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Are We a Part of the “Manosphere”?

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So today’s article is going to be tackling a bit of a difficult question to answer, mainly because I’m going to be discussing some controversial people and concepts, but I feel like this is an important conversation to have at the present time. So, those of you reading have likely heard about the massive controversies surrounding social media personality Andrew Tate, and with his recent arrest in Romania, conversations about Tate and the principles he espouses are being more hotly discussed than ever. However, it’s not just Andrew Tate at the forefront of these discussions. The controversies surrounding Tate have also led to a broader discussion about the “manosphere” in general. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the “manosphere” is defined as “Websites and internet discussion groups that are concerned with men’s interests and rights as opposed to women’s, often connected with opposition to feminism or dislike of women.” While Andrew Tate is often presented as the face and leader of the “manosphere”, this subculture also consists of other websites and publications that espouse very similar talking points. However, we will mainly be focusing on Tate himself in this article as a means of answering this question: is The Young Gentleman’s Guide a part of the so-called “manosphere” that Andrew Tate is such a prominent leader of? Hopefully by the end of this article, I will have answered that question clearly. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

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Seek out the Company of Other Gentlemen

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! As a bit of background for this, I’ve been a part of a Men’s Ministry run by my church since my senior year of high school, and I must say that it’s been one of the greatest decisions that I’ve ever made in my life. I entered into the Men’s Ministry at a particular low point in my life where it felt like I was digging a huge rut for myself, my faith, and my future, and joining that ministry really was one of the first steps I took to climbing myself out of that rut. Over the past seven years, I’ve been in and out of that ministry due to going away for college and the entire world being shut down because of our response to the mysterious virus of unknown origin. Thankfully, for the last two years, we’ve been back holding our regular Wednesday morning meetings, and it has made me more thankful for this group of fellow Catholic gentlemen than ever. My experience with this Men’s Ministry has taught me one very important thing: if a gentleman surrounds himself with the company of other gentlemen, he will thrive. As is said in Proverbs 27:17 and is constantly repeated by my Men’s Ministry leader, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Today, I wanted to explore the meaning of that Proverb and explain why it’s important for a gentleman to surround himself with the company of other gentlemen. So without any further delay, let’s get started!

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3 More Coffee Companies that Deserve Your Support

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! Yes, today’s article will be another one about coffee, and this time, I’m doing a proper follow-up to this one that I did a while ago. There are just so many coffee companies that make a much better product than many of the major companies like Starbuck’s, Coffee Bean, and Peet’s. So without any further ado, let’s get started!

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5 Underrated Composers Every Gentleman Should Listen To

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! To start, I would like to apologize for not posting anything for so long. I’ve been so incredibly busy since I just started a teaching credential program that has been eating up almost all of my time. While I will continue to be even more busy with it in the coming months, I’ll try to continue to keep posting as often as I can. Moving on from that, in today’s article, I’m going to list five (5) composers that every gentleman should listen to at least once, as well as some of my favorite pieces that they have written. I’m going to avoid listing those select composers that everyone has heard of or whose peices are more popular in the mainstream, such as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, or Sousa. I’m going to try to list certain composers that not as many people have heard of. On top of that, I’m going to try to list composers from various eras of music instead of having all of them come from one era. So without any further delay, let’s get started!

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“Watching the Mountains Grow”

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! To start off, I want to start off with a sincere apology for not having up any articles in the last few weeks. I have been incredibly busy with work, applying for teaching credential programs, and trying to maintain a healthy relationship with my family and girlfriend, plus I’ve also had a hard time trying to find any inspiration to write for the blog. Lo and behold, that inspiration has come back and I should be back to my weekly posting schedule. Now to the point of today’s article, “I’m just watching the mountains grow” is something that my grandpa would say whenever he would sit out in the backyard at his vacation house and just gaze at the Eastern Sierra Mountains in all their majesty. It’s a phrase that has puzzled my family for years, but thanks to some inspiration from my sister and my grandmother, I now understand the meaning of what that phrase says. Today, I hope to share that meaning and wisdom with you. So before this article turns into a full-length novel, let’s get started!