Proud Beta Male, MeToo…

I have to give you a quote from one of my most recent regular reads in the blogsphere. It is from John Pavlovitz.  He is a North Carolina pastor who speaks to my heart.  Here is the snippet for discussion in Today’s post. It is about a Trumpster who tried to insult him by calling him a beta-male (as opposed to an alpha-male I suppose):

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Source: Confessions of a Proud Beta Male

Evidentally #CO3 has been using this term in his rallies/self-adoration sessions. He intends it to be an insult/putdown but it seems that many are now proudly taking up that mantle.  I am one of them, I now call myself a Beta-Male.

I guess to him and his base it means that you are not an alpha-male:

  • You are not a take-charge guy who has to dominate every situation.
  • You are not a  guy who proudly boasts of his conquest over others, especially females, and proudly proclaim the things you can do to them with complete immunity.
  • You are not a guy who strikes back in anger when you feel even a slight bit challenged.
  • You are not a guy thumping your chest and proclaiming yourself superior and vastly more intelligent than others.
  • You are not a guy who berates and mocks those you have decided are your enemies.
  • You are not a guy who primarily makes decisions with gut feelings as opposed to studying the situation to make an informed choice.

I, like Pastor Pavlovitz, proudly proclaim that I am a beta-male. Thank you #CO3 for painting me as very different from you and so many of your base.  I will proudly wear the mantle you perceive as a smear.

I am a proud beta-male

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#CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant

 

 

4 thoughts on “Proud Beta Male, MeToo…

  • So how do I get an “I’m a proud Beta-male” or “Beta male lives matter” tee shirt. Maybe with an image of Jesus on it as well. Can there be an any better hero for a beta male than Jesus?

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  • I think this Mallard Fillmore cartoon from today (Oct 7) says a lot about how the Right sees Toxic Masculinity. It’s a good thing. http://comicskingdom.com/mallard-fillmore#about.
    Somehow I guess you have to be a toxic male or the bad guys will take over.
    Does this mean all our military are a bunch of toxic males (even the females)?

    That is so sad. Strength only lies in violence and bullying. But then that’s how Trump sees the world. And I guess his followers see it that way too. Women and the weak had better watch out – you don’t count.

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