I've mentioned about men's magazines before.
My father had a subscription to the old men's magazine True when I was a kid. I only remembering reading two articles - one about a guy who killed a grizzly bear with a .45 round through the heart, and one about Phineas Gage, who had an iron rod go though his head and lived for years afterward, though of course not as the same man.
Years ago I bought some old copies of True and Cavalier online. They they turned out to be light reading - men's general-interest magazine about current events, history, fiction, cars and firearms.
Now they are all gone, pretty much replaced by Playboy, and boy was that magazine there at the right time. I found the writing impeccable. History, current events, interviews, fiction, men, women - and of course the pictures. Hef was a genius.
Now Playboy appears to be its way out, or at least in steep decline. It's no longer running pictures of women. I haven't bought a copy for years.
I've looked at other modern men's magazines, and they don't appeal to me at all.
Is there no longer a market for a men's general-interest magazine? I see speciality magazines all the time, but I don't care for magazines about nothing but cars and model trains.
A lot of men's magazines have moved online and offer free content. The Manosphere's content is free, and a good thing, too because I sure wouldn't pay for 99.999% of it. Do you honestly think I would pay for ignoramuses to inform me intelligence is a beta trait or that alpha and beta sperm really do exist? And the comments I read at the more poplar sites! Are the readers really that shallow, indeed stupid?
The Internet is a game-changer and as one it is impossible to predict the future concerning it.
In a sense this blog is a magazine because I run articles by other people. And it's not just about the Manosphere, which in many ways is too easy to criticize. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
Those old men's magazines weren't just for the fathers - they were for sons. That's why I read them and they had such a profound effect on me (so did Playboy for all the boys now my age).
Ask yourself this - do you really want your eight-year-old sons reading the Manosphere and taking its content seriously? Or thinking that "Roosh" and "Roissy" and "Vox Day" are fatherly mentors to your growing sons?
I considered those old-time men's magazines to be models, even mentors. They had a good effect on me and not a bad one at all.