Some reading here might ask, "Why now? Why not before the election?" I've already explained that in previous posts, so I'm not going to belabor here, but I'm also saying "partly of Trump." I wouldn't put Trump's picture next to "fake playboy manhood" in the dictionary. However, we live in a culture, whether left or right, that does not push actual manhood. Left or right. Trump got attention for it in the campaign, but it wasn't defined for what it was. It's called sexism, but I'm calling it "fake playboy manhood."
There are various iterations of fake playboy manhood. Not all the "playing" is sexual, like Trump revealed. Some of it is the glory given to man-aged males, promoting their playing above their taking responsibility. I say it is "partly of Trump," because Trump obviously takes responsibility and works. He is a hard worker -- that is obvious. For him to build what he's built and get where he is, he has had to fulfill a lot of conditions of manhood, like Solomon built up Israel with all of its splendor. Because he took responsibility, a lot of people had employment and jobs. He earned it. However, Trump also promoted the fake playboy manhood that he and all others should repudiate.
Fake playboy manhood is everywhere. It is manhood today. It isn't manhood, but it is as good as manhood in this culture. Like I said, they call it sexism, because they can't refer to manhood and womanhood. They can't say there are distinct roles of men and women. They can't say that, so they use the murky, flimsy castigation, "sexism," a shell of a word intended for maximum injury with minimal understanding. You could be sexist for holding the door open for a woman.
Many males today, who are playboys, would take what Trump has procured if they had Trump's resources and abilities. They settle for playing around a lot. I looked up "playboy" in dictionary.com and it said, "a man who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments." That's exactly what I'm talking about. It's why I don't think of Trump as a playboy. He has given somewhat the impression of one, one that actual playboys might aspire to. Even if he isn't an actual playboy, he has encouraged it, especially with the NBC leaked footage from during the campaign, what he called locker room talk. I haven't been in an actual locker room, such as he referred, in many, many years, but in my assessment, it's locker room talk. I'm sure men talk that way among themselves.
I don't see anywhere in scripture for a man to be a playboy. If you are a real man, you've got plenty to do. You have God, church, and family. Each of those can take up all of your time. If you do each of them right, you don't have much time for playing around. I see men, especially young men, with a huge commitment to their "spare time." I didn't even include taking time for intellectual and aesthetic enrichment that will make someone a better man. I didn't including working out, keeping yourself fit. The latter very often the playboys still keep as a priority. They're into their bodies, even though Paul wrote that bodily exercise profits little. I've always worked out consistently and regularly, but it's a means to an end. I recommend shrinking that amount of time and putting more into spiritual disciplines, like evangelism, study, and prayer.
I've noticed that playboys have a lot of buddies. Their buddy relationship revolves around temporal things. Their common ground is temporal. They hang out together. They joke. Now its also the social media, the snap chat and texting. God is left out of the equation. They might enjoy the superficial admiration of women, but they won't commit themselves to marriage and a family. You've got to lead spiritually there, and they are too self-centered to take that step. They don't want to be judged. They are looking for acceptance, admiration, and fun. That's all.