There is an interesting philosophical conversation — that is to say, an eminently practical conversation going on at the moment in a corner of the manosphere.
While public — the links that I am including below will send you there — right now the conversation is among scarcely a dozen thinkers/bloggers. Since you will be observing a present conversation that draws upon previous blogs and comments that are months and years old, let me provide a bit of context about the major writers and commenters you will encounter.
Dalrock is the host of a Christian manosphere blog, dalrock.wordpress.com. This blog is primarily for men who have “taken the red pill” — often belatedly and reluctantly after severely bad experiences with women, usually Christian women, and frequently involving “frivorce,” the common shorthand for frivolous divorce, in which they have lost custody of their children. His blog offers a place for pretty uninhibited commentary, and is characterized by strong anti-feminism. He has been posting for about three years.
Novaseeker is a frequent commenter at Dalrock’s blog, and is the host of the blog to which I have made the links below. He has also written one of the articles, and participates in the comments
Escoffler is the third writer. He wrote the first article as a guest post at Novaseeker’s blog, and got the conversation going. He takes a philosophical-history point of view, and discusses Machiavelli and Martin Luther, and their continuing influence in the modern world, with a considerable degree of insight. He examines their relationship to the problems of “modernity” and, by extension, the current ascendancy of feminism in Western thought and behavior.
The first link is Escoffler’s original article, and the reaction of commenters to it. The proximate motivation for the article was the fact that Dalrock excluded “Matthew King,” another writer, from posting comments at his blog.
The second link is Novaseeker’s follow-up article and comments.
Suggestion: If you have time to read only one of the posts, read the second one. I found it helpful to provide context for men who are concerned about why the evangelical church is in the midst of failure in its “culture wars.” Which includes not only its situation regarding sexual politics, but also war and materialism.
If you are new to the manosphere, go to my earlier post here, ‘Orbiting the Manosphere,’ for information and links to important background information, events, and people involved.
I am hoping for some good pro-, con-, and otherwise- commentary here. If participation warrants, I will post a link back to here at the original posting site.