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From Encyclopedia Dramatica
A nu-male is a specific type of beta male that has surfaced in the 2010's in an attempt to redefine what manhood means, specifically white malehood, in the wake of the Civil Rights movement and Third-Wave Feminism. But in the process of doing so, they've become a humongous joke, and no one outside of liberal Hellholes like San Francisco takes them seriously. Despite their permeation in modern Western society, they exist simply to show people how one should NOT live if they wish to be treated with respect by their peers, and especially women.
So where did they come from?
The Greatest Generation begat the Baby Boomers
The Great Depression taught the Greatest Generation that being a pussy means death, while World War II taught them that exposing your emotions to the enemy meant death. There was simply no time for them to complain about shit, because they were too busy trying to survive to do any of that. That's why back then, men were real men, women were real men, and children were real men. Even degenerates like Ed Wood were real men; while killing Japs in the Battle of Tarawa, he wore women's bra and panties. But the bitterness of the Great Depression, World War 2, and the Cold War ensured that the Greatest Generation would try to raise THEIR children—the Baby Boomer Generation—with the same level of harshness they grew up with.nigger kid from across the street anymore.
Of course the Baby Boomer generation dealt with it, because they didn't know they didn't need to. The 1960's eventually came, and started filling the heads of the Baby Boomer generation with Peace, Love, and Happiness. Then with the Civil Rights Movements of the 60's and 70's teaching the new generation about fairness and equality (while at the same time also teaching them about how white men were the cause of EVERY SINGLE PROBLEM EVER in the history of the WORLD), the Baby Boomer generation ultimately decided that, when they have children, they're not going to be the stoic brick wall their parents were, but would instead be their children's best friend. When the time comes, it'll be the Baby Boomer's chance to raise their children right, with the right music, right thinking, right history, right everything. This time they WILL take their kids to a baseball game, they WILL tell them how well their artwork turned out, they WILL let them make friends with non-white kids. In fact, their kids get a TON of awards for their artwork and achievements, just to make up for the ZERO awards they got when they were a kid. The children of the Baby Boomers will get everything the Baby Boomers never got.
The Baby Boomers begat The Gen X-ers, Millennials
So in comes the 70s, and the earlier Baby Boomer Generation finally started having children: Generation X. And as these children grew up and children of their own, such as the younger Millennials, The Baby Boomers gained more and more seniority in their respective workplaces. So by the time the post-Gen X generation, the Millennial Generation, reached school age, the Baby Boomers had completely taken over the positions of authority their parents and grandparents once held. No longer did the Baby Boomers need to challenge the authority of their parents as children or as young adults, it was now they who decided what would be taught and what would be expected from others. In time the Baby Boomers make good on their promises to be far more friendlier to these children than their parents ever were to them. The Baby Boomer Generation relished in the joy of finally being able to teach people that it's OK to cry if you got a little sliver playing in the tanbark playground, and nobody would question it. And as they got older, the Baby Boomer Generation—sometimes in tandem with the Gen X-ers—taught these children more hippie and feminist values, like how it's OK for a male to cry, that there is NO EXCUSE to hit a woman, that one should stand up for their beliefs, races and genders were equal (though non-whites are more equal than whites) and so forth and so on. And at the end of the day, the Baby Boomer Generation were happy that the children were finally being taught the right thing.
Unfortunately, none of those lessons were tempered by any kind of common sense (y'know, like, it's OK for a male to cry in PRIVATE and not as a means to achieve a goal, that if women are equal to men then there's just as many reasons to hit a woman as there are for men, etc). Worse, where as the Greatest Generation almost completely lacked any positive doting behavior, the Baby Boomers were TOO doting. Years of being told that they were perfect in every way, that their artwork was simply ALWAYS award winning, and graduating kindergarten was worthy of celebration started to mold the young Millennial's minds into thinking they could do no wrong, that everyone loves them, and authority is nonexistent. And so as the Millennial Generation grew to adulthood, they simply became the world's newest generation of pussies.
The Millennials begat no one
Now this usually happened with white people, as pretty much all generations of non-white people to this day still have to deal with enough bullshit in life to temper them enough and prevent them from becoming gigantic sissies. Like, black folk—save for the very most recent #BlackLivesMatter generation—had to deal with racism (and white people trying to latch onto them for some political end), Asians were too busy escaping communism and other leftist regimes to support American-style liberalism much, etc. But for white Millennials, who had a pretty easy living as there was nothing left in life to temper them like their grandparents during the 1930's and 40's (and, no, marching against the Iraq War, joining an Occupy collective, and tweeting #BlackLivesMatter doesn't count), and because their Gen X-er parents and Baby Boomer grandparents left them ill-equipped to deal with the realities of the real world, while also being over-burdened with tons of white guilt, the conditions were such that an average white Millennial male devolving into a nu-male was almost inevitable.
And, that's where we are now: we have an entire generation of pussies who are a complete 180 from the Greatest Generation. Their great-grandparents are rolling in their graves seeing their male descendants acting concerned about how being on the receiving end of their girlfriend's strap-on may make them feel "unmanly":
The Next Generation
If this is what white kids are being taught in school these days, and/or what white kids think they need to say to impress their elders... then God help us all.
How to spot a nu-male
No one person exhibits ALL of the symptoms associated with nu-male-ism. Rather, nu-males share certain common traits, though which traits they share is dependent on how they were raised, where they live, etc. However, the first trait listed below is perhaps the one single trait that absolutely does define the nu-male.
They're a White male with White Guilt
This is perhaps the single most important attribute of the nu-male, as everything else about them is based on this fundamental aspect. The root of this stems from the Baby Boomer Generation, in their attempt to correct the historical wrongs that white males have done in the past (such as colonialism, imperialism, slavery, sexism, racism, etc). Specifically, the Baby Boomer Generation raised both the Gen-X Generation and the Millennial Generation to be hyper-conscious of history, and to do whatever they can to not only prevent it from happening in the future, but to be willing to pay for the sins of their ancestors. This overall instilled upon the nu-male an insane amount of white guilt: without that guilt, there is no nu-male, as that guilt in turn drives the nu-male towards doing the most stupid and ridiculous things in their desire to repent for their assumed sins.
Of course, this is under the assumption that only white males are guilty of colonialism, imperialism, slavery, sexism, racism, etc., which is hardly true (Imperial Japan is a really good example). However, don't try to bring this fact up to a nu-male, as they'll justify it by claiming either:
- white males made those non-whites and non-males be terrible (because non-white, non-male people are completely incapable of acting on their own)
- that BECAUSE they are non-white or non-male, all the wrongs and evil deeds they did doesn't count against them... or are even justified in some way
- Perhaps that non-whites were being oppressed by whites so much that murdering millions of white people, or even other non-white people, was just them trying to free themselves of said oppression.
- That's right; Mao Tse-tung's "Great Leap Forward", which killed tens of millions of Chinese people, or the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge... it's all white people's fault.
- or—worst of all—that that non-white group is/were actually "honorary whites" and thus justifying their white guilt even further.
It is possible that a non-white male can have "white guilt" (and thus be a nu-male), but it's very rare, and likely because they've become absolutely disconnected to their non-white side (becoming a banana, coconut, Oreo, etc in the process).
Mind you, having a beard, glasses, and/or a receding hairline alone doesn't make you a nu-male, but nu-males tend to have beards, glasses, and/or a receding hairline more often than not. Why this is is still under investigation.
They greatly seek approval and validation from oppressed people
When it comes to seeking the approval of women, nu-males tend to be white knights and/or self-proclaimed "male feminists"; they'll jump to any woman's defense on the internet, despite not ever receiving any rewards or personal benefits for their good deeds. Despite this, they also try to be a "nice guy", maybe because they felt (or have been convinced) that they have treated women wrong by thinking of their own needs in a relationship (like the TOTALLY WRONG idea that it's OK to want to have sex with a woman), and therefore believe that being "nice" is paramount in any romantic relationship. ALL of this is likely because they believe that these actions is what women expect them to be, despite never actually talking to women to begin with and trying getting a consensus of what women would ACTUALLY like to see from them. This is also why nu-males also donate money to at least one Patreon female; it's clear toxic masculinity has tortured these poor women and destroyed their emotional state... so giving them money is a good way to right those wrongs once and for all.
Trying to gain the validation from non-white people means completely agreeing with everything a non-white person says or wants, no matter how irrational or idiotic it actually is. Shit, white people have done crazy shit to non-white people over history, so it's only fair for non-white people to want to do something equally crazy. Therefore, nu-males tend to be Social Justice Warriors, agree that the US government should pay reparations to the African-American community, and are in support of various race-specific campaigns like #BlackLivesMatter. In fact, they'll almost zealously support these race-specific campaigns, sometimes far more active than an actual person of that particular race, and maybe to the degree where the white nu-male will criticize and lecture a non-white person for not sharing the same attitudes. Y'know, because—as a white person—nu-males know more about how to fix the issues facing a certain non-white community than an actual member of that community.
Politically, since ALL women and non-white people are OBVIOUSLY liberals who always vote Left, combined with the fact that conservatives are INHERENTLY toxic to non-white, non-male people, nu-males therefore attempt to show solidarity with them by being liberals just the same. Another way nu-males show solidarity is, when a non-white, non-straight, non-male person reads them the riot act (especially over something some white male did in the past, as opposed to what that nu-male did specifically), the nu-male will completely roll over and take their punishment; after all, they're white males, and it's their burden and responsibility to be hated by all the groups that their white male kinsmen have wronged throughout history. Again, this is done OBVIOUSLY because this is what non-white, non-straight, non-male people expect out of white males. Instead of, y'know, actually talking to non-white, non-straight, non-male people and getting a consensus about what they REALLY want to see happen. Again, it's because nu-males know more about what non-white, non-straight, non-male people want than they themselves know!
Fashion-wise, the nu-male's approval-seeking tendencies also ensures that they are trendy, as adhering to a fashionable trend is the very heart of one's desire for approval. How can someone be liked by other people if they aren't wearing the right kind of clothing?
They are extremely self-hating
This is also absolutely due to their white guilt. Being a white male is an extreme burden to the nu-male, so they will actively point out how horrible it is to be white and a male any chance they get. Part of this is also done in tandem with their desire for approval from non-white, non-males; they actually believe that all their self-hating impresses non-white, non-male people... or, worse, that the language nu-males uses is what non-white, non-male people want them to say and believe... but in reality, non-white, non-male people are totally laughing AT you dipshits.
Some nu-males will go so far as to dress up as a woman or pretend to be gay in order to eschew the "toxic masculinity" that they feel they have too much of. The amount of self-hate nu-males have for their white male-ness almost rivals the level of self-hate Jews have for themselves.
They are VERY active on Twitter
While on Twitter, they will constantly use buzzwords and stock phrases like "problematic", "toxic masculinity", "you're a white male!", and regularly references what the current year is. You can also spot them giving lectures about the right ways for other white males to act, or fighting battles for women and non-white people (sometimes, ironically, lecturing to women and non-white people about how wrong they are for not siding with nu-males like them).
However, while nu-males can use any other social media service to complain about pointless shit, Twitter's 140 character limit is the key factor in why nu-males use the service; it allows them to bitch and moan without actually backing up anything they have to say. Furthemore, because brevity is the soul of wit, the character limit gives whatever they write an aura of intelligence, and therefore it makes THEM appear smarter than the av-er-age white males. Of course, it makes them APPEAR smarter in the same way fun-house mirrors can APPEAR to make some fat ham-beast look like a skinny fashion model.
But the most important reason why Twitter is uses is because it also prevents their opponents from BTFO'ing their opinions in a very public manner. The thing is, nu-males can't handle dissenting thought; the idea that other people could be disagree with—let alone be against—them is foreign to them, so the character limit ensures that an opponent can't give nu-males a good lashing without looking desperate for using more than 140 characters. But if that doesn't work, the next easiest thing for them to do is to just mute/block them, though it's not uncommon for them to work themselves into a rage in order to rid themselves of people who don't align themselves with their views.
They are almost always submissive, passive, boring, but outspoken
Again, many times their desire for social justice and feminist equality encourages them to tell women and non-white people what to do, despite being against all the many times in history where white males told women and non-white people what to do. But apparently it's different when THEY do it, because they're actually trying to HELP women and non-white people by trying to speak over them.
Being outspoken is another common attribute for nu-males: how else would we know that they're sorry for being a white male if they're not constantly and publicly self-flagellating themselves?
Other attributes common to nu-males
- attempted to be an indie dev at some point (evidenced by pixel art avatars)
- considerably more functional in society than average beta males, one step above fedora lords; therefore, their lower position in the social order comes from their shitty opinions, not their inability to function in society (as opposed to autistic folk)
- think they are all unique individuals, despite looking exactly the same
- Twitter bio and Tinder bio are identical
- will take his wife's last name
How to undo the nu-male cursedeath sentence. Unlike autism, you can actually choose to stop being a nu-male. You can't change your whiteness or maleness, so don't bother with that. In fact, trying to change it might push you further into nu-male territory. But what you can do is:
- first, maybe seriously just kill yourself... but if you're too much of a pussy to even do THAT...
- rid yourself of your white guilt:
- it's not your fault that other white men have done shitty things, as if non-white and/or non-men have NEVER EVER done anything shitty in the history of the world (read up on Indira Gandhi and Operation Blue Star, for starters). You don't need to feel guilty for shit you didn't do, so it's not your responsibility to correct things you didn't do
- and frankly, you're really not impressing anyone by feeling so guilty about history; non-white, non-male people see through it very easily, and most in their right mind don't even blame YOU personally for history, or even the present state of affairs. The ones that do blame you for shit really just want something out of it (like free money), and so them making you feel guilty is only due to some ulterior, self-benefiting motive
...that's basically it. White guilt is something that is so pervasive with nu-males that getting rid of it means eventually shedding the rest of that bullshit that is associated with it.
Jake Rapp, slave to feminist icon Alison Rapp
List of nu-males
- AIDS Skrillex and Carl the Cuck
- Anthony Burch
- Bob "MovieBob" Chipman
- Peter Coffin
- Aaron Diaz (claims to be Cuban, despite looking like a Mick)
- Andrew Dobson (Tom Preston)
- Devin Faraci
- Paul Feig
- Erik Hoffstad
- Phil Fish
- Matt Lubchansky
- Jonathan McIntosh
- Jake Rapp
- Tim Schafer
- David "Walky" Willis
These guys aren't white, so they aren't true nu-males... but they tend to side with white nu-males often, or act in a similar way:
- Ian Miles Cheong (consider that Cheong stated that Hitler is his personal hero)
- Arthur Chu
- Tatsuya Ishida (of Sinfest fame)
- Todd in the Shadows
Nu-males also tend to support any of the following (bonus points if they donated to their Patreon or any other e-beg service):
- Anti-GamerGate — "You're ALL a bunch of white males!" says a bunch of white males
- Zoe Quinn — the fact that she's acquired a sizable amount of money is coincidental
- Alison Rapp — leave her alone; her 15-page essay on why pedos are OK was just a joke!
- Anita Sarkeesian — we need to protect her by placing her upon a pedestal and feed her all our money until we're homeless broke!
- Bernie Sanders — Trump is an old white man! Who wants to vote for someone like that??
- Brianna Wu — he says he's a woman, so I guess we need to defend him as well
Meanwhile, these organizations were either formed by, hire, or otherwise have nu-males in their ranks:
- Cracked (since 2011)
- Gawker Media
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- Vox Media
Videos of nu-males in action
- The Alt-Right - The conservative version of Nu-males
- Enter the Nu-Male, a blog post about the nu-male in greater detail
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