Androphilia: A Manifesto: Rejecting the Gay Identity, Reclaiming Masculinity by Jack Malebranche

Androphilia: A Manifesto
Rejecting the Gay Identity,
Reclaiming Masculinity
by Jack Malebranche
Androphilia: A Manifesto
Rejecting the Gay Identity,
Reclaiming Masculinity
by Jack Malebranche
144 pgs.
ISBN: 0-9764035-8-7

About the Book

At once a self-assured embrace of homosexuality and an indictment of mainstream gay culture’s celebration of perpetual victimhood, effeminacy and feminist gender theory, Androphilia presents homosexual desire in men not as a fixed orientation, but as a sexual fetish or taste. Jack Malebranche rejects the gay moniker completely, using instead the term androphilia—literally, ‘the love of men’—to specifically discuss the unique dynamic of sexual desire and brotherly love between adult men.
Writing off the modern gay movement as ‘latter day Uranism’ and the gay identity as the appropriation of an emasculating stigma, Malebranche calls instead for the celebration of innate masculinity and an end to the self-loathing and male-bashing that characterizes contemporary gay discourse. A rare howl of street-level dissent against a culture defined and promoted by liberal academics, activists and professional victims, Androphilia is sure to challenge, anger and perhaps even inspire.

About the Author

Jack Malebranche got his first job at 13, working the line in a turkey slaughterhouse during the holiday season. He’s been an office manager, a public relations hack, a bad salesman, a worse waiter, a burger flipper, a coffee slinger, a cubicle dweller, a stockboy, a barback, a pastry cook, a go-go dancer, a nightclub promoter and the graveyard shift desk attendant at a seedy residence hotel.
Raised in the bosom of Amish country in rural Pennsylvania, he’s since lived in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and has had ample opportunity to observe homosexuals in the wild. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he paints and sells velvet portraits of an unsavory nature.
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Table of Contents


Book Excerpts

“…The word gay describes a whole cultural and a political movement that promotes anti-male feminism, victim mentality and leftist politics. As a man, why should I treat men as oppressors and masculinity as a universal evil? Why must I constantly think of myself as a struggling minority when I’m doing just fine? And what does socialism have to do with whom I think is hot? “

“…a feminist disdain for ‘the construct of masculinity,’ widespread in the gay world, may actually cheat men out of a masculine value system that has historically been proven to bring out some of men’s best qualities. Men who are often single for a significant part of their lives could benefit greatly by championing self-reliance and personal responsibility over perpetual victimhood and blaming society for one’s predicaments. It may also prove a cheaper and more effective guard against the spread of disease than the glamorized, affirming, non-judgmental, velvet-gloved finger wagging of the average anti-AIDS ad campaign. Perhaps holding personal achievement higher than the self-congratulatory, therapy-induced ‘emotional survivor’ mentality that holds sway over the gay community might actually be a good thing. And the concept of masculine honor, when not taken to self-destructive extremes, might prove a welcome change of pace from a community known for incessant gossip and henhouse bitchiness.”

“…The time has come for masculine men who love men to break away from a politically charged gay community that does not represent their interests or values. It is time for us to wipe away the age-old smear of effeminacy by rejecting the divisive, limiting gay identity, and reclaim our rightful place among the brotherhood of men. In this age of tolerance there is ample opportunity for those critical of gay culture to found a new homomasculinist culture, not as a mere subset of gay culture but in tribute to the rich history of masculine culture itself”

“…It is one of the great failures of the The Gay Party as a whole that it advocates males coming to terms with and taking pride in their homosexuality, but never advocates these men coming to terms with and taking pride in being men.”

Book Reviews

“Mr Malebranche is a straight-talking Drill Instuctor for today’s gay generation, weaning them off Brittany Spears and bear beauty pageants and licking them into a more manly, more self-reliant shape, ready to re-join the masculine fray. Androphilia is his persuasive, compelling, no-frills Boot Camp. After completing it, you may or may not decide to save your drama for your mama and join the company of men, but you’ll certainly wonder why the gay male world, a community of men who like other men, seems to have such a problem with masculinity.”
-Mark Simpson, Editor of Anti-Gay and father of the ‘metrosexual’

“I am the editor of Living Traditions, an Australian spirituality and culture magazine. For some years I have been exploring the nature of homosexuality in relation to spirituality. There are so many books exploring “gay” identity on the market and most are saturated with politcal correctness and feminism.
For too long the great heritage of homosexuality has been ignored, the long quest for men for men, the male vision of beauty and strength. Whether it be the Spartans or Ancient Greeks or the Androphile dreams of pre-nazi Germany male activists, these have been discounted and replaced with a bland, consumer driven pink agenda. I find Jack Malebranche’s work a challening exploration of real male affection and a wake up call to those who smell the scent of real masculinity!”
-Robert Black, editor of Living Traditions Magazine

“Creating A More Personally-Rewarding Ideal For Homosexual Men
If, as a homosexual man, you have ever vocalized any preference for either masculinity or any stereotypically masculine pursuit, only to be swamped by cries of `internalised homophobia’ and claims that you’re `not being true to yourself’, then this is the book for you.
Mr. Malebranche lays forth his manifesto in a succinct, `straight-shooting’ style more akin to sports writing or detective fiction than a sociology text, starting with the simple concept that basing your whole identity around your sexuality and thereby confining yourself to a subculture the idolizes femininity rather than masculinity is extremely limiting and unsatisfying for men.
Whilst those who revel in victimhood will view it as an attack, the first section of the book simply states the idea that gay culture is redundant and thereby unnecessary for many homosexual men, who are expected to compromise their ideals and affect effeminate behaviour for social acceptance, (based on unproven pop psychology concepts such as gay men being innately and / or biologically different to straight men, or that flaunting your sexuality in an over-the-top, in-your-face manner is the only valid way you can be completely comfortable with your own homosexuality). Commonly-held beliefs are explored and the logic of each is questioned.
The book quickly moves onto an exploration of masculinity and how societies through history have shaped ideas of what men admire and preferred to see in other men. Traditionally-venerated masculine concepts of discipline, honour, self-restraint, self-reliance, nobility and bravery were passed on from men because they were found to be of worth. The author suggests that a deeper understanding of these traditions could be used by homosexual men to give their life structure, discipline and a sense of reward, that the gay community can’t offer, since it sells the idolization of youth, lack of boundaries and self-destructive behaviour as the norm, and dismisses masculinity as only exaggerated cartoons of excessive masculinity.
The rest of the book is a call for men to question what they’ve been taught by gay dogma, re-examine their lives and to step outside their comfort zones and actually explore those ideals and areas of masculinity they’ve been conditioned to think are closed off to them. Forcing yourself into unfamiliar territory opens you up to new experiences and how you meet those challenges is how you grow as a human being. Seeking Real Achievement in life is a key concept here, with the aim of creating a different ideal of homosexual man.
So you couldn’t throw a ball as a kid. Do you believe the myth that `gays are bad at sports’ and simply not try ever again? Re-evaluate free of cultural expectations and make a decision as an adult. Sure, you may not be into team sports, but maybe rock climbing turns out to be a fun pastime. Motor sports might still bore you, but fishing might be more your thing.
Learn to interact with straight men via the common ground of your masculinity, and to see them as the real men they are, other than simplified cartoons, or simple `forbidden fruit’ sex fantasies. Form stronger friendships, and deeper relationships
Since I received the review copy of the work months ago, I’ve put this section of the book into action and have been out there and trying new experiences. Like any unfamiliar task, there’s a short period of awkwardness that eventually turns into competence. If I fumble a ball the first few throws, do I decide it’s too hard and give up, or do I keep doing it, get better, and eventually realize it’s no big deal?
Most importantly, I’ve been having a lot of fun, being amazed at what I’m actually capable of, confirming masculinity isn’t some frightening `other’, and experiencing the deeper rewards of male camaraderie and respect from men who know of my male preference, but take me seriously as a man due to the fact that I don’t rub it in their faces constantly and aren’t afraid to get my hands dirty and pitch in. That’s far more rewarding for my own self-image than 1000 Gay Pride Parades.
Do you really think so little of yourself you’d rather live in fear of changing your own oil?
This book opens up a whole new field of potential Androphilia Studies, and gives me hope that one day that being sexually attracted to the characteristics of masculinity that make men `men’, and therefore attracted to the men who embody them, will be seen as the completely logical train of thought that it is, rather than some betrayal of someone else’s idea of what a homosexual man should be attracted to.
Congratulations, Mr. Malebranche. I’d like to shake your hand.”
-Mr. Knight (a reader in Australia)