"Where Have All the Good Men Gone?" and others bemoan the "Demise of Guys". The male constituency of the 60's flower children now seem like so many Hercules in comparison to today's cultural counterparts. In America it seems as if the hippies spawned yuppies who gave way to grungies that were overtaken by emos who tried to console themselves by becoming hipsters who drown their proverbial sorrows in video-game addictions. No wonder there is such a craving for superheroes!
Whatever the cause of this decline, a revolution of manliness is underway. Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield published a book on this very topic, appropriately entitled Manliness. One website that has been gaining traction on the internet boldly announces the title The Art of Manliness. (see also Christian Manliness and Mormon Men and We Have Work to Do). This revolution calls for recruits of all ages and social circumstances, even erstwhile hippies and hapless modern hipsters (no offense intended).
If that's not manliness, I don't know what is.