Stupid, Effeminate Poses

UPDATE: I value wit more than crassness – just a heads up if you want to win.

I spend a good portion of my week digging through sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, the Fancy and others in an attempt to find content worth writing about. While there is plenty of good stuff out there, it seems like there is even more that is worse, and one thing that keeps popping up is the effeminate posing of all-too-many male models

A favorite complaint of feminists is how women are portrayed as sexually submissive or simply as pieces of meat on things like advertisements and movie posters. The irony of hating on women posing like women has been addressed countless times and is not really the point of this post. However, it’s funny for me to see them up in arms about women posing like women while the men are subject to poses just as effeminate and submissive.

Posture and body language are a huge aspect of conveying masculinity as was discussed in the comments section of last week’s post about dressing too perfectly. Here are more examples of just how unmanly even the most stylish or swole men can look when they’re posed submissively.

behind the head

self protecting

forearm hold

can't stop touching

neck hold

 swole and girly

These are all terrible but this one takes the cake:


So here’s what I’m going to do – I’ll give a free Basic Consultation to whoever can come up with the best caption for this guy. You have until the end of the night Sunday to make your comment.

PS. I’m having a holiday sale. You can get a Basic Consultation for only $15 and that $15 applies to new clients pursuing Event or Online Consultations as well.


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Tanner is the founder and primary author of Masculine Style. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and two kids, and helps run Beckett & Robb - a men's clothing company built around custom suits and shirts.



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or just”Look at this motherf*cker…” works well too.

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I came here to see some hot pictures of men in submissive poses and was rewarded with a bunch of broken links and a lecture on how feminists are evil. Would not recommend.

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