Zebulon McCain

Ethos of Men blog

The War on Men

Ultimately, I believe that women (despite their argument to the contrary) instinctively prefer their men to be masculine as opposed to effeminate, that we be capable of setting boundaries as well as being emotionally hardened providers and protectors.  Women do not want to be protectors or keepers of men; they are built to nurture children …

The Ego is Necessary

 A June 2019 Vice magazine online article entitled “The pursuit of High Self Esteem is Making us Miserable” mentions that the term “self-esteem” comes from 1890, but the theory that it could be tied to success in life dates to 1969. The article adds that the modern “self-esteem movement” truly began with a task force …

Grit

  The first Ethos of Men book addresses the positive effects of practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  In this article, we are exploring the toughness, perseverance, and fighting spirit that is embodied in BJJ and how that mindset spills into and affects the everyday life of its practitioners.  Even outside the gym, these guys have an …

Father Support

Being a father is truly awesome, yet it comes with a shit load of challenges.  Being a man is one thing, fatherhood is a level up.  We take on a whole new list of expectations and obligations as a father.  Society has no shortage of people reproducing haphazardly, but there is a severe shortage of …

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Striving for a conflict free life and the necessary mental gymnastics to maintain it are ridiculous.  Men are over domesticating themselves into an unhealthy state.  We allow others to manipulate us by reacting to them… with our agreeableness. We might like to think that we are being patient and cooperative, but I consider it an …

Gear Testing

Ethos of Men is pleased to announce we will be working with http://www.elitesports.com and http://www.borntough.com to torture test some of their products here at the local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym. After a few competitive sessions on the grappling mat and the MMA training camp we will let you guys know with a review post on …

Hormone Cycles of the Human Female

The fact that the genders have remarkably different reproductive functions tell me that our respective male and female brains are quite different.  How can the genders possibly think alike when each has such distinctive functions?  Even how each gender experiences love surely is different from one another.  I believe how a female experiences the feeling …

Musings on Masculinity

First, a big thank you to those that purchased and read my first book Ethos of Men.  For those that have not, it is a politically incorrect guide to developing masculinity that examines the sociopolitical climate that men in the United States face today.  The aftereffects of feminism, the dating and mating market as well …

What is Jiu Jitsu?

When Joel Garza moved his family from Wichita Kansas to Salida Colorado back in 2019 and considered starting a martial arts school, he didn’t have high hopes.  His martial artist friends in Wichita cautioned him that small town Colorado might not be the best place to start a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy, that mountain people …

Where Have all the Good Men Gone?

Many years ago, while working on a residential construction project our small crew had the unfortunate experience of witnessing our general contractor’s new wife show up on site to berate and belittle him in front of us.  Throughout, he merely shuffled from one foot to the other and gave a nervous laugh or two.  Some …

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