Author Archives: Martel

A Hopeful Sign?

I also sometimes write for Ricochet, a members-only discussion site.  Politically, it includes a broad cross-section of the right:  everybody from hardcore anti-Republican survivalists to squishy moderates, social conservatives, libertarians, members of the dreaded “establishment” and Tea Party activists, traditional … Continue reading

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Soldiering On

Reader Anon called attention to the fact that I’ve not yet discussed my experience in the military in much detail.  Being as my experience has broader implications and that it’s Veteran’s Day, I’ve decided to indulge him. My two tours … Continue reading

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Failing Faster

Among the difficulties men face after a feminized upbringing is that of finding a proper balance regarding to risk-taking.  The caution the women who raised him can become internalized, thus making him overly hesitant to make the bold decisions required … Continue reading

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The Forgotten

No, I’m not referring to myself, even though it’s been forever since I’ve posted here. I’m currently staying in an Airbnb flat in a quasi-European country.  For those of you not familiar with how Airbnb works, you rent out all … Continue reading

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The Best Article on Campus ‘Rape Culture’ Yet

Not much commentary from me, but I really think that this article by Heather MacDonald deserves a lot of attention. Some choice quotes [emphasis mine]: It’s a lonely job, working the phones at a college rape crisis center. Day after … Continue reading

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Anecdotal Evidence

The other night I encountered a Bulgarian-American woman just before closing time in a bar.  She was cute (albeit not gorgeous) and seemed to be in her late twenties.  She spoke English with a slight Bulgarian accent, and as I … Continue reading

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Outlier Amplification Effect (Updated)

I believe that even most of us in the Manosphere who believe that men and women are fundamentally distinct allow for the existence of outliers:  men who love decorating and nurturing, high-T women with a killer competitive instincts. Unfortunately (especially … Continue reading

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