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Jon Hamm Continues to Be the Perfect Man

I don't know that anyone on Earth is more qualified to talk about what makes a man than Jon Hamm. He's only 39, but he's not down with males' current bro incarnation.

"The definition of a man’s man has shifted in recent times to this sort of fratty bro, different from the older version, which was aloof and distant — Gary Cooper or Cary Grant or James Bond. Now it’s a little vulgar, kind of lowbrow, adolescent. I’m not that guy. Part of being an adult is treating women like women."

Strong but not silent? He picked the right Don Draper quality!

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I dated a bro once, it was a disaster. He'd be a total gentleman behind closed doors but when the guys were around, he was a totally different person. In the end I came to realize, that was the 'real' him with the boys. I think back on it as a learning experience.
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
I have a strong desire to post this on the facebook wall of EVERY man that I know.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I don't see the bro phenomenon as good for women. Bromance, that's great, I love that guys are open to having good guy friends. But when the kegs flow freely, the beer pong never ends, and every guy in a slightly-tilted-to-the-side baseball cap can't say anything but "show me yer tits", I'd have to say my womanhood doesn't feel satisfied. I agree with LikeThoseShoes. I think he meant treating women like ladies. I'll take an old-school dude over a douchebag any day.
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 7 years
I think when he says "treating women like women" he means treating women like ladies. So many guys these days are such pricks... they forget their manners when it comes to women.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I absolutely despise the "Bro" phenomenon... glad to see there are still some people with class out there.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Love his comment. To me, the aging frat boys, the guys that just want to drink and get laid by different women every week are becoming more the norm. Why that is, I don't know. Maybe as women we make it too easy for them to be eternal Peter Pans. Guys in their 20's are much more like that than they were when I was in my 20s. They have no incentive to grow up and they treat women like sperm receptacles, because, frankly, sometimes we act like that. I totally get his comment, but he is closer to my age than most of the women on this board, I expect.
Lovely-Rita Lovely-Rita 7 years
I'm not sure about what he said. I think he's dreamy, but something in this phrase sounds wrong to me... "Treating women like women", I guess. What is that supposed to mean? It can have so many different interpretations and I certainly wouldn't like to be treated "like a women" in the James Bond way, which is so misogynist. I love that he chooses to be a strong, classy, old-school man, but I also don't see nothing wrong with the fratty bros, as long as whatever they choose to be reflects themselves freely and as long as their respect for women is in a way that they think of us as equally strong individuals and not as fragile things that need to be protected or taken care of. In this particular case, I think he meant well, but I'm not sure it was a strong choice of words.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I hope his views influence all the fratty bros out there to shape up!
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