Why did leftist men become such girls?

The reason Kuntzman (such a suitable name) did what he did was pure virtue signalling. And he ended up being comprehensively and deservedly mocked.

Leftist men (Hemingway, to take one famous example) never used to be like this. But some time quite recently they seemed to decide they had to start acting like girls, in some kind of feminist statement presumably.

I have written previously about the way in which the Left’s attitude to sexual mores has changed rapidly (“turned on a dime” as Americans say).

It has stunned me how liberal and progressive men have surrendered their masculinity so readily. I am not a “macho” man at all, but even I am embarrassed for them.

13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Carisa Adrienne, thanks for liking this post. If you ever want to write a guest post on a topic of your choice for my blog, please let me know. Just leave a comment here and I will give you my email address.

    I occasionally have guest posts from women.


  2. Posted by Craig on June 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    They noticed women were getting unearned perks sans responsibility from a zero sum point of view, so they figured they would get theirs while the getting is good in the form of being girly men or transsexuals. Plus, they knew they couldn’t survive as normal men.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 19, 2016 at 4:14 am

      Maybe. I wonder if it is not a form of sympathetic identification with the oppressed. Like George Orwell dressing and living as a worker for a while.


      • Posted by Ross on November 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        You’re 100% missing the point. Like completely in a different ball park. The idea is that guys have always been this way, but they were too afraid to act like it because guys like you were always pushing the idea of the “masculine man”, which is about as dated as they come. Now that it’s acceptable, guys are finally being themselves, not trying so hard to be what other people tell them a man is supposed to be. It’s really fucking pathetic to see guys crying about how other guys don’t “act like men” anymore. And honestly it shows much more security with ones identity, and shows more of the tradition traits of “masculinity” to simply ignore the ideas of “masculinity” and be whatever you want to be. The guys who are crying because other men dont act like men are the ones who are really acting like little girls. Welcome to 2016, you might not belong here.

  3. Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 19, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Norman Mailer was another classic example. He went from being a priapic “male chauvinist” on the Left of politics to just another feminist lapdog at the end of his career.

    But he had his moments.


  4. Posted by Zeta on June 19, 2016 at 11:11 am

    “Kuntzman (such a suitable name)” reminds me of some of my German math professors with names like Lipshitz, you can see where that would go. But somehow we restrained ourselves and didn’t indulge, probably because they deserved respect or at least we thought even that was too crude.


  5. Posted by Zeta on June 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

    A documentary on endocrine disrupters:

    “The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

    The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

    At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

    The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.

    Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.”



  6. The thing that struck me about Kuntzmann’s writing is that so much of his writing is not just virtue-signaling or indications of being a girly-man, but just plain…nonsense, to be polite about the matter. So the guy is lying to look like a pussy, really. I fired an AR variant once, and my basic thought was “did I just fire this gun?” it was like a .22, really.

    I sent a note suggesting he be fired because the Daily News really can’t afford to have a Dan Rather, Katie Kouric, or Jayson Blair on staff. Journalistic credibility is hard to get back once you’ve lost it.


  7. Love that you used Hemingway as a sort of proof that leftist men used to be unashamedly male. Great example.


  8. Posted by Ross on November 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    The rantings of an idiot. “Men acting like girls blah blah” you sound like an old man who’s upset because his ideas of masculinity were shattered. Grow up, this isn’t the 50’s anymore.


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