As a follow-up to this post below, James Lileks has a devastating take-down here. Excerpt:
. . . have men unilaterally decided to project an aura of servility, errancy, femininity and weakness? (It’s certainly easier to live that way. Easier to curl up than stand up, to coin an annoyingly facile phrase.) These aren’t exactly qualities that women appreciate, despite all the nonsense we were told in the 60s and 70s. There are some women, no doubt, who want sunken-chested twits who embody the Dan Hill school of masculinity – you know, sometimes when we touch the honesty’s too much and I have to close my eyes and hide approach. Most don’t.