At times while reading Androphilia: A Manifesto Rejecting the Gay Identity, Reclaiming Masculinity, I imagined the author—like Morpheus in the first Matrix movie. Androphilia has ratings and 21 reviews. Aidan said: There are parts in this book I do agree with (almost all of it in the first half), but there’s al. Androphilia is a rejection of the overloaded gay identity and a return to a Androphilia is a manifesto full of truly dangerous ideas: that men can.

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The only reason why I gave it 3 stars should really be 2. If this is the case, then it is natural for men who feel as he does to insist that such a feeling cannot be indecent or perverse.

Homosexuals are men — men who happen to be attracted to other men. Queer Theory, Gender Theory. Yes, straight men admire masculinity in other men and in themselves — but this is often not something that is brought fully to consciousness. Anddophilia are a few select great ideas about taking to task feminism and the gay establishment backed up with absurd rightest theory and ‘social darwinsim’.

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Sexuality of male-to-female transsexuals. Lists with This Zndrophilia. I also recognize a niggling desire to finish the book just to prove I’m MAN enough to do, just to take up his challenge to read through his blithering social androphiliia political opinions to try to take it seriously for long enough to hear him out I suppose it should be no surprise that someone who has found his desire is directed towards other men would have thought about masculinity and have useful and interesting insights into the nature of ‘manliness’.

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What other man can both embody the spirit of manhood and revere it with such perfect devotion? Actually what it means is that andropholia are potentially hyper -masculine. Why they’ve been presented as arguments against same-sex marriage specifically is unclear. The Will to Change.


It DOES have implications for hetero man, as Manifeeto think many of the arguments he makes could be published in a book without any reference to homosexuality. It is true that we admire unselfconscious figures like Siegfried or Arjuna, because they seem to possess a certain purity.

What is more infuriating is the manner in which he criticises the stereotypical “sissy” gay yet then encourages gays to be the manly men that is universally understood of courseby using other stereotypes as examples! Such terms eliminate the need to specify the subject and focus instead on the desired partner. I don’t buy his approximations and generalizations on gay men, even though I know there is some degree of truth in them for some. My life with a transgender husbandp.

It means saying no to yourself and your improper urges.

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But I really think this is a matter of semantics. For completeness, a lesbian is a gynephilic woman, a woman who likes other women. Krishna taught him that he is indeed a plaything of forces over which he has no control. That being said, only half of the book is about the gay culture and gay identity, about half is also concerned with the nature of masculin I had read and enjoyed Jack Donovan’s book “The Way of Men” and when I came across Androphiliawhile browsing the net, I decided to give it a try.


Race, Gender, and the State. The further I read this wonderful book, the more I had felt that my instincts had proven to be right all along. Someone else who is willing to break the chains that the ‘LGB’ community has shackled us with. Phil rated it it was ok Feb 02, Androphilia is a rejection of the overloaded gay identity and a return to a discussion of homosexuality in terms of desire.

Androphilia is for those men who never really bought what the gay community was selling. It made me feel that I wasn’t crazy, and that I can be a man without subscribing to the world of drag shows and diva-fronted pop music just because I’m a homosexual. Psychotherapy for transsexual candidates screened out of surgery. I’m not a homosexual so i don’t think this book was written for me.

They are masculine men who see their own masculinity as a virtue, thus they cannot identify with what Donovan calls the Gay Party i. It is clear that Malebranche does not regard them as equals to men, and to me that means he thinks of them as less than human.

Mahifesto — Androphilia by Jack Donovan.