old-style masculinity, where men present themselves as macho, hanging-
out-with-your-mates, beer-swilling, sexist chaps. Menaissance is a word compound from Men and Renaissance(of 'real men').
may argue that we shouldn't be too concerned about what kind of a
man women want these days. Isn't that, they would say, the way we
arrived at simpering metrosexuals desperate to please their other
* Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 Apr. 2006: A woman friend tells me
there's a desperate need for a "menaissance." Many women are weary
of sensitive emo-boys and metrosexuals.
Explanation and examples quoted from http://www.worldwidewords.org.
1) (1) : The movement in modern culture that seeks to readopt the standards of manliness as exemplified by men of the "greatest generation" (2) : The idealism of manliness seen in movie star icons such as Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne.
2) (1) : The movement that rejects modern concepts of manliness such as the "metro sexual", "man child", and "dumb dad." (2) : The ideal of manliness that rejects homophobia, sexism, consumerism, racism, and chauvinism.
3) : The movement that promotes responsible behavior, dressing sharp, getting barbershop haircuts, and moral living.
This alpha-alpha 'Manliness' of post-feminist America is nothing but -- deep in the social texture -- a load of old 'fanny'! Hehe!
There are now men's studies, men's rights/ movement, Men-Lib (Men-Liberation)... something called 'Guyville'/ guyness/ guyhood! New Man/ Wild Man! Iron John/ Laddite or 'ladditism' in the UK... and these collectively mirror feminism in what is known as 'masculinism', or less-frequently, 'hominism'.