The angry men are certainly getting organized. But ironically, when men representing decent, honorable expressions of masculinity want to get together and talk, we're sometimes met with fears from the OTHER end of the spectrum that suggests any time we gather, celebrate what we share, or even self-identify, we're doing something wrong and are likely to hurt other people.
Yeah vast majority of people in real life aren’t nearly as bad as the weirdos on twitter, but there isn’t much in culture guiding men and women to bond securely and think long term in terms of forming strong families and communities. That needs to change for everyone’s good.
— Avian Defense League (@SquatemalanL) August 22, 2019
Torn between the two fringes, there's an enormous center of decency, strength, and goodness among men. There's nobility in genuine manhood, and we think it's NOT necessary or productive to sit out the cultural mess and not lift a finger. Instead, we think being MORE of that which we are, and less of what any fringe faction demands we become is going to push the fringe back into the shadows.
Fair point. We are certainly a violent society. A qualifier perhaps. They are indicative of all who romanticize violence and believe a rifle to be an amplification/extension of manhood. Their views have been tested at the ballot. They remain fringe?
— Gary Koekemoer (@Gary22k) October 12, 2020
Perhaps now, more than ever, a robust and healthy expression of masculinity is needed. We intend to merely remove the cultural prohibition on men talking to each other in an open-ended way about what it means to be men, and see where that discussion takes us. And meanwhile, we can also talk about dogs, trucks, tools, sports, fishing, and cigars.