The Retrosexual Man

There is an article titled “The Retrosexual Man” by Juha Hyytiainen (pages 30-32) in the latest publication of Jarulainen , which is the magazine of JARU (Jyvaskyla Academic Officers in Reserve). In essence it describes what a real man is like in contrast to all these metrosexuals and so on… Anyway, I have to agree with the points made, and here’s a few selected points as well. Don’t hesitate to read the article as well, it’s in English despite the rest of the magazine being in Finnish.

  • A Retrosexual man, no matter what the women insist, PAYS FOR THE DATE.
  • A Retrosexual man opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.
  • When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, heck, any woman gets on, that retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to tha woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted “you punks” look on his face. [Same goes for elderly people and people wearing a military uniform.]
  • A Retrosexual man doesn’t need a contract — a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.

Eh, quite obvious points, say? But important, and far too often forgotten in the modern life. Personally, I’d like to add a few points: knowing your table manners, having at least a working knowledge of wines, offering the chair to women in restaurants, generally being polite… Well, the list could go on forever. I don’t think I need to explain why these points should be taken seriously.

Change of Language

Upon trying to write an essay for my Philosophy of Science course at 5am while sipping a cup of chicken soup without any real chicken, I decided to change my primary weblog to English. From here on, I will also try to post more frequently. Last night I actually had quite a few good ideas for future posts, but when I woke up in the afternoon, I had totally forgotten them. I am so going to start using that notebook, I forget way too many things all the time.

As for contacting me, use the comments section, although if that comment spam problem gets any bigger, there will be no comments section any more. My public email address is public(at) (subject to change if spam starts flowing in). Change (at) to @ and remove anything after fi to get it to work. Also, please read my e-mail policy before doing anything related to my e-mail address(es). Thank You.

Now back to that damned essays… Let’s see, three hundred words on paper, so twelve hundred to go. Shouldn’t be too hard in the remaining eight hours before deadline. Uh, how does constructive empiricism differ from realism on the one hand and instrumentalism on the other again?

Terve kaikki!

Moi kaikki! Kirjoitan vain nopeasti nettikahvilasta ilmoittaakseni etta olen ehjana perilla Edinburghissa, ollut jo viikon itseasiassa. Paasen tassa jonain paivana mikroluokkaankin, jossa netti ei maksa puntaa per 20 minuuttia… Ja niissa ehka on korppuasemakin, niin saan laitettua kirjoittamiani teksteja tanne. Kampalla ei ole nettia, valitettavasti. 🙁


Päivän tentti meni kaiketi ihan ok, eli enköhän minä sen läpi pääse, vaikkakaan arvosana ei liene nouse kovin korkeaksi. Nyt tulin juuri Suonenjoelle, siirrettiin suurin osa kamoistani pois kämpältäni tänne, jotta sen saa tyhjäksi helposti, kun kahden viikon päästä lähden Ediin.