Saturday, August 12, 2017

Positive Masculinity

Our friend Rollo Tommasi, aka Rational Male, has a new book out.
Positive Masculinity is the newest supplemental reading in the Rational Male series designed to give men, not a prescription, but actionable information to build better lives for themselves based on realistic and objective intersexual dynamics between men and women.

The book outlines four key themes: Red Pill Parenting, The Feminine Nature, Social Imperatives and Positive Masculinity.

Free of the pop-psychology pablum about parenting today, Red Pill Parenting is primarily aimed at the fathers (and fathers-to-be) who wanted more in depth information about raising their sons and daughters in a Red Pill aware context. While not an instruction manual, it will give men some insight into how to develop a parenting style based on Red Pill principles as well as what they can expect their kids to encounter from a feminine-primary social order determined to ‘educate’ them.

The Feminine Nature is a collection of essays, revised and curated, that specifically address the most predictable aspects of the female psyche. It outlines and explores both the evolutionary and socialized reasons for women’s most common behaviors and their motives, and how men can build this awareness into a more efficient way of interacting with them.

Social Imperatives details how the female psyche extrapolates into western (and westernizing) cultural narratives, social dictates and legal and political legislation. This is the Feminine Imperative writ large and this section explores how feminism, women’s sexual strategy and primary life goals have molded our society into what we take for granted today. Also detailed is the ‘women’s empowerment’ narrative, and the rise of a blank-slate egalitarian equalism masking as a form of female supremacism that has fundamentally altered western cultures.

The last section, Positive Masculinity, is comprised of essays, reformed and expanded upon, that will give men a better idea of how to define masculinity for themselves from a conventional and rational perspective. In an era when popular culture seeks to dismiss, ridicule, shame and obscure masculinity, this section and this book is intended to raise men’s awareness of how fluid redefinitions of masculinity have been deliberately used to disempower and feminize men by a feminine-primary social order.
It's doing well too, a #1 bestseller in Fatherhood. I haven't read the book yet, but I have read the blog, and so I have no doubt it is full of valuable insight for raising masculine young men.

14 comments:

DeploraBard said...

I enjoy his blog as well.

Dexter said...

I have read it. It is excellent. Highly recommend all three of his books.

Aeoli Pera said...

Highly recommend for spergs and autists especially (we can't do application without sufficient theory-based understanding). Rollo is the Charles Murray of the manosphere.

Thanks, J. said...

Aeoli, I didn't realize it years ago but it seems a high % of PUA and game shit was written by and for spergs and autists, no? I didn't find theoretical foundations were useful and probably are a distraction, to some degree, to a majority of guys (not to say it isn't fascinating, fun reading, etc).

Thanks, J. said...

Dexter, does the book have a game plan for divorce rape? Not how to avoid it by being Alpha Father 24/7, but like if it happens, and how to maintain your Alpha Frame when the judge ..... Just wondering. A silver lining - it might be easier for Betas to be "Alpha" with the kids when they just have them for the weekend once a month.

Nate73 said...

I'm reading the book right now, really good.

Michael Maier said...

For folks that have read his first book and his blog:

Is this book better-written?

I bought his first book and couldn't get through it. He gets far too wordy in it and on his blog. I have read some really great blog posts of his but for the most part I want him to find his internal editor that cuts his word count in half.

Dexter said...

"Dexter, does the book have a game plan for divorce rape?"

Not as such. Has advice for raising sons and daughters even if you're divorced.

"I bought his first book and couldn't get through it. He gets far too wordy in it and on his blog. I have read some really great blog posts of his but for the most part I want him to find his internal editor that cuts his word count in half."

Ironically the intro has an explanation of why he does not do this.

http://imgur.com/izgJYVb

Of course, maybe even that's TL;DR for you. Oh well!

Michael Maier said...

.... HOW is that ironic?

Look, it's one thing if words both accomplish a purpose and reward the reader. IMO, most of the time, his don't.

Since you like his writing and apparently it's more of the same style, I'll save my money for something else. So, thanks.

Nate73 said...

His writing prose isn't as polished as our gracious host, but I'm fascinated to learn apparently women undergo a kind of diminished estrus where they go for the AF before their periods and the BB afterward. Fascinating.

Dexter said...

it's one thing if words both accomplish a purpose and reward the reader. IMO, most of the time, his don't.

(Shrug) I disagree.

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Standup Guy said...

Rollo's stuff is very good and very interesting. I do wish he would focus on concrete solutions tho. The theory behind why women are the way the are is great. But I want to know what I can do about it.

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