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The 10 new male stereotypes of 2014

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posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: Shepard64

The lonersaur - The man who doesn't cater to the fake and plastic bull# they try to force feed people on a daily basis.




posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

As a woman I think of men as men however they dress, unless they are camp / overtly effeminate.

There are some hipster types that I look at and think sort of 'ew' because of their silly hair or overtly contrived style and deliberate foppishness, but then the likes of Hugh Grant etc were channeling major foppy in the 80's and 90's.

Men were also wearing pink shirts and sweaters and tight trousers back then, even in the 50's the Beatles were modish in their tight trousers and foppy hair albeit in suits.

Then way back consider the 18th century wigs, tights and make up men wore.

I like men that are men, I don't mind if they wear skinnyish jeans as long as it suits them but as a woman I don't find feminine men attractive.

I am not keen on gayness affecting the styling of men but that aspect of society is still there, as it was Roman and pre Roman era, it is just a more stealth version.

That said, I only find certain men attractive, most men are zeros on the attraction scale for me and many are sub zero repulsion zone and I only really care about how the men I find attractive dress, on a personal level.

As a parent and on a work level and society level, obviously appropriate dress matters.
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posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: theabsolutetruth

masculinity is not in how you dress insomuch as how you carry yourself. Much of this is your ego, and how you perceive yourself. Consequently, your manner of dress is a portrayal of this self image.

typically, i can't stand to be around a bunch of guys. alpha struggles aren't my bag. neither is high fiving.

but as a man, i long for the days of men of substance. men who had character, and well honed minds capable of providing discourse of a well considered and genuine nature. What we get from the "men" of our generation is cleansed and/or purchased soundbites at a rate that exceeds our ability to discuss them.

Its all flash and show, and no substance. which, honestly, is what fashion is as well.

Which is why i said what I said: men should be free from any tether held by their ego. Right is right, and smoke and mirrors are false.

What if a brilliant man emerged that the entire world believed had an obvious ability to lead, but he weighed 300 lbs and had a huge wart on his upper lip? Would people elect him? Or the suit with an image that stands across the aisle?

Men of substance. That is what is missing. That is what the next fad needs to be.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

You got that right.

As a woman I also would like more men of substance being the norm rather than the vacuous contrived soundbite sort that get their direction and style from Twitter trends.

Genuine, intelligent and ethical are high on my list of 'should be's'




but as a man, i long for the days of men of substance. men who had character, and well honed minds capable of providing discourse of a well considered and genuine nature. What we get from the "men" of our generation is cleansed and/or purchased soundbites at a rate that exceeds our ability to discuss them.

Its all flash and show, and no substance. which, honestly, is what fashion is as well.

Which is why i said what I said: men should be free from any tether held by their ego. Right is right, and smoke and mirrors are false.

Men of substance. That is what is missing. That is what the next fad needs to be.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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I have a weird picture in my head about the 'spornosexual'... something like that baseball themed street gang from The Warriors with buttless chaps, pads and more tats.

It's hard to avoid labels when social media spends its time assigning them... what's the name for guys who go outta their way to avoid trends? Normcore-esque? Trendiphobes?

Well, every affectation shall now be mocked... but who shall mock the mockers?

It's a massive movement to trivialize ourselves... I wonder if the sarcasm will go full circle and end up back at earnest?



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Baddogma

Consider also that the guys have got the 'trivialisation' easier than the women.

Cosmetic surgery and procedures etc almost the norm, it started with leg and underarm shaving, to defuzzing more intimate areas and breast enhancement to botox and beyond.

Where is humanity heading exactly on the false path?

False leadership led to such a path, perhaps the answer is in getting true leadership, that which is more concerned with morals and ethics than money, power and ego.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Baddogma

''Spornosexual'' to me, as an ideal, if there can be such a thing, is fit, good muscle tone, not bothered about tattoos, though well groomed and handsome.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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Truvago guy here.

Happy 2015



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: tovenar

I hear he got a make-over, he is about 10% more sleek now.

edition.cnn.com...



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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Let us not forget the Sweaty Dirt Magnet...... those of us who have the sense to wear worn clothes for dirty work and the gall to wear them in town when picking up supplies for future dirtwork. Close relative to the sawdustian, who often sports a fine dander of wood chips in his socks and hair. I've heard there is a special tool -- I believe it's called a "fingernail brush"-- rumored to nearly restored the nails and calloused and cracked hands to an almost passable state. Also a close relative to the concretotler, whose most notable feature is the insistence upon drinking iced tea instead of beer after laboring in the sun doing concrete or plaster work.

None of the above care much about clothes, as long as they are clean and occasionally colorful. Not to be confused with the hammerloopian, who wears pants with a hammer loop, but never actually uses the hammer loop.

As most of the above species age, they tend toward using nudity as a weapon.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: argentus

Those too.

As an artist it has always irked me that I have always got funny looks from people when I have ink or paint on my hands / face / clothes after working on artwork. My first art jobs I was 16/17 and getting the train home people would just stare and often sneer. I was very self conscious then and took it personally, I considered quitting because of it.

I sometimes wear dark nail varnish to cover it but I handle it better now, if they are so small minded that is their issue. Painting is something I really enjoy and the contrast from exciting creative effort then into the sneer fest of the average commuter / retail areas is like walking from a summer meadow into a grey urban sprawl.

I think it doesn't matter. If people are walking around covered in the stuff they works with I wouldn't give it a second thought, maybe if he was in a restaurant for dinner or somewhere smart but not everyday things.

Men are probably subconsciously hankering after their historical predilection to physical work. Most of known history the vocation of men enabled natural muscle build and strength. The average desk job of today is probably genetically sending the male population into questioning itself. Smoking has also reportedly caused missing Y chromosomes in the blood cells of some men.

www.livescience.com...
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posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: argentus
As most of the above species age, they tend toward using nudity as a weapon.


I think you just summed up how it ends for all of us.



posted on Dec, 30 2014 @ 11:27 PM
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FFS!!! How depressing.

Glad I'm married or I might seriously consider switching teams. lol!




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