The Rational Male
The Rational Male is an allegedly rational and praexalogical (concerning the study of human conduct) approach to intergender dynamics and the social and psychological underpinnings of intergender relations. The book is the compiled, ten-year core writing of author/blogger Rollo Tomassi from therationalmale.com. Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.
'Iron Rules of Tomassi'[edit | edit source]
In the book Tomassi outlines 9 core maxims, that he suggests that men always practice in their relationships with women. He dubs these maxims "The 9 Iron Rules of Tomassi", they are as follows:
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #1
"Frame is everything. Always be aware of the subconscious balance of whose frame in which you are operating. Always control the Frame, but resist giving the impression that you are."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #2
"NEVER, under pain of death, honestly or dishonestly reveal the number of women you've slept with or explain any detail of your sexual experiences with them to a current lover."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #3
"Any woman who makes you wait for sex, or by her actions implies she is making you wait for sex; the sex is NEVER worth the wait."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #4
"NEVER under any circumstance live with a woman you aren't married to or are not planning to marry in within 6 months".
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #5
"NEVER allow a woman to be in control of the birth."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #6
"Women are incapable of loving men in a way that a man idealizes is possible, in a way he thinks she should be capable of."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #7
"It is always time and effort better spent developing relationship with new, fresh, prospective women, than it will ever be in attempting to reconstruct a failed relationship."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #8
"Always let a woman figure out why she wont fuck you, never do it for her."
- Iron Rule of Tomassi #9
"Never Self-Deprecate under any circumstance."