tatler and on NBC's
Let me be honest, if you asked me what my gut feelings are about the proper form of society and government was, my gut feelings would tell you that I find libertarian matriarchies attractive options. Gut feelings are not the best way to forge our society, no matter how attractive they are. Logic however leads me to envision a society where people are seen as equal value even if they do not fit some arcane ideal based on their gender.
This leads me to the obvious purpose of my post: gender role reversal. There are a whole host of blogs dealing with the concept of men becoming feminine and women becoming masculine. I am not opposed to the concept of some men being feminine or some women being masculine, this is just a natural outcome of humanity. What is an issue is forcing a gender paradigm on the entirety of the species. The Coming Gynarchy and Gender Role Reversal deal with the concept of reversing gender roles. My issue with this comes from the consequence of being married to an androgyne, being a psychologist, and as a sane Domme. I do not think it is a good idea to force people into roles, the idea is repugnant to me and probably to others in the circles I happen to associate with. While I do find matriarchal systems of government attractive, I really can't support them because of the implications that they would make the same mistakes as patriarchy. I am also of the opinion that women or men would not handle such a shift well and it would do some serious harm to both men and women.
There is a reason for my own attitudes towards matriarchy and patriarchy, some of which are purely logical and others that are purely emotional and I ultimately, after everything considered, reject both. Leaders should ultimately be chosen on their merits and not on the basis on other bullshit factors like gender or other traits.
What is the obvious solution? Something in the middle that encourages the best aspects of patriarchal systems(stable
I know it seems like a strange thing to say, but when you think about it there is some truth to it. Before the concept of zeta masculinity was around, deconstructing and challenging the idea of what men should do there were others doing it before us.
They wore lots of makeup, lace, and had long poofy 80s hair. Yup, glam metal bands were some of the first semi-organized MRAs.
Through the incredibly feminine clothing style, loud music and insane antics, they were the strange of the strange to normal society. Metal wasn’t what society was supposed to have as music, and the way the men in glam metal bands dressed wasn’t what headbangers expected their musicians to be like.
And if you weren’t ok with that? Well then that was your problem. Hanoi Rocks, Twisted Sister, and Sweet were way ahead of us. They challenged gender roles in the male dominated world of heavy metal, by doing every that metal bands weren’t supposed to do and kicking ass as they did it.
They punched the entire culture in the gut, and the culture loved them for it. They were different enough to get attention and criticism, but still similar enough to not be ostracized and not considered “real metal”. They were tough, they rocked and they pushed the boundaries of gender roles among fellow men.
They were the true pioneers of zeta masculinity and fighting against traditional masculinity. More here My Facebook Page
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