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More manly man-rock from the men of A Voice for Men!

The manly men at A Voice for Men do love their manly music! You may recall the asskickingly asskicking asskickery of “Go My Own Way,” the A Voice for Men anthem, as performed by Jade Michael and the Fuck Their Shit Up Singers Crew. And the “red pill honesty” of Slumberwall’s emo-folk (but totally not wussy) meditation“The Hatred of Women.”

Now, in a post with the dopily macho title “The weekend’s here. Swagger, brothers. Swagger,” AVFM contributor Skeptic presents a new video from his band Dark Star Disco.

No, it doesn’t quite match the terrible grandeur of either of the earlier MRA anthems. The music is utterly unexceptional testosterone-heavy rock-tronica that sounds like it just escaped from the nineties. And it’s 15 minutes long. But Skeptic is quite proud of it, nonetheless. As he describes it, in phrases as clichéd as the song itself:

We are sonically in your face – wall of sound — chainsaw wailing guitar, piercing electro synth and pounding rock rhythms.

Skeptic contributes the guitar – sorry, the “chainsaw wailing guitar” – to the sound. He apparently prefers guitars to women, as they don’t talk back:

I strut on guitar and love it. Nowhere do I feel more alive. Swagger.

I’ve been playing guitar for many years – self-taught. Swagger.

My guitars have helped me cathart during times of feminist insanity more times than I can recall. I truly don’t know how I would have made it this far without playing guitar. For my guitar doesn’t make maddening “man up” BS demands and treat me with misandry as a disposable utility.

The video, even less original, consists of pilfered stock footage of an assortment of putatively manly things, starting with, yes, a missile. (Oh, hello, Dr. Freud1) Let’s let Skeptic describe his creation:

It’s chock full of images men can relate to – a guided missile, eagle and cheetah hunting, jet aircraft and a high powered motorcycle at full throttle, runway dance swagger, military teamwork and bravery, high tech playfulness, raw wilderness, cutting edge scientific research, urban spaces constructed and running at full tilt and moving at a blistering pace into a future city of lights. It’s what men do. It’s cram packed with stuff feminists shit their pants over – unapologetic swaggering masculinity.

I dig it. It’s ballsy.

Just so you know, the “runway dance swagger” in question refers not to a fashion model shaking his or her stuff in a runway show, but to some dude doing a little victory dance on an runway for, like , airplanes.

Of course, Skeptic is making some assumptions here. We don’t actually know the gender of all those flying the planes (or driving the cars, or riding the motorcycle like an asshole) in the video. For the sake of argument, let’s just assume they are all male.

But the cheetah? Either Skeptic thinks all cheetahs are boy cheetahs, or he thinks that girl cheetahs sit on their fat asses eating cheetah bon bons and living off of Cheetalimony. In fact, of course, both male and female cheetahs hunt for their food. That ballsy swaggering masculine cheetah in his video may well be a gal.

If there are any stray misogynists reading this post who are unwilling to accept that female cheetahs can hunt, skip ahead to 1:30 in the video below to see one cheetah mom chase down a gazelle just like the cheetah in Skeptic’s video.

Here, a female cheetah faces down three hyenas to protect her cubs.

In other words, female cheetahs are badasses. So are male cheetahs.

Skeptic is just a plain old jackass.

If any of you actually listened to Dark Star Disco’s little masterpiece, or any of the other songs I linked to above, and need to clear your ears of all that manly man stuff, might I suggest “Crochet,” by Kathleen Hanna’s side project Julie Ruin?

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Historophilia
Historophilia
9 years ago

Hello all, sometime lurker here, this being my first comment.

Just thought I’d point out something that baffled me about this guys choice of a cheetah as an MRA icon. After all, Cheetah’s are definitely not the alpha cat of the African planes. They’re fast and awesome to be sure but as they are built for speed it means they are slender and delicate and cannot hold their own against other big cats. Cheetahs have to be careful once they make a kill that they do not get pushed off it by lions. Cheetah cubs also make a tasty snack for lions and they could kill an adult one pretty easily (one of their paws looks about the size of a Cheetahs head!). Also a Cheetah’s rate of successful kills versus kill attempts is a very low. They’re kinda the beta cat of the plains. I suppose that this just shows that MRA’s, despite pointing to nature and evolution and animal behavior to support half their world views actually know naff all about animals.

You’d think they’d pick a lion is their icon, but since lionesses do nearly all the hunting and male lions lie around and eat and sleep and get laid that kinda puts a hole in their view of how females naturally behave.

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Hi, Historophilia!

So true about ’em knowing naff all about animals. But they’re consistent, you must admit. They know naff all about anything else they write about, too.

Maniacal Goblinoid Nightmare Woman
Maniacal Goblinoid Nightmare Woman
9 years ago

In case nobody else pointed it out; Cheetah’s breed exclusively through rape.
Often gang rape, when Cheetah males from the same litter chase a female on heat until there’s nowhere for her to run. How she feels about this…pass. It’s that “cat’s have pointy cocks” problem again. Suspect the MRA rabble like knowing this about cat penises.
(Sorry if I’m even slightly ruining the kitties for you).

As for metal, there is A LOT that I could be saying but not this late in the day.
So I’ll give a link to what woman and religious person Reverend Rachel Mann has to say on the matter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/7971749/Christians-could-learn-a-lot-about-life-from-heavy-metal-says-cleric.html

…becasue it’s a shorter version of what I’d be groping for.
“Liberative theology of darkness” is her basic message.
It also sounds like Dimmu Borgir track title.

BlackBloc (@XBlackBlocX)

So if you listen to lots of OMGEXTREME metal, after a while it’s like, yeah yeah, dripping entrails, mm hmm, rip out the beating heart – sure, whatever. It’s not just that it’s juvenile and kind of dumb, it’s that after a while it’s boring because your brain just tunes it out.

Well my problem with it is that it’s almost always accompanied by the most misogynistic and homophobic stuff and then when you point that out people go ‘Oh that’s just, like, over the top cartoony violence, nevermind it’. A lot of gore metal fans see nothing wrong with a band named Prostitute Disfigurement for instance. They’ll defend it to the death.

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