BREAKING: Gay Former Staffer for Bobby Jindal: He Is Defined By The Anti-Gay Company He Keeps
by Andy TowleAugust 20, 2012 | 7:27pm
August 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm
A real man isn’t hard to find, guys – he’s staring right back at you in your mirror.
Real men, like all other ideals, don’t exist.
lordy lordy says
August 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm
putrid spewings from RICK’s diseased mind in 3…2…1
"The Gay" says
August 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm
why would we be looking for the definition of a real man in a posting from a site named “boy culture”?
August 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Oh, Lord. Well, I watched the entire thing. There were a few intelligent thoughts.
But you know what? Nobody, including me, would have to spend more than 2 minutes in a room with any one of these guys to conclude that they were gay.
The “narrator” or whatever you want to call him, is almost comical, with his effeminate mannerisms and voice offsetting the beard and flannel shirt….which sets the tone for the entire piece.
Why is it that you could pull 20 random straight guys from any segment of society and not one of them would display the effeminacy that is evident in just about every one of these individuals? Or the weirdness?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could pull 20 random gay guys from somewhere and they would look, sound, and act just like the frat boy you knew in college or the guy who works in the office next to you at work or the guy you grew up with from down the block?
But you can’t, can you?
Which is a reflection of how deep the damage is that has been inflected by a homophobic society.
I am glad that some of these guys are at least trying to achieve a male identity, but Lord, oh, Lord do we have a long, long way to go……
August 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Cool story bro.
Sargon Bighorn says
A REAL MAN is those models on the side bar.
August 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm
What took you so long Rick? Just what we need, an article to give you ammunition in your stereotyping. Get a life, nobody cares about what you have to spew forth.
August 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm
@rick ~ so your assertion is that a “real man” can’t have any effeminate mannerisms? How sad your life must be.
August 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm
Cool. Now let’s compare these answers to those of straight men.
August 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm
This Rick stuff is hilariously bad.
This stuff was been going on for YEARS too. Dedication!
“I’m a real man. Rawr.”
Miguel R says
August 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm
@David- LOL. And I don’t usually laugh at comments on Towleroad.
August 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm
One thing is for sure…NONE of these “queens” would fit anyone’s definition…lol
August 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Rick… does your disdain for most gay men keep you from getting laid?
August 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm
One thing is certain: a real man doesn’t have the need to criticize other men because he judges the effeminate.
August 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm
A real man doesn’t think that courage resides in the testicles.
August 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm
I think most of us get some kind of pressure at some point to be a real man. I remember growing up, and at different stages of my life, envying guys who seemed to be automatically above that. Guys who were so nonchalant about their athletic abilities, good looks and masculine charm that other guys just had to envy them all-around. A certain type of alpha male. I guess at some point i realized the best I could do was be a beta to guys like that. And that has been most of my life: both personal and professional. I’m not complaining. I think I provided valuable beta services. But do betas qualify as real men too?
August 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm
Nice try Andrew. I like how you try to turn it around though. Being “a real man” is not dependent on whether or not you are critical of others. That trait is in men, women, gay, straight, masculine or fem…but Rick is certainly the biggest criticizer of all when it comes to people different from him. Grow up.
August 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Don’t know. Don’t care.
August 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm
ANDREW: are you defending Rick or criticizing him? It reads like you are defending him..if not, I apologize.
August 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm
To the bitter comments left in these threads: I promise that you will stop hating and learn to accept yourself, some day. You can unlearn what others have taught you about who you are. It will get better.
August 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm
@Markt You should get some help.
Mike in the Tundra says
August 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm
Rick, perhaps if you had a couple bong hits, you could stand what you see in the mirror.
August 20, 2012 at 11:50 pm
@Gabe: Rick is the last person on the planet that I would defend. I said”a real man doesn’t have the need to criticize other men because he judges the(m) effeminate”. Which Rick does constantly.
August 21, 2012 at 12:06 am
Sorry, the way it was written read like you were defending him and we shouldn’t criticize him who judges the effeminate (cause that’s what he does). Sorry.
August 21, 2012 at 12:21 am
THIS GUY IS REAL DOG
August 21, 2012 at 12:50 am
I’m pretty certain you could pull 20 random straight guys from any segment of society and not one of them would display the endless, bitchy criticism so evident in some gay men…
August 21, 2012 at 1:08 am
I’ll paraphrase what the video said that I agree with (in case folks aren’t patient enough to do the whole thing): “Real” men are comfortable with, and accepting of, themselves, and are equally accepting of and comfortable with others, especially men. There’s no pretense, no showing off, no anxiety about “measuring up”–just a simple “This is who I am; please accept it, as I accept you.” Men who are truly comfortable in their own skin–and can thus make others feel supported, encouraged, comfortable, and even loved–are the best kind of “real men.”
August 21, 2012 at 1:14 am
@DBACK: well said. Someone please pass it along to Rick.
August 21, 2012 at 1:28 am
LOL WTF is this narcissistic crap?? Why are SF queens such douchebags??
August 21, 2012 at 1:38 am
A real man is honestly and unflinchingly himself in all things.
August 21, 2012 at 1:55 am
@Bobn: If you are gay don’t dispair, Most gay men are not like some/many of the bitchy queers who post on this site. If you are straight, don’t judge us all by the bitchy comments of some on this site.
August 21, 2012 at 2:39 am
@bobn: Some of the bitchiest guys I know are straight. Most of them show signs of depression.
August 21, 2012 at 11:11 am
blah, blah, blah…..Sit her in your echo chamber and re-assure each other……even as you lust desperately after masculine straight men.
It doesn’t have to be that way, you know. YOU don’t have to be that way. Really.
And you will NEVER be respected or taken seriously in the social mainstream if you continue with both your behavior and your attitudes.
But you already know that, don’t you?
August 21, 2012 at 11:50 am
One thing for sure, RICK above is not a real man. Not by a long shot.
August 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm
A real man doesn’t need to answer that question.
August 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm
A real man is a man who has the courage to be himself, whether that be manly or fem. Strength comes from courage, not from a beard or big muscles.
Mikey Dallas says
August 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm
If in any way Rick is an example of a “real man”, I don’t ever want to be one.
August 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Hey, Rick, wouldn’t a real man live and let live?
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