What Does Alex Pareene Know About Masculinity?


No, seriously.

Alex Pareene wrote this:

Welcome to Gawker’s New Men’s Site: The Cuck

Sex, dating, clothes, relationships, politics, sex, women—men have opinions about all of these things. And yet, there’s nowhere on the internet where you can go to read them. That changes today. Welcome to The Cuck, a pop-up, bespoke men’s site, for men.

The Cuck is a site dedicated to exploring modern masculinity in all its myriad forms, and over the next few days or until it is apparent that we have not been able to attract a really loaded sponsor (P&G please call us back), you’ll hear from some of the most thoughtful men—and non-men—working in media (Gawker Media, specifically) today.

What differentiates The Cuck from all those other men’s interest sites out there? We like to think it’s our emphasis on not being Bad. Unlike other men’s interest sites, The Cuck will not write about watches—unless there is a really good watch we want to write about, obviously, in which case, we’ll do a post about watches. There won’t be any gross, objectifying stories about female celebrities, either—just stories that celebrate them for saying smart things in interviews or appearing in Paul Feig movies, that also might occasionally mention how they look, in a complimentary way.

But mostly, lots and lots of personal essays, which women have really cornered the market on lately, have you noticed? It seems like it’s about time for some men to also do those!

Okay. Just one teensy problem.

What the fuck does Alex Pareene know about masculinity?

This is Alex:


Can’t you just feel the testosterone oozing from his pores? Women want to be with him. Men want to be like him.

Just kidding.

Alex Pareene is the epitome of the Pajama Boy generation – gelded beta-males who were raised by feminists. The end product of the pussification of the American male.

They are proud to be emasculated.

“Cuck” is short for both “cuckoo” and “cuckold.” Either one is apt.

John Wayne must be spinning in his grave.


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102 Responses to What Does Alex Pareene Know About Masculinity?

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    How can a guy write about women when he’s never even slept with one? (And probably never will)

  2. helenk3 says:

    I think this man will fit right in

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Palate cleanser:

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Thank God we still have Clint Eastwood.

  5. Venus says:

    The word cuckold comes from cuckoo — that is a bird who lays it’s eggs in others nests. That’s how the word cuckold came into being as an epitaph for a man whose wife cheats on him.

    The word is completely unrelated to rooster, which is a cock.

    This guy doesn’t know masculinity & he doesn’t know his Shakespeare.

  6. helenk3 says:

    ego galore

  7. DeniseVB says:

    The future of our military when the pajama boys take over? They all look like Pareene too 😉

  8. 49erDweet says:

    He fits right in with the rest of today’s media. Writing reams about things they know nothing about. Next stop – – CNN.

  9. lateblum says:

    Klown, I hope you got your AC fixed. It’s another 90+ degree day with humidity in the 70%s here. I’m going to a movie and then to a café until I can stand being in my apartment. I may never return home. The window ac units work, but it has been 85+ in half of my apartment for days. If I could close them off, I’d do it. But there’s no way to isolate them from the rest of the place. It’s currently 86 in the room where I am right now and it’s only 11 am. The movie starts in 30 minutes. (It’s the new Woody Allen movie, “Café Society” ) I don’t even care if it’s good as long as it’s cool there.
    Later everyone…… Stay cool.

    • 1539days says:

      Extra curtains or bed sheets might help to isolate sections.

      My car has been without A / C all summer.
      I’m buying a new car.

      • lateblum says:

        I’ve been doing that. A separate but equal problem is the wiring in my (114 year old building) apartment can’t handle all three AC units at one time. So I have to stagger how,
        /when I use them. I just got home and the temp in the dining room was 90.9 It dropped a degree after I adjusted some things. It’ll be okay in a cpl hours. And I’ll be adjusted to it by then as well. If not, I’m going to a hotel.
        I know what you mean about th car. I finally was able to get the AC fixed in my car this year. It hasn’t worked for the past 2 summers.

        • DeniseVB says:

          My friend’s daughter rents in a building (Lincoln Park ?) with central air and 24/7 maintenance on call. What she didn’t expect, living on the top floor of a 5-story building, that the roof “unit” would back up and flood her apt, oops, maintenance wasn’t fast enough to get there before her ceiling and walls started leaking. I guess it could be worse? Do you have fans?

          • lateblum says:

            I have a few fans here. I try using them to move the AC air around a little. I use the fan in my bedroom every night. It is very helpful. Thanks for thinking of that.

      • lateblum says:

        Happy driving, Days!! 😉

      • DeniseVB says:

        I have a 13 year old Chevy Trailblazer, look for a used one ! First car we ever bought NEW, then Obama’s greenies killed production in 2009. Running errands today in 100+ degree heat index, her a/c still working like a champ. I love this car so much. Jeebus, it was one of the first mid-sized SUV’s, Chevy tried to replace it with a smaller Equinox and a larger Traverse. WTF? Our mechanic at the dealer said, it was just too good and a reliable car, it had to die. They are in high demand on used car lots.


        • 1539days says:

          My 11 year old Impala is rusting away. A friend tried to jack up the back end and it went through the unibody. I said years ago that I was not buying another Chevy after they took government money. I’m looking forward to my first new car. I’m eyeing a Kia Optima.

  10. Dora says:

    Interesting, behind the scenes stuff.



    • votermom says:

      The funny thing about that headline is that it could refer to either her polling data or her health.

    • Ann says:

      Reads like WHD … all the things the anti Obama peopled want to read from an insider… until election day when Obama “won”. Saying that, I just do not see one once of enthusiasm for Hillary. The cheating would have to be epic, and I am not sure that can be hidden across the country.

  11. Jeffrey Haseltine says:

    Nailed it.

    “There won’t be any gross, objectifying stories about female celebrities, either—just stories that celebrate them for saying smart things in interviews or appearing in Paul Feig movies, that also might occasionally mention how they look, in a complimentary way.”

    I guess we’ll all sit around and compare our Vagina trims…?

    “lots and lots of personal essays, which women have really cornered the market on lately, have you noticed? It seems like it’s about time for some men to also do those!”

    Then we’ll sit around and read/talk endlessly about other guys’ Vaginas….

    F*ck me.

    These millennial guys are so self-absorbed they’ll never want to read someone else’s essay – Sh*t, I don’t want to read some other guy’s essay! Seems like they’re going to compete with every gay mens site (not that there’s anything wrong with gay men’s sites) – but I can’t see most men checking in more then once a month if/when they get hormonal.

    “We like to think it’s our emphasis on not being Bad. ”

    I actually do want to read about other guys being bad or a-holes and maybe learning/growing from their a-hole-ness, so I can be better or move forward or ahead in my life.

    Men are supposed to be hunters, not gatherers…. Jeebus Christ… what happens when there are no more hunters? Is this what happened to Rome?

  12. Dora says:

    Are they really promoting the idea that mental illness is a positive attribute? Just when I thought I had heard everything! Yikes!


  13. votermom says:

    Oh, someone said that Trump told Hugh Hewitt that for Secretary of State, John Bolton is high on his list.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    This thread needs a shot of testosterone 😀

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Say what Hillary? Trump wants Michael Phelps and Simone Biles to cower in the locker room instead of win gold medals? Or something.


  16. 49erDweet says:

    OT from one of my UK techie buddies. Rumor-of-the-day has Twitter shutting down in 2017.

  17. mothy67 says:

    Jadzia been around? Just wants France wants peiple to open their homes to migrants.

  18. lurker says:

    Maybe they are trying to defang the term/meaning of “cuck” as used by reddit, etc.

  19. DeniseVB says:

  20. SHV says:

    “How can a guy write about women when he’s never even slept with one? (And probably never will)”
    “Last year, Pareene started sleeping with cute-as-a-button photographer Ally Kearney. The couple were so decidedly hip that when they were robbed inside her apartment, the incident earned a write-up in the local alt-weekly. “We could’ve probably taken the dude,” said Kearney of the intruder, who brandished nothing more than a concealed finger for a weapon, “but it just didn’t seem worth it since he obviously was just, like, a 20-year-old who had never done this before and seemed pretty freaked out.” There was just one wee problem with this bit of show-offery: Kearney was married. And her husband—a friend of Pareene’s—learned of the affair by reading the story.”


  21. elliesmom says:

    If this is true, we’re going to celebrating some 100th birthdays in this group. 🙂

    • lateblum says:

      I know! I read “Nora Webster” by Colm Toibin last week and I’m reading “The Boys in the Boat” but Daniel James Brown now. “Nora Webster” was a lovely reintroduction to reading again. All the pain and then the drugs post surgery kept me from being able to focus. Now I’m loving “Boys in the Boat” about the rowing team that won the gold in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin.
      I just added some weeks to my life !!! 🎈🎈🎈

  22. Dora says:

  23. John Denney says:

    I wonder if Mr. Pareene is familiar with The Art of Manliness.


    Check out the “100 SKILLS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW” button on the right side of the page.

  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

  25. swanspirit says:

    Speaking of chuckling, or maybe more specifically, just generally fucking people over; I am convinced that Bernie was bought off, or was deliberately engaged to bring the lefties on board for the Dims, and I don’t need a tinfoil hat to think that.

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    • John Denney says:

      Growing up in Iowa, it was called the Rebel flag, and respected. There was no racism associated with it.

      Same idea when it was on top the General Lee in “The Dukes of Hazzard”, a rebellion against the corrupt establishment, represented by Boss Hawg.

  29. Okay, but Cuck is also what that whole Reddit / 4 Chan / men’s rights nexus calls beta males. These are the same guys who brought you the acronym SJWs. So Pareene is also trolling. I’m just saying.

  30. Myiq2xu™ says:

  31. Myiq2xu™ says:


  32. I do love how he contradicts himself though. “There’s NOWHERE else to find this stuff about men” is totally at odds with “what differentiates us from all those other men’s sites is…”

    • lizzy says:

      According to the media Trump can’t say anything right so spell it out. This calls out Obama and Hillary on the growth of ISIS. They allowed it to grow unchecked.

  33. Venus says:

    From inside the Trump rally:

  34. 49erDweet says:

    Was gonna complain about all the smoke in our air last three days – weather change blowing the big fire’s smoke our way, but CALFIRE and Monterey County just issued the following pending closure notice about Hwy 1 and Big Sur:
    The Soberanes Fire continues to spread slowly toward the Big Sur area and firefighters continue to work aggressively building fire line. As the fire approaches the area, firing operations may necessitate the closure of Hwy 1.
    This notice will serve as a 24-48 hour notification to the public that there is anticipated to be a full closure of Hwy 1, and this closure may last up to 48 hours.

  35. Dora says:

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