Dalrock


The terrible cost of make believe.

Vox has a post up at Alpha Game titled Equality has consequences linking to a breathless Daily Mail piece: Bouncer punches a woman in the FACE after she takes a swing at him in shocking video footage, but was it … Continue reading
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April 18, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Sporty spice defends Springfield Armory’s legacy.

Cane Caldo found an image of the B&S guns billboard that I referenced in my last post. Also, RecoveringBeta pointed out that Springfield Armory has a new marketing campaign focused around women: ..you might check out Springfield Armory’s new ad … Continue reading
Dalrock
April 12, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Kickass conservative gals.

From the discussion of both my post on manface and girlpower characters it is clear that even in the men’s sphere there is much love for “strong women”. In my most recent post the discussion eventually turned to the question … Continue reading
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April 10, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

How much girlpower is too much?

Trailer #2 for the upcoming Transformer movie includes an industrial strength dose of girlpower: The comments on youtube are brutal, including this one from Infamous Greed: I was hoping for some robot on robot beat down, then they had to … Continue reading
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April 7, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Dad teaches how to shave.

As always, it would be petty to point out how petty this is.   Related: Sticking it to the (little) man. How to be a hero.
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April 6, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Was it true love?

I pointed out a few weeks ago that the concept of courtly love has thoroughly changed how we read stories like Gen 29 in the Bible. Where the Bible describes a very raw sexual passion, we see a modern romance … Continue reading
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April 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

What’s worse than man face? The schmoes who are attracted to it.

Instapundit linked to a brutal piece on The Death of Women’s Bodybuilding. Even the author’s ostensible defense of female body builders is devastating: However true that may seem on the onset, in reality, no man has the right to say … Continue reading
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March 31, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

LARPing Lancelot

When researching my recent posts I came across a 2013 blog post by “Word Warrior” Barry Jacobsen titled CHIVALRY IS DEAD, LADIES: AND IT’S (PARTIALLY) YOUR FAULT! Jacobson took the sinking of the Concordia as an opportunity to position himself … Continue reading
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March 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

An eyewitness account of WACF.

By way of Encyclopedia Titanica, the words of Titanic survivor Mrs. Emil Taussig as reported by the New York Times on April 22nd 1912: “Only twenty women were near the boat, and these were put in. My daughter Ruth was … Continue reading
Dalrock
March 29, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Lancelot and the gruesome demand for the Full Titanic Experience.

Five years ago this January the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground at 11:45 PM with 4,252 souls on board. The engine compartments were quickly flooded, and the ship eventually capsized and sank. Miraculously, all but 32 of the souls … Continue reading
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March 27, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Turning on moderation later today.

I’ve been swamped all week and will be even more so over the next few days. I’ll be turning on moderation in a few hours, and probably won’t turn it back off until early next week. In the meantime, if … Continue reading
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March 23, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Is Gen. 29 a modern love story?

Note: This began as a discussion in the comments section of Riding to Lancelot’s rescue, but it seems worthy of making into a quick post. Commenter Kevin asks: I agree that the obsession with romantic love is absurd. But I … Continue reading
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March 21, 2017, 2:25 a.m.

Ovid Game tip: Don’t visit her on her birthday.

In The Allegory of Love C.S. Lewis explains that because the concept of courtly love has fully transformed our view of sexual passion, we misread prior works as if they had the same theme. He uses the example of Ovid’s … Continue reading
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March 20, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Riding to Lancelot’s rescue.

Several commenters have objected to my previous post, including Hugh Mann: I think our gracious host doth read too much into these tales – I was brought up on them, and in none of the printed retellings popular in the … Continue reading
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March 17, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Fighting for his Lady’s honor.

I’ve touched on this before, but I think the chivalrous story of Lancelot fighting for Guenevere’s honor in Chrétien de Troyes Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart is worthy of a dedicated post. I should note that I have not read … Continue reading
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March 15, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Feminism in a picture.

The Village Voice has a great picture of a statue placed on Wall Street for International Women’s Day. Last night, on the eve of International Women’s Day, news outlets and social media seized on the mysterious appearance of a statue … Continue reading
Dalrock
March 9, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Sticking it to the (little) man.

Alanna Vagianos at Huffington Post is excited to announce that for the month of March the Brawny Man will be doing his best Caitlin Jenner impersonation: The Brawny Man just became the Brawny Woman. A new video campaign from paper … Continue reading
Dalrock
March 3, 2017, 4 p.m.

Missed a spot.

The ugly feminist compulsion to mark all things masculine as feminine knows no bounds. As single mother Emily McCombs at The Huffington Post explains, now ugly feminist mothers have turned to marking their own sons as feminine in a futile … Continue reading
Dalrock
March 1, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

A god we must obey.

14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. — 1 Tim 2:14-15, ESV Minesweeper was … Continue reading
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Feb. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Go.

I am inspired by the immense wisdom of Sugar to write to all of the married men who want to break up their families but lack the courage to do what their heart is screaming is right. Go. Do it … Continue reading
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Feb. 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.