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In original, instead of "man" was used word "мужик". Russian word "мужик", which has original meaning "peasant", now have no exact translation. Sometimes it transliterated as "muzhik", but closest words in English will be "redneck" or "kern". "Man" is not always appropriate translation, muzhik is a special kind of man.
I have seen enough of this, and while Irina sometimes exaggerates, in my opinion she is close to the truth. Of course, not all men in Russia (and this applies also to my country) are in that way. Only some of men are buying all this to the full extent and promoting it further. But this is enough to create a toxic atmosphere.
It's a slightly girly post about the essence of so-called "Russian rednecks". Why are the Russian men are epic failures?
Be a man, endure pain, play football, make a slingshot, fight, defent your point of view, watch movies about war and about cops, get as gift a pneumatic gun, drive a boke, carry a penknife, break your knees, clumb up a tree, throw a punch in the someone's teeth, go to the judo section, go to college, make a career, cut a grease with a father's knife, drink vodka, get drunk, eat red-beat soup, serve in the military, go to the gym, get a post, get bonuses, get the best woman, make her know her place, become a father, a top manager, raise a son, grow a hairy belly, buy a big brutal jeep, buy an apartment, put up an iron door, put everyone in their place, establish discipline between subordinates, buld a country house, buy a traumatic gun, bear the responsibility, deresve the approval of father, hate the weak, hate renegades, you are the man... Why all this is needed, no one understands, but to live with this inferiority complex all his life, and then impose it on his son is a norm for Russia.
Playing the violin is girly, do not know how to fight -- faggot, you love to dress up -- not a man, studying linguisitcs -- woman, long hair -- gay, calm and not corporative job -- lazy ass, reading poetry -- not a man, old or unexpensive car -- weakling, do not drink -- not a buddy, have no cigarettes -- not respecting buddies, smoking cigarettes with menthol -- fag, drinking liquors -- woman, didn't serve in military -- not a man, not top manager -- a wimp, not married -- poof, have no kids -- pauper, you smell good -- fag, no apartment -- a loser, kind to women -- a wimp, no beer belly -- not a man, clean hands -- poof, be a man!! Do not be a woman!! And if not, God forbid, you are not a son, no more, and not a friend or brother!
And this is present only in Russia, only here a man should be a redneck. In any human country, a man can be what he wants, dress as he wants, love anyone he wants, work for what he wants, live where he wants, ride on what he wants and think about what he wants.
Only in Russia the man must join the sect of thick, sweaty brutal, primitive, embittered, smelly, militarized and greedy monkeys, or else he will be considered a woman.
If you do not need to serve in the army, if it's not interesting to fight and watch serials about cops and football, if you do not drink vodka and listen to chanson, do not want to make a career and buy a jeep, you do not have children or you like to dress beautifully -- you have nothing to do in Russia, there you are not a man, you are a second-rate organism, you will always be a second-class person. Leave for a civilized world where people are judged not only by the size of a beer gut or jeep, where there are no rednecks, but there are men, and where no one will be interested in those with whom you sleep, what you wear and what you drink...
It is mysterious, why men of a whole nation are hooked on their gender role, making it their main cause of pride and hyperbolizing their properties, highlighting not the most pleasant ones (there is nothing more to be proud of?). Why do not they want to be beautiful, soft and free of stereotypes? Why sharpen, to the point of pain, the most animalistic of their features, what can be good in this? Approval by the herd of the same monkeys?
Most of all, I do nt understand women, who, probably from the hopelessness, choose such orangutans for husbands, while in the EU and both Americans there are a lot of normal beautiful men... And it is completely unclear, from where is this masculine ideal of a jerky gangster, an unshaven rough soldier or a dorky cop (now also a satiated ruddy balding clerk).
Who are casting those bright images and why?
In general, find someone more interesting than a Russian man.