Roosh recently published an article where he listed out 24 traits of something he calls neomasculinity. One of the biggest differences between Roosh and myself is that like most men in the manosphere, Roosh is a crusader who wants to save, or at least improve the world. I, on the other hand, think the world has made its choice, so let it all crash, since that’s clearly what it wants, and focus on self-improvement and building a great life for you and your loved ones within a small bubble of order and happiness rather than waste time battling left-wingers, feminists, or any other group that irritates you.
Regardless, his list was very interesting, and I found myself giving a lot of thought to it. As I went down the list I considered each item and its importance (or lack thereof) to my life. Here is his list of items and my view on the importance of each.
Agree completely. Every man who is not celibate should learn some level of game. That even includes men who have a goal of Disney monogamy someday. (Which sadly is most men, including most men in the manosphere.)
Traditional sex roles
Don’t care. A man and a woman who pair bond can decide among themselves which of them is the breadwinner and which is the homemaker, or if they combine these roles. A few years back I wrote about my own opinion regarding this, and that the issue of who does the housework is not about gender, but about income. Regardless, I don’t care what man-woman couples in society do. Which of them mops the kitchen floor is their business, not mine, and I have no interest in enforcing it one way or the other.
Absolutely agree. That’s what I’m all about, baby.
Understanding the true nature of women
Agree. The more a man understands how women truly behave, the happier in life he’ll be, and the less time, money, and emotions he’ll waste. That’s why one of the post categories on this blog is “How Women Really Are.”
Disagree. I don’t want men or women in charge. I want decisions made by the free market with a small government that does about five or six things and that’s it, without getting into people’s personal lives. In terms of culture, I want a culture that embraces freedom, including sexual freedom. Neither a patriarchy or a matriarchy will do this, so I’m for neither.
Agree. I’ve said before that every man should be doing regular resistance training.
Absolutely agree! One billion percent!!!
If I had to pinpoint the single biggest problem with humanity today, it would be a lack of individual responsibility. Everything bad that happens to me is someone else’s fault, and any time I have any problems other people should be forced at gunpoint to bail my dumb ass out. NO.
Equal legal rights, free speech, due process
Haha! Not only do I agree, but I probably agree with this more than Roosh does.
Of course I agree.
Hard work ethic
Red pill truths
This isn’t specific enough for me to agree or disagree, but speaking in general in terms of what I think he means, I’ll say I agree.
Sexual marketplace value
This is a complicated one. I generally agree but I think many in the manosphere take this concept way too far. Yes, a woman’s SMV declines as she ages. But that doesn’t mean that the split second she turns 30 she’s now disgusting and no one wants to marry her. That’s complete bullshit and not true at all. Women in their 30s and even 40s can be, and often are, super hot and quite in demand by Alphas and betas alike, provided they (the women) don’t get fat.
Moreover, this is going to become more true as time goes on. I’ve already demonstrated what’s happening to the ever-growing divorce rates now that women in their 50s are staying somewhat sexually viable.
As time goes on, expect more and more women of older ages to stay hotter and younger-looking, which means women’s SMV will become less and less of an issue.
Don’t really care about this one, but I still mildly agree. Voluntary discrimination should be legal. If men want to form men-only clubs, they should be allowed. Just like women should be allowed to form women-only clubs, black people should be allowed to from black-only clubs, etc. It’s called freedom of association, emphasis on the word “freedom.”
Uh, what? You mean Alphas and PUAs should not have as much sex as they do? If that’s what you mean, then I completely and utterly disagree. Read above about what I said about sexual freedom. I should be allowed to have mutually consensual sex with as many women as I like, as often as I want, in any context I want, regardless of what others view as “hedonistic.”
If others have a problem with my lifestyle, that’s their problem, not mine. I’m too busy being happy to care.
Don’t care, but I do agree that a pair-bonded and cohabiting couple are the best way to raise children. Just please, for the love of god, take the legal government-enforced marriage part out of it. As I’ve explained before, the state should have nothing to do with your relationship life.
Binary sex model
Don’t care. I don’t give a shit about the teeny tiny percentage of people who choose to become transsexuals. Once again, that’s their problem, not mine.
Natural health and hygiene (baking soda, apple cider vinegar, etc)
Mildly agree. Not a big deal to me.
Completely agree!!! Libertarian forever!!! (Cue marching band celebratory music.)
Disagree completely. Technology is awesome. I can’t wait to become a cyborg and live for 500 years while still looking like I’m about 35 while living it up in the Millennium Falcon with my female sexbot cyber-harem, complete with big-breasted Klingons. Activate CYBERCOCK!
Feminine beauty ideals
Deeper life meaning and/or spirituality
Completely agree. That’s what my life is all about.
If you tally everything up, of the above 24 items, I strongly agree with 14, mildly agree with 4, don’t care about 3, and disagree with 3. I guess that would make me neomasculine man, just one who was a cyborg having sex with multiple women while wanting true individual freedom instead of a patriarchy. Not bad.