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Sorry.... I should have removed the start of that comment because I'm recycling and it doesn't make sense here.
XY chromosomes and 18+ years of life. Seriously, I appreciate the SENTIMENT behind this photo and question and behind the "real man" talk in general. I do this for my wife. I am a husband and father and sole income earner - all by design. However, I'm getting increasingly weary of when the lovelier sex presumes to be the judge of what a "real" man is. It is really shorthand for "This is what I like men to do." That's GOOD. That's your right. We SHOULD teach boys and girls what is good behavior and what is bad behavior. We don't hear talk about "real" women. Is there no test for making a female a "woman" the way we have a test for what makes a male a "man"? I could go on forever, but I'll stick to two more points: 1) There are very few, if any, places for boys to be socialized into "real" men anymore because so many of them are not being raised by a "real" man in the home, and most media and every organization or institution has now been FEMINIZED to cater to the sensitivities of women & girls, if not outright integrated with women in leadership or girls in the mix. 2) If you think taking control (or however you want to phrase it) is a quality of a "real" man, than you should realize that a husband can only do so at the VOLUNTARY generosity, restraint, or yielding of his wife, because if push comes to shove (figuratively or literally), the laws and courts will most likely side with HER, not him. Example: She let's their daughter dress like a hooker. He says "no". How's he going to get his way? By physically restraining his daughter? By physically restraining his wife? Yeah, good luck with that. It's criminal to do so. Either female can assault him and send HIM to jail. Then he can lose custody, lose over half of everything he's worked for, and pay lifetime alimony. If you find emasculated males to be a turnoff, well, the law doesn't care. It emasculates
I am a husband and father and sole income earner - all by design. However, I'm getting increasingly weary of when the lovelier sex presumes to be the judge of what a "real" man is. It is really shorthand for "This is what >>I
Who better to listen to about voting choices than a magazine and trumpets on the cover that it will tell you ways for women to get men into bed faster?
Heterosexual males are, in general, always going to enjoy seeing young, fit, attractive women. No amount of trying to shame us or force us to stare at overweight, obese, or less attractive women in some cynical advertising play using "real beauty" is going to change that. DEAL WITH IT!!!
Uh, people really got upset about this? Priorities, people.
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Faulty Ideas About Marriage

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:43 AM
As long as there are splits & disputes over property/support and paternity/child support issues, it will be impossible to get government out of marriage. Any time you use a judge, jury, or government arbitrator or mediator you have government involved! What people SHOULD do it NOT settle for the default prenup provided by the government. EVERY marriage HAS a prenup because there are laws that apply to all divorces. As such, everyone should have a customized prenup instead.
"Here’s what marriage is: the God-ordained, lifelong, covenantal union between man and wife, designed to provide men, women and children optimal stability and overall well-being. Marriage is that biologically, spiritually and morally centered institution calculated to ensure responsible procreation and perpetuate the human race." That may be so from a Christian perspective, but legal/societal marriage is resembling that less and less: God? Atheists can marry in a godless ceremony. Lifelong? Not with unilateral divorce for no reason. Covenental? Really? Neither churches nor society enforce any covenental provision. The law requires the spouse who earns more (usually the man) to financially support the other person no matter how rotten they are, AND the man is assigned responsibility for the wife's children even if she had them via adultery. Man and wife? We all know what's been going on with that. Stability? Well-being? I Maybe. Certainly not legally enforced. Responsible procreation? Out-of-wedlock births and parenting are no longer penalized or shamed in any way, and many people who are married are irresponsible in their procreation, especially if they stick their kids in daycare at six weeks of age.
Yup. I want to hear a call like this to Dave Ramsey or any conservative and/or business/financial commentator who will answer questions/give advice through call-in show. Dave Ramsey is ideal because he gives financial advice and is popular in conservative religious circles: I want to know your thoughts about this pending deal because I’m getting cold feet. I have a friend with whom I’ve had what amounts to a weekend hobby for a few years. We often get together a couple of nights in a week, too. My buddy wants to take it to the next level, though, with papers and everything. He wants to form a partnership and register it with the state. Although there’s nothing in the written contract that penalizes either of us for working with others, my potential partner expects I will put all of time and resources into the partnership, and said there'd be Hell to pay if I even thought of doing a side project with someone else and the partnership would be over. With the people who've prepared like we have, who hire a consultant like we have, there's about a 40% failure rate of these ventures. Failure would mean not only would half of the assets go to my partner, but I would have to pay my partner’s attorney fees, and I would be obligated to pay money to my partner based on the length of the partnership; if the partnership had lasted ten years or more, I’d be making payments in perpetuity. There is the possibility that products would be created within the partnership that could be liabilities and financial drains for 18-25 years; I would be expected to cover those costs, including more than necessary if manage to earn a high income. There is a possibility, but by no means a certainty, that the products will provide me with some nominal income late in my life. Even though there is an expectation that we would not work outside of the partnership, many people who’ve entered into these agreements have done that anyway, and like I said, there is no penalty for doing so. If my partner incurs a liability with someone else, I would be obligated to pay for it for 18-25 years. Finally, my partner has indicated that soon into the partnership, I will be the person solely responsible for bringing in revenue; my partner plans to provide intangible contributions, such as encouragement, but would not be penalized at all for not doing so. Even without bringing in any revenue, my partner would still get at least half of the assets in the event the partnership ended. Good deal?
Women are far more likely to file for divorce than men, probably, in part, because our laws gives them incentives to do so. Want marriage to last? Don't file for divorce. Do I hear churches talking much against filing for divorce? Or frivolous spending, gossip, or gluttony, all of which can hurt and threaten marriage? Not really, but I sure hear churches and my fellow Christians blaming husbands a lot, and talking about what a terribly egregious thing it is for a man to see pixels that depict the bodies of women, not caring nearly as much if a husband's wife is rejecting or morbidly obese (1/3rd of the church is overweight, another 1/3rd is obese.)
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