Results For "privilege"
Jul 10

“Never let the game get ahead of you, get a better view” – Snoop So, I have a story for you and it is one that I think you can identify with because it has affected all of us in one facet of life or the other. You all have been there and with the facade of life being “fair” many of us run around in circles only to end up feeling disappointed. We listen to the people who got lucky–as they dole out advice from a place of privilege–and we think that they have it all figured out, so we copy them. Sound familiar? Well let’s get into the story. A guy (lets call him Ronnie) walks into a casino and within a few minutes, he hears one of the patrons screaming because she hit the progressive on a slot machine. A man to his left claps his… [Read more]

Jun 24

Okay, I don’t normally issue warnings when I write would-be offensive material but I am issuing one right now. People for whatever reason love to associate themselves with others that are being called out, and I am more than sure you readers will do the same. If you are a complainer, or an “activist” in name only, that looks for things to be pissed about so that you can post, hashtag, or appropriate for the sole reason of playing the part of victim then you should be offended by what I am about to say. If you are a person who points out social injustice, offers up solutions, or actively does things to make a change (besides “bringing awareness to it” #rollseyes) then you have no reason to be offended. With that being said you have been warned. A complaint about our modern culture of complaint Am… [Read more]

Jun 09

Male and female relations in a general sense are not unlike race relations… It’s very important for a single male to keep female friends and attractive women who are genuinely good people are an absolute necessity. Why? Well, as a single man going through life it can become very easy to see women as an alien race with feel-good cookies that are only available if you can get past their defenses. Much of this thought process comes from the many toxic women that we come across in life and if a man has no balance—like a good female friend—it can be very easy to go down a dark path. Consider a day when you—the standard male with no female friends—goes to work and sits in a meeting where you are being liberally harassed sexually by female coworkers. In the back of your mind you check their privilege,… [Read more]

Jan 13

It’s a common thing for a group to look outside at another group–especially one it deems it’s opposite–and speak down on them in the most negative way possible. We see this happening with Christians and Atheists, nerds and “bros”, feminists and alpha males, the list goes on. One of the most unspoken rivalries that is going strong today however is that of the hustling Capitalist versus the opinionated “normal”. I really don’t know what to call the opinionated “normal”, hence the stupid title. If I was to describe this person, it would be someone deemed as chronically “normal”. It is a person who is normally married, employed with mid-level wages, or their wife/husband is, and they are good with where they are in life. This person is an unrecognized enemy of the hustler because the attacks they lobby against one another are done within the… [Read more]

Oct 22

As men we aren’t given the luxury of crying, bragging about cyber-stalking our exes, and blaming the patriarchy (well some of you still do this); this does not mean that you have no options. Men find it just as hard to get over an ex as women do but society makes it very hard to express. In the 1996 movie Swingers, Mike played by Jon Favreau portrays a guy that cannot get over his ex, no matter how many strange women, theories and strippers that his friends throw his way. Many of us are wired differently, so while it may be easy for a guy like me to say “get over her and move on”, the truth of the matter is that like Mike, many of you simply can’t. The following list is of some real things that you can do as a man to… [Read more]

May 16

It’s really sad when I hear young men claim that they do certain things in order to get women. Listen hard enough and it starts to look like their entire lot in life is to get women and nothing else. The greatest secret ever revealed to man is that the more we put into ourselves and into our quality of life the more a woman will want to be a part of it. This is not an excuse to go and make it about women again by saying “I want to be a winner in life so that women will like me”, no it is to enjoy all of the pleasures of life (including the love of a woman) without enslaving oneself to the prospect. Be about more than sex and the chance at it, because this is how you will survive this world of… [Read more]

Apr 30

As a grown man who loves music there may be times when your instinct is to dress according to the musical culture as opposed to the safe boundaries of “grown folks” gear. We’ve all seen it… and we have all judged the man based on his clothes. You know exactly what I am talking about; men in sideways caps and jerseys, old 80’s rocker t-shirts, wife-beaters… I can keep going. See the problem with dressing this way is that you are expected to do a bit better than follow “the wave” as a confident man. Some old-school rappers still dress a certain way but even though it represents the culture, and is expected of them, it still looks childish to anyone on the outside looking in. This is why we stress a time and a place for your wardrobe. Clothing for the metro-man is like armor for… [Read more]

Oct 25
couples argument

Man Up! It’s bad enough that in this day and age men can’t be solid on what defines manhood without some buffet feminist slapping us with a Misogyny stamp let alone for someone we love to tell us to man up. What exactly is manning up and why would a woman know it any better than another man? It’s an emasculating and uncompromising utterance aimed at men to mask the true intent of telling us that “we are acting weak and feminine”. This is why it is an unforgivable statement in most circumstances. Even if your man is being a punk it is not up to you to tell him to “man up” ever. You Don’t Own Me! Sure none of us own one another truly but isn’t that what the labels, the rings and the commitment is about? What do you mean I don’t own you?… [Read more]