“Be a man” and “that’s so manly” are phrases that will have snowflakes shaking in their ripped skinny jeans and Ugg boots.

The 21st century hasn’t been kind to real men in America… or at least the men who want to live their life in a masculine way. Who would have thought that a century ago most men were giving up their lives for the freedom of others, just to foster in a bunch of pansies that can’t stand to be out of their “safe spaces”?

The war against classic masculinity is growing. Every day, another man falls to the media labelling them as a sexist or a bigot. There are a certain few who have chosen to fight back. Here are six things to know for the battle:

It’s okayto be manly.

Being masculine isn’t a bad thing. In fact, you’re just doing what your body was made to do.Our bodies were literally designed to naturally carry more weight and work a certain way. Women have their own sets of natural abilities that they were made to do that we can’t even come close to doing. And that’s awesome. Knowing that it’s not a crime to differentiate ourselves from women and other men is how it should be. Being manly means recognizing these differences and living your life as you were made to do.

 

Don’t let strength become your weakness.

Even though men are naturally stronger, that doesn’t give ustheright to be a******s to those who are built differently than us. You don’t have to be a jerk to show the world that you’re a man. In fact, being respectful to others and being okay with their differences is probably one of the manliest things you can do. A man who is cognizant of the feelings of others is a true man.

 

Strut your stuff.

Take a page from the left’s handbook. You wear what you want to wear, where you want to wear it, whenever you want to wear it, and don’t give a damn what anyone has to say about it. If you want to rock those fit jeans, polo, and Sperry shoes, you should. If you think camouflage shirts, baggy jeans, and a hat from your favorite brewery is more your style, do it. I don’t care what you wear. Don’t let the world decide for you.

 

Know what you fight for.

The reason so many people are delusional about their arguments is that they fight for anyone and everyone that they think is “vulnerable” or “fragile”. The truth is, everyone has moments of vulnerability and weakness. There’s nothing wrong with that.Sometimes people need to grow a pair and fight for what they believe in, even if it means sacrifice.

 

 

Surround yourself with good people.

The world is full of idiots. The people that you surround yourself with will influence your personality greatly. My advice? Get yourself some God-fearing guys who will make you a stronger, better dude. Ones that respect others, like you for who you are, and maybe like to drink some bourbon every now and again.

 

Don’t fall for the lie.

Finally, don’t fall for the liethat you are wrong or part of the “wrong side”.Although it may seem counterintuitive in today’s media, being a strong, protective, burly man is the most natural and moral thing that you can be. We men need toprotect those around us. Whether it’s your friends, wife, kids, or neighbor, your job is to make sure you’re being the best version of yourself to watch out for those who mean the most to you.

 

Classic masculinity is not and never will be a crime. I encourage you to stand up and fight for your rights to live a manly life any way you choose. I don’t care what you do, as long as you’re doing it in a way that makes you feel more like a man. Now that you have a few insights, go grab your favorite IPA, sit back, and dwell in your true masculinity. I think it’s pretty damn awesome.

Noah Vertefeuille is a marketer and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of The Rugged Life Co. and Outside the Box Design. As a proud, conservative, gun-toting man, Noah believes in the power of true masculinity in American life. A devout Christian, he prays that the hateful, liberal climate in this country will soon shift back to one of traditional, family values.