Into the Manosphere
- I was flattered and I was too young to have learned to say no to a woman. (Few men, I may add, learn this until they are too old to make it of any consequence to a woman what they say.)
The Manosphere, which I stupidly dismissed when I first learned of it, would have made the deprogramming much easier. Sites recommended to me have been Alpha Game, Chateau Heartiste, Dalrock, Hawaiian libertarian, and The Spearhead, and I have enjoyed all of them. I think I may have something to add to the conversation.
The Woman and the Dragon, whose "Sunshine Mary" was kind enough to leave a message when I linked to her yesterday, though technically not a manospheric blogger but an ally, was another eye-opener. (Particularly enlightening was this post — Exposed: Christian men giving each other horrible sex advice.) There, one can read about the absurdity of "women holding out on their husbands and husbands having no idea what to do about it."
I've heard of this before, even recently from a friend who has suffered through a decade of such nonsense, but had no idea how prevalent it was in our society. Such a notion would just never cross my wife's mind. Our relationship is by no means perfect, but I might be able to offer some wisdom from the East for my Western brothers.