What is it that makes a man a man?

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    Sep 02, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    discuss
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    Honesty
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    NPR had a pretty good series on this topic.
    http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america

    Specifically..
    http://www.npr.org/2014/08/22/339831032/in-changing-america-gay-masculinity-has-many-different-shades
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    Testosterone.
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    having a big dick obviously
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    David3K saidhaving a big dick obviously

    I knew someone would lower the tone lol icon_razz.gif

    I was curious to know if people would reply with scientific/physical answers, spiritual answers, old fashioned ideas about being a patriarchal society or more character based answers.
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    dannyboyUK said
    David3K saidhaving a big dick obviously

    I knew someone would lower the tone lol icon_razz.gif

    I was curious to know if people would reply with scientific/physical answers, spiritual answers, old fashioned ideas about being a patriarchal society or more character based answers.


    You should have waited for more replies.
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    For me, two things;

    1. The presence of XY chromosomes in their karyotype
    2. The presence and development of primary sexual characteristics

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    Sep 02, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    Wyatt saidFor me, two things;

    1. The presence of XY chromosomes in their karyotype
    2. The presence and development of primary sexual characteristics



    So according to you this is a man
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    For me, you have characteristics and features which are manly and others which are womanly (penis vs. vagina, hairy vs. smooth etc.) so seeing it as a scale, after a certain number of characteristics i deem that person a male or female or neither. It's subjective. For me a man with a vagina but all other manly features is a man.
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    David3K said
    Wyatt saidFor me, two things;

    1. The presence of XY chromosomes in their karyotype
    2. The presence and development of primary sexual characteristics



    So according to you this is a man
    wvph6r.jpg


    In theory yes.

    However whether or not that individual identifies as a man is a whole other story.
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    JustaGuy1 saidHonesty


    So females can't be honest? Seriously dude.....are you always high?
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
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    JustaGuy1 saidHonesty

    So females can't be honest? Seriously dude.....are you always high?

    This guy's been posting while on drugs all day
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    You gotta take out the trash and mow the lawn.
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    Balls, dick, testosterone, all of this.

    But on top of this physical shit is honesty and bravery.

    Tommy
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
    JustaGuy1 saidBalls, dick, testosterone, all of this.

    But on top of this physical shit is honesty and bravery.

    Tommy


    I......eh..icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    You don't get it, do you?

    Tommy
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    Sep 03, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    Wyatt said
    David3K said
    Wyatt saidFor me, two things;

    1. The presence of XY chromosomes in their karyotype
    2. The presence and development of primary sexual characteristics



    So according to you this is a man
    wvph6r.jpg


    In theory yes.

    However whether or not that individual identifies as a man is a whole other story.


    You can't say for sure because you haven't seen its chromosomes or its primary sex characteristics.

    On another note: If a man suffers the loss of his genitalia through either disease or accident, he would cease being a man?
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    Sep 03, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
    If
    by Rudyard Kipling

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.
  • Apparition

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    Sep 03, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    when you are the boss and arrive at 830 for a 800 meeting and are a woman, you say "sorry I am late"

    a man will say "let's begin"

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    Sep 04, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vYJG3ZEd3PI
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    Sep 04, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    A man has the utmost respect for women whether or not he fucks them. A man also has the utmost respect for brotherhood whether or not he fucks them either.