Posts Tagged 'alive'

Because men think hurting yourself needlessly means something

I have discussed on this blog before men’s peculiar habits and the strange meanings they attach to them. 
 
however there are few stranger than the actions that are taken in the name of machismo.
 
Lets look at a few of them:
 
– Doing outrageous stunts on bikes
– turbo charging a skateboard
– cliff diving
– running in front of stampeding bulls
– attempting impossible stuns on ramps
– wrestling snakes and crocodiles 
– riding bulls
 
The show that properly represents these incredibly foolish acts is Jackass. I have yet to meet a man who doesn’t defend Jackass. The amazing thing is not so much the defence (after all, this is a blog defending the right to read romance novels) it is more the meanings attacked to the acts themselves. They have a sort of love for machismo. Even though the behaviours of the shows hosts are foolish, there is something very special and brave about it.
 
A more serious treatment of a similar subject occurs in the book Fight Club. In this book the self-abuse is definitely seen as a kind of machismo; a reaching into the depths of oneself for a meaning that is never there and can’t ever be there – but you come out of it a man.
 
In romance novels men are heroes the hard way. By choosing to take a stand and then taking that stand. they fight for who they are and they fight for their women and their loved ones and their principles. They are not men who are so filled with nothing that even stupidity makes them feel more like men.

www.barbranovac.com

Share

Advertisements

Buy Barbra’s book by clicking the pic. Aren’t you just a little curious…?

Divine, sublime erotic romance by Barbra Novac - Take It As It Comes

Tell me about you in this survey – It’ll take 20 seconds.

Survey link

Blog Stats

  • 129,249 hits

Sign up for monthly cheeky irreverant fun and other cool stuff.

Subscribe to Barbra's newsletter

Cross over to the other side! Buy Honest Masks by clicking the image!

Divided by men and women

Contact Info

whyintelligentwomenreadromancenovels(at)barbranovac.com

Be seduced! Your friends need never know! Buy Double Crossed by clicking the link below

Find me on Facebook

Barbra’s Twittering

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 27 other followers

And another survey … if you havn’t had enough of that fun!

Listed in LS Blogs the Blog Directory and Blog Search Engine
Blog Directory & Search engine
Humor Blogs - Blog Rankings
Blogging Fusion Blog Directory
November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  
BlogWithIntegrity.com
The Small Is Beautiful Manifesto