Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot

Feminist author Petula Dvorak at The Washington Post wrote that the standard office temperature of 22° C is a sexist plot:

So there you have it: the gender divide, thermostat edition. All these women who actually dress for the season — linens, sundresses, flowy silk shirts, short-sleeve tops — changing their wardrobes to fit the sweltering temperatures around them.

And then there are the men, stalwart in their business armor, manipulating their environment for their own comfort, heaven forbid they make any adjustments in what they wear.

That’s right, my friends. Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot.

Following the above, another feminist Radhika Sanghani from The Telegraph goes on Sky News explaining why office air conditioning is sexist. Watch the video:

They are saying that the standard office temperature of 22° C is suitable for men whereas most women freeze at that temperature. The ideal temperature for women is 25° C. Therefore, keeping the temperature at which women freeze is a sexist plot of men to oppress women.

Except that they choose to ignore that in offices men tend to wear ankle-length pants and short or long sleeved shirts. Not to mention many men are required to wear a neck-tie and a blazer jacket. Also, men are hairier. If men wore sleeveless shirts and shorts, and shaved all their body hair below their eyebrows, they too would feel colder.

Anyone with half a brain would know why women feel colder in the office. But she makes it easier. In the video above, at POS 1:45 she says: “…we actually can’t dress fashionably for summer…”. That explains where the problem lies. Gotcha!

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If women could dress appropriately for the office instead of wearing skimpy clothes that are more appropriate for the sunny beach with 35° C temperature, they too would feel as comfortable as men in the office. Anyone who has worked a day in a modern office knows that women dress at work, just as everywhere else, like models and reveal way more skin than men. It is then preposterous to complain about feeling cold. But that is feminism!

It is shocking to hear her say things like: “One of the biggest problems is that often in offices it is men who control temperature… Women sit there in the corner feeling absolutely frozen… and nothing’s being done to help them…” Like it is the biggest problem women are facing in the world. Now the air conditioning is also oppression of women at the hands of men they need to be saved from.

So what is the gimmick here? I tend to agree with this redditor who says:

I reckon the power play here is that of attire. If they can get men out of suits while simultaneously getting women into skimpier clothes the power shifts in their favour.

As a side note, interestingly, both Petula Dvorak and Radhika Sanghani conform to the pattern of feminists being ugly.

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Ugly feminist Petula Dvorak
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Ugly feminist Radhika Sanghani

Ten Ways To Live Frugally And Intelligently

Masculinity is not only about physical strength and aggressive behavior but also, among other things, about patience, composure and overall intelligent living.

The present day social environment is increasingly filled with toxic ideologies and information disseminated by the popular media and by anybody with an internet connection and a blog. Therefore, I think that masculinity in the present day has an added meaning of being able to wade through the misinformation-overload of the unprecedented scale and live in a way that is least harmful to oneself, and most beneficial to the society. After all, it is men who build and run the society (for the most part).

We are living in the consumer culture. It is a culture wherein individuals are constantly encouraged to buy stuff, even the stuff that they don’t need. Through systematic brainwashing the corporations are creating needs in people’s minds that would never have arisen otherwise. Where there is a corporation, there is a system in place that ensures that all the money that you earn (mostly from working for one of them) goes back right to the corporations. And they are present in almost every sphere of life today. Foods, clothing, entertainment, electronics, media, everywhere!

In a world like this, frugal living is intelligent living. As a man, one must know to live intelligently.

Below are some of the ways towards that end:

1) Do without accessories, except a wrist-watch

I am referring to accessories like chains, bracelets or wrist-bands, rings etc. made of metal or any other material that many men wear. Such accessories are for women and feminine men.

Women traditionally have been adorning their bodies with accessories to attract attention of men. Men need no such thing. For men, it is their masculine attitude which comprises of strength, confidence, composure, etc. that creates attraction in the opposite sex.

The only accessory that I find useful is a wrist-watch. Get a sturdy watch that has an eye-catching dial, and either metal or resin strap. Leather straps soon turn smelly with sweating, and otherwise are not as durable as metal or resin straps. I currently have a Casio Illuminator watch with resin strap which has a dial that is both digital and analogue. It sports a look that is suitable for both formal and casual settings.

Keep in mind the objectives: A single watch that is 1) durable, 2) has a dial that stands out 3) is suitable for formal as well as casual setting, and 4) is low to moderately priced.

2) Have single pair of jeans, and a few plain t-shirts

Have only one pair of jeans and a few (three to four) plain cotton t-shirts. Go for jeans of the fit that is currently in fashion and get them in dark color (indigo or dark grey). For t-shirts, keep them plain and of the colors that are in contrast with the jeans. Light grey, yellow and khaki are some of the best colors in my opinion as they don’t easily show the signs of aging unlike black, navy blue, brown etc. that take on a lighter shade after a number of washes. Light gray, for example, would not betray that it is being worn for months unless it is torn or has got holes in it. Plain white t-shirt is also good, except that it would catch stains easily.

A pair of branded jeans might cost you somewhat dearly but they last a long time. Jeans are rugged and durable clothing. A one-time investment should last you at least a couple of years. Plain t-shirts on the other hand are normally the cheapest of clothing articles in a mall, even the good quality ones. Go for low to mid-range ones and do not compromise much on quality because one of the primary goals is also durability.

On a well-toned body this combination looks classy any day. There is no need to go for colorful and flashy jeans and shirts like you are going for a party. Flashy clothing is for women and feminine men who lack natural traits in their personality to make them attractive.

This does not mean that you would have no other clothes. You might occasionally need some party wear and a few formal clothes if your workplace requires wearing formals. The above, however, should comprise your go-to wear for hanging out with friends, going out on casual occasions, picnics and even on dates.

3) Say no to junk food

I read this advice somewhere: Be skeptical of eating anything that did not exist when your grandfather was a kid. It is a great advice if you see through it.

Modern food industry through prolific use of advertising seems to have convinced people that they are supposed to eat virtually all the time. A zillion varieties of processed and junk foods are available in a zillion different types of packaging or are served in restaurants at nearly every street corner. Now people want to eat when they are travelling, taking a stroll, or even when they are just bored!

Most of the food that the urban population is eating is useless, and harmful. All processed foods, that is, foods that come in packets, tins, bottles, are junk. All foods made of white flour are junk. Out go the window all bread items (even the so-called whole grain bread) like pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. All food items that are deep-fried are junk. All food items made with excessive use of butter, cheese, mayonnaise, sauces and spices are junk. As far as I know, all Chinese food is junk too. A rule of thumb: Just about all the food that is “fast” and advertised is junk.

Eat home-made food. Food made with wheat flour, like roti. Curries made with pulses and fresh vegetables, brown rice, salad,.. If you need to munch on something for time-pass, eat nuts. I am vegetarian, so I don’t know much about non-veg food, but I would say avoid eating anything that is preserved and cooked in a way that kills nutrients and adds a lot of fat to it. And while we are at it, eat heavy meals only when hungry and never stuff your stomach.

I am not proposing ascetic life here. It is impossible to stay away from temptation to eat junk food 100% of the times. However, setting a rule around it helps. You can set a rule to have the aforementioned junk food only once a week, or twice at most. That is my rule at this time. Someone with more discipline may keep it once a month or so.

If you are not already practicing moderation, ask yourself how much money you spend on the junk food and you might be surprised. It is a great money saver as well as immensely benefits health. Makes it much easier to keep the body in good shape. When the body is healthy, so is the mind.

4) Don’t smoke, drink or dope

If you smoke, drink, or dope as a habit then there is no point reading this guide any further. You are wasting your money and damaging your body and mind in such major way that all other efforts at self-improvement are futile.

Smoking occasionally (one or two cigarettes a month), and that too only when it has some instrumental benefit or the company necessitates it, is fine. Likewise, moderate social drinking is fine. But if you can’t resist the urge to smoke or drink then consider yourself to be way past the limit. As for doping, you should strictly keep away from every form of it. It is not worth your money and precious health.

Only a stupid person would be slave to his addictions.

5) Walk instead of using transportation

Make it a compulsive habit to walk short to moderately long distances instead of taking a vehicle or using public transportation. If you are short of time for where you have to reach, well, then walk faster!

I walk around three kilometers every day, which is because I don’t have scope to walk more. I wouldn’t mind walking up to ten kilometers a day or some more. If your circumstances allow you to walk about ten kilometers in a day, consider yourself lucky and walk.

Going to the market, hanging out with friends, running errands, going between home and the train station to and from work,.. All this can be done walking instead of using transportation.

6) Use low-end smartphone, till it goes outdated

Smartphone is a necessity. Using a smartphone as against a basic mobile phone increases one’s productivity tremendously. However, a low-end Android phone today does almost everything that a phone which is ten-times costlier does. Besides, the technology advances so fast that the features of today’s high-end phone would become available in the low-end phone in a year’s time.

The phone that I currently use is Motorola E series Android phone. It is sturdily built and has battery life matching that of high-end phones. It may lack some fancy features, but if you ask yourself what gains in productivity do people using the high-end phones achieve vis-à-vis those not using those phones, you will hardly find any. Mostly it just boils down to snob appeal. Men need not fall for it.

Corporations don’t want to manufacture products to last long. They not only want you to buy stuff you don’t need, but also want you to keep buying. It is called planned obsolescence. It means that a phone or a computer you would buy today is purposely designed to become obsolete before its physical life ends. They upgrade OS’s and technical specs at short intervals, so the phone you own today would not run the software/apps a few years later even if your phone is in good condition. Most people are gullible enough to change their phones in much shorter duration by falling into the trap these companies lay for them. Do not be one of them.

I have a friend who used an Android phone for 4 years till it went bad. His OS version (Android Froyo) did not support many of the apps that the subsequent versions of the OS did, but it did support many of the essential apps and that did the job for him. Do not be the fool to go and buy the latest device every time they are launched. Get new phone only and only when your current phone stops working or becomes absolutely outdated. You are not losing much, if anything at all.

7) Don’t go to expensive gym

Unless you aim to become muscular body-builder, there is no need to go to a gym at all. Buy dumbbells, a rod and a few weights, a bench, and learn exercises that can be done at home. You don’t necessarily need everything that I mentioned. A couple of dumbbells would suffice for basic exercises. YouTube is a great place to learn about various exercises and diet for fitness.

A half hour of weightlifting at home and an hour of walking outdoors should be sufficient for you to be the healthiest person in the neighborhood. If you can’t exercise every day, do it at least three days in a week.

8) Buy second-hand things

Barring electronics and clothes, there are many things that can be bought second-hand. Furniture, exercise weights, bicycle, books, etc. are some of the things that don’t spoil easily and if you find them in good condition they may give you years of usage with minimum spending.

Nowadays there are many websites (Olx.com for one) where you can buy second-hand stuff directly from the people who want to sell them. Take advantage of fools who want to sell perfectly good stuff as they are running on the hedonic treadmill of relentless consumerism.

9) Don’t use shampoo and deodorant

As a man you don’t need to use shampoo, and certainly not deodorant. There are alternatives to these products that not only cost nothing but also give surprisingly great results. See my detailed post about it.

10) Don’t spend crazy money on women, take the Red Pill

Only men who don’t really understand women spend money on fancy gifts and expensive dinners for women. Without the right personality the money you spend on women would bring you no success with them. And with the right personality women would love you even if you don’t spend a dime on them.

Gifts and dinners are overrated. I have had a hot girl who would give me sex and cook for me every time I went to her place. I never took her out to dinner, holiday, or gave her any gift. Not even a birthday present. I saw her for a few months and the total amount of money I spent on her is literally zero. And yet on my birthday I got an expansive shirt from her!

Most men in the world have no clue what women find attractive in men, and consequently they are terrible with women. Fortunately, today we have internet and there are many great men writing blogs to enlighten men about the nature of women, and a lot more about being a man.

Take the Red Pill. Follow these blogs in the mesosphere:

They would cover every aspect of masculinity from seduction and game, to hygiene and style, to society and politics. Everything that is needed to make one an exemplary man.

Confessions by Women Settling for Niceguys

In this post I mentioned:

[…] the dynamics of sexual marketplace change after women reach the age of 30, more so after they cross mid-30’s, depending on the “market” conditions. As women grow older their SMV (sexual market value) declines and they look to nice guys to settle down with.

In the red-pill literature it is called The Wall. A point in life of a woman when she suddenly realizes that she is no longer youthful and is failing to attract attention of men. The wall usually comes by the age of 30. For some exceptional women it would come a bit later but it would come as surely as death.

A beautiful woman in her youth does not live in the reality. Reality that the rest of the women who are fat and ugly, and all men except the filthy rich celebrities live in. After she hits the wall, however, the tables are turned against her in the sexual marketplace and the brutal reality strikes her. It is then that she realizes that she needs to settle down, before it is too late, with a nice guy she has been rejecting in her prime as she was getting pumped and dumped by the exciting alpha jerk-boys.

The modern woman who marries as late as in her thirties is doing so because she has been chasing the mythical True Love or The One in the bad-boys she is biologically wired to get attracted to. Removal of sexual restrictions on women and the brainwashing from romance novels and movies have given rise to this nightmare of a situation.

Dailymail has published some confessions from the women, through the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper, who have settled for nice guys post wall:

  • ‘I feel I settled for my boyfriend. Like I couldn’t do any better than him. I feel like that makes me a terrible person. I just don’t want to be alone anymore.’
  • ‘I’m so afraid of ending up alone that I’m settling for a mediocre relationship that I don’t want.’
  • ‘I settled for my nice guy… because the man I really love will never love me like he does.’
  • ‘I’m settling for a man that I know is not meant for me; but only because the man I truly love is doing the same.’
  • ‘I’m settling for a guy I’m lukewarm about because I’m too old to find ‘the one’ I want a baby and he’ll be a good father.’
  • ‘I don’t think my husband is attractive, but I know emotionally he’s good for me so I settled.’
  • ‘I fear I’m settling for him because on paper he’s everything I always thought I wanted.’

They are depressing, but like all red-pill truths, they can be liberating too. For they provide for men great insight into the nature of woman.

The Media is Spineless Puppet of Feminists

A few days ago Glamour magazine published an article with 13 tips for women to make a man fall in love with them. It created such an uproar on Twitter that they had to take it down with an apology for publishing “sexist” and “misogynistic” advice. The link to that article now displays the below message:

If you are looking for 13 Little Things That Can Make a Man Fall Hard for You, it is no longer available. For a quick explanation of why, here’s our response, posted Monday.

We’ve been taking some heat for a post on man-pleasing tips that ran here a few days ago—and honestly, we kinda asked for it. (That’s the consensus across the Internet and even within our own ranks). We hear you, tweeters—and we agree.

Below is the original list of 13 things for women to make a man fall for them:

  1. Stocking the fridge with his favorite drinks. Bonus points: Bring him back to his fraternity days by handing him a cold one as he steps out of the shower.
  2. Making him a snack after sex. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal—a simple grilled cheese or milk and cookies will do.
  3. Emailing him the latest online gossip about his favorite TV show. You don’t have to have a BFF at HBO. Just share applicable links from your Twitter feed and pat yourself on the back.
  4. Bragging about him to your friends, family, the stranger on the street corner—whomever. Proclamations of pride will make his chest puff out and his heart swell.
  5. Answering the door in a negligée—or, better yet, naked.
  6. Being open to what he wants to try in the bedroom and out. An open mind is attractive no matter your playground.
  7. Letting him help solve your petty work problem. Many men don’t do gossip, but they do like to fix things.
  8. Spitting out sports stats for his favorite team. Showing an interest in his favorite players will earn you points on and off the field.
  9. Making a big deal out of his favorite meal. Does he like hot dogs cut up into his boxed mac-and-cheese? Serve it on a fancy tray in bed to really see him smile.
  10. Treating his friends as well as you treat your own. If you win their affections, you’ll win his heart.
  11. Sitting side-by-side while he watches his favorite TV. It may not feel like quality time to you, but it’s the besttime to him.
  12. Giving him a massage—happy ending completely optional. In fact, a foot rub works just fine.
  13. Taking him back to third grade with a gentle tease over anything from how you’ll dominate him on the basketball court to the weird way he just styled his hair.

It is an excellent list, and I am pleasantly surprised that in this age of cultural degeneration and civilizational decline a mainstream women’s magazine could come up with such high quality advice. It is a shame that they succumbed to the pressures from the feminists.

It shows that the power of social-media-in-the-wrong-hands has reached alarmingly dangerous heights. The media have become mere puppets of the politically-correct, with no spine of their own, spreading only ideologies which the masses choose for them.

Different Standards for Men and Women, Not Double Standard

Keoni Galt writes here:

What men bring to the table and what women bring to the table in what we now refer to as the institution of Marriage 1.0, were two different assets to be exchanged for the mutual benefit of the children created by their union.

Men’s primary marital asset was their resources and ability to labor to acquire more resources, to support the family. Men with lesser means or abilities to provide were (and usually still are) viewed as less desirable marriage material, regardless of his sexual history.

Women’s primary martial asset was their guarantee to their husbands that children born of their union where his. Women with an openly promiscuous past are viewed as less desirable marriage material because of the greater chances of cuckoldry and infidelity, regardless of her ability to be a provider.

It’s not that there is a double standard, it’s just that there is two different standards: one for men, one for women – and the standards for each are simply based on what they each brought to the table by virtue of the formerly accepted and widely understood division of labor, which was based on gender sex. This was the essential paradigm of the institution we now refer to as marriage 1.0.

There cannot be this so-called sexual double-standard, because a man’s contribution to the nuclear family unit was his capacity to be a provider, not his sexual purity. A woman could find a willing virgin who has no provider capacity to marry her…but her own hypergamous instincts would cause her to view him as less than adequate in terms of marriage material, his sexual purity notwithstanding.

Women complaining about this mythical double-standard, would be the equivalent to men complaining that more marriages should have the women be the providers while the men stay home, keep house and raise the kids.

It kind of presents the old wine in the new (and I may say better) bottle. Instead of explaining away the double standard by differences in sexual biology of man and woman, he posits that there is no double standard at all – just different standards for men and women in the society.

It makes more sense. It is double standard when two identical beings are treated differently. However, men and women are different in a lot of ways, especially so in the sphere of sexuality. And the differences are apparent in their behavior. It is then not double standard at all if men and women are expected to live up to the different standards corresponding to their different sexual biology and nature.