Some of the biggest wimps I know drive Ford F-150's and watch football, so that is not a sign of manliness, but a typical stereotype of manliness.

Manliness to me is a man who has these traits:

1. good character [deeply abiding sense of right and wrong and the courage of his convictions - is not a moral relativist retard]

2. pays his bills ontime, has a good job or when laid off does his best to find a new job and earn a good living - is always responsible and fulfills his obligations

3. doesn't make excuses when he is wrong - takes accountability for his mistakes

4. has firm boundaries and is not scared to protect them, meaning if his wife has an affair, he calmly and firmly opens up a can of HOLY HELL on her affair. He protects himself and his children from her abuse

5. takes care of his family and protects them from harm

6. treats others with dignity and respect

7. is not afraid to set his wife straight if she acts like a tyrant and won't allow himself to be manipulated

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.." Theodore Roosevelt

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