Originally Posted by siberian khatru
which prevent us from hunting, racing our cars and motorcycles, smoking, flirting with women at the office, getting into fistfights over women, shooting criminals and doing all the fine things which being a man entails.
These are basically the benchmarks of the non-conscientious, maladjusted male. This is the male who acts primarily on animalistic impulses.
Men should be able to create/build things. Men should understand mechanisms and machinery. Men should never be afraid to tackle problems as they arise. Men buy things that will last them a lifetime and perform the proper maintenance to ensure their longevity.
Men know how to negotiate and rarely are taken advantage of.
Men have a good taste in women and pursue the women that they want.
Finally, though, real men have enough emotional intelligence to love one woman; they have the emotional intelligence to tell their children that they love them and comfortably show them their affection.
That's a man. Not all of this "guns explosions NASCAR" stuff...