Self-Defense for Men
Men have always needed all the help they can get. According to Friedrich Nietzsche,
"The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the
most dangerous plaything." And that was in the distant past.
More recently, women can play all the dangerous sports that men have been playing, so we
can spread the injuries around. But at the same time, women are getting muscles and skills
that are making them more dangerously physically. There are female boxers and wrestlers
and even football players. In Ireland there are "Ladies" versions of the rough Gaelic
Football, Hurling, etc. The inescapable conclusion is that men need to trade in their
six-packs of beer for six-packs of abdominal muscles.
The best defense is a good offense. Men can find some of the best counsel at
The Art of Manliness, such things as how to
carve a turkey (have you ever seen a woman do it?), change a tire, drive a stick shift car,
install a toilet, or make a handsome and handy wooden bottle opener (just kiddin'). And
even take the Navy Seal underwater knot tying test!