The Other Other Men

The Other Other Men

Jul 25, 2013

My discovery of the Manosphere brought me to a shocking realization; I never had a father figure who taught me the importance of being a real man. Instead my father succumbed to the feminist agenda and eventually became its official mouthpiece in my house. The Discovery My accidental discovery of the Manosphere about 2 months ago has its humble beginnings in January 2012. It was the last semester of college and I was mostly preoccupied with finding a job that would please everybody. A friend offhandedly showed me some pickup videos from Simple Pickup and I was instantly hooked. Up until that point I had a pretty frustrating time in college with relationships and dating. I had been with several women and even had a girlfriend, but all the women I dated lacked self-esteem and were carrying a lot of heavy baggage. Come to think of it now, I never really connected with my ex on a deep level and we just stayed around each other for the convenience and validation. The women who had any semblance of self-respect would promptly friendzone me and leave me wondering why the world was so cruel. After seeing those videos, nay, devouring those videos like a fat kid eating cake, I gathered the courage to go out and hit on women in public. I won’t go into the details of my pickup adventures and just say that I’m much better with women than I ever was before. To supplement my newfound obsession with pickup I started reading a lot of literature on self-improvement and self-development. Some of it was good and some of it was bad, but the habit of reading practical literature stuck with me and helped me make a lot of important discoveries about myself. I finally started confronting my personal issues which I had long suppressed for a variety of reasons. Family Issues Fast forward to today and I finally realize that my pickup journey had a much deeper motivation than my sub-par dating life. Growing up, I always held my father in the highest esteem because he is a charismatic and handsome man. He has a wonderful story-telling ability that would keep me...