Results For "fighting"
Oct 03
Oenamaus the gladiator

In my humble opinion, nothing is a greater test of heart than sports and combat. You can train, study and read all you want but when the jaws of life slams shut, you are typically left with two choices: fight or run. Most of us assume that we will fight if the situation gets dire, but trust me, you never really know until you find yourself in danger. It is after reacting and recovering that you truly know what you’re made of. Some of you are warriors, rolling off of your opponent with his warm heart beating within your teeth, but some of you don’t have the stomach for it, and end up running away or falling victim.  The deciding factor isn’t as simple as winning or losing. You have to apply pressure to your spirit, and observe what it does in the worst situations. “You… [Read more]

May 29
Scene from A clockwork Orange - Alex and Gang beat up a homeless man

On one of the writing forums that I frequent, a female member asked if the popular trope of men being at odds and fighting it out before become best friends is a real one. Quite a number of men chimed in—myself included—and we let her know that it’s unrealistic. As men, we seek out other men of like interests, and we meet our comrades doing things that we love. Violence is rarely a good cause and effect of positivity in a young person’s life. The friends that I fought in High School were already friends and the beat down to establish respect is a little different from our topic today, which is bullying and the misconceptions we have of it. Coming up we have all witnessed bullying, and many of us remember sitting back tight-lipped about it wondering: Why doesn’t the kid just fight back… [Read more]

May 28

Do you remember Street Fighter? If you’re my age and got down in the arcades in the nineties then you will “remember” the games, but if you are still into fighting games and play them regularly then you don’t just remember Street Fighter, you know about it. Street Fighter like many video games that developed a cult following has had a rough time transitioning into film. One of the main reasons for this is that the game was created to give players a variety of fighters to choose from to compete and with no thought to making a grand, central story. When it became popular and players wanted character development for their Japanese karatekas, and green Brazilian monsters, Capcom (creator of the franchise) began to add in more elements to make the fighters seem “real”. Street Fighter has never had one all-inclusive story, what it… [Read more]

Sep 06

There is an enormous difference between defending a woman and white knighting. When a person (male or female) is being bullied, or taken advantage of a good guy will speak up or step up to defend them in one way or another – this is not white knighting. When a woman is online arguing against or about men in any form, the male who champions her cause (no matter how flawed it is), has no romantic connection to her, and is doing so to appear different from other males, that man is a white knight. White knights are seen as “male feminists” most times but this is not entirely fair to male feminists. Feminist rules change based on who you talk to and some self-identified male feminists are not out to cut our balls off in lieu of defending some angry chick spazzing out on… [Read more]

Aug 28

Have you ever found yourself dating someone who you genuinely like, but they support a cause that forces them to “other” you as a man or woman? Stay with me now because you just might be going through this and don’t even know. If a woman says that all men are rapists, but you happen to be a well-behaved rapist, how do you take it? Do you laugh it off with some old “oh girl you so crazy” and keep it moving because she’s hot and the sex is bananas? What about women that marry men who firmly believe that a woman’s place is somewhere horizontal with her legs up? Is it all about ignoring the bad stuff to concentrate on the good, or is it all about “knowing what their heart believes” or just the old “bad self esteem” fallback? I’ve never really understood… [Read more]

Jul 22

Support for single fathers is a notion that gets dismissed or shrugged off by many of the most hateful women with platforms on the internet. This can be seen through the articles and commentary that cover the subject outside of magazines like this one or by actual supporters of children that come from broken homes. The last time I spoke on this subject I brought up the double standard in dating when a single father goes looking versus a single mother. My article, which was meant to bring attention to the fact that single dads have a hard time dating turned into a feeding frenzy for the standard, angry internet woman and her ilk. Knowing and seeing two fathers going through hell right now as their child’s mother uses the system and their children to limit time and resources (for more child support) it saddens… [Read more]

Apr 17

A few days ago at the University of Toronto, a group of Men’s Rights Activists organized a meeting to discuss Misandry, what it means, and possible solutions for what any man not going through life with tunnel vision will admit is a dangerous wave of demonizing boys in our society. The meeting was civil, orderly and led by both educated men and women, but the things they wished to discuss were not possible due to a large group of masked, angry and aggressive women and men (sigh)–who self-identify as feminists–screaming into megaphones and eventually pulling a fire alarm. I wish I could say that I was making this up but the following video presents a pleasantly unbiased take on the events of the day and is a scary reminder to us what true anarchy looks like. If the above video does not work on your device then… [Read more]

Dec 25

What a year… no worries I won’t violate my own rules on Politics by getting into that mess of 2012, but even beyond the First World problems of America it has been nuts on the reading and writing front. I enjoy reading almost as much as I do writing (and I love writing) so I did a secret experiment this year. For the first half of 2012 I read many feminist-tinged blogs, blatantly anti-man blogs, and ezines with a heavy female audience. Why you may ask? Well I wanted o see what the other side had to say on a daily basis. The results of my lurking lead to some pretty sobering conclusions about the war of the sexes. I learned that men in general are looked down upon in many ways like children. Many women of the internet come off as angry, demanding, and… [Read more]