One of the central tenets of "traditional masculinity" is strength, which is interesting since quite a few people who espouse the ideas of a "strong alpha male" find that position so easily threatened.
Self professed alpha male going "Alpha Rivelino" has had enough of seeing men pose incorrectly in photos, so he has posted a few helpful tips on Twitter - and pretty quickly got dragged for it.
According to this paragon of manliness, a man leaning in when taking a photo makes him weak and undesirable. Rivelino says men should always be standing upright with little to no interest in the people they are taking pictures with.
He calls the concept of relative body positioning "relationship polarity" and says it indicates the health and status of the people in the picture.
Please check out these handy-dandy examples of "weak" men.
Note the helpful green lines.
GREEN LINES: Thread #2 Dec 2020 https://t.co/zb5JE501jT— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1612155004.0
GREEN LINES: Thread #3 Dec 2020 https://t.co/rGApeGV3ny— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1612155055.0
>But he's the strongest man ever >But he wrestled alligators >But he's rich / famous / etc If a musician more popu… https://t.co/J8bxXSYmxV— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1588563505.0
Notice how Harry's head tilts in while Meghan's head is straight. Also, notice how Meghan's hands are on top of Har… https://t.co/ucrW6EvKkR— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1612195690.0
HEAD TILTS SAY SO MUCH Body language reveals emotions. A head tilt is a powerful way to reveal interest and disint… https://t.co/1FanAXcl8A— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1612200985.0
WHAT IS THE GREEN LINE? The Green Line is a message of love The Green Line is a message of devotion The Green Li… https://t.co/oxDtVuvPEw— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1588607079.0
Rivelinos examples of weakness include UFC fighters, a Prince, a history-making successful Black comic and actor and a man famed and beloved for his size, strength, and character.
The Alpha Rivelino account does not present itself as a parody or comedy account.
To save men from themselves, this "Alpha educator" sells a shirt with his green line on it "to remind you to stand up straight and not lean in."
GREEN LINE T-SHIRTS [New Link] Rivelino's Green Lines of Love are back! With this ingeniously designed t-shirt, Ri… https://t.co/QY5svdh7Ep— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1612219100.0
It's not just the leaning and head tilt, though. Rivelino is also incredibly concerned with genital placement.
If you, like us, typically don't even think about where your genitals are aiming when you're just trying to take a photo with your partner or family, Rivelino wants you to know you're doing it all wrong.
Penises must face the world. Vaginas must face the partner.
"This is correct."
LEFT PHOTO: Her pussy is looking to his cock. His cock is facing the world. This is correct RIGHT PHOTO: His cock… https://t.co/R4A6h34tDB— Rivelino (@Rivelino) 1611376229.0
If all of these rules seem complicated, don't worry.
Rivelino is here with an example of perfect masculinity and 'relationship polarity."
The ideal according to Rivelino?
Race car driver Jeff Gordon and his former wife, Brooke. Their marriage ended amid rumors of infidelity and other "marital misconduct."
Rivelino doesn't seem to think that's important in this case even though it was relevant for the image of Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy.
We'd be lying if we said there weren't some people who seem inexperienced enough to agree with and "learn from" Rivelino.
@alpharivelino This is just straight up facts, I learned a lot from you🙏🙏— Jack (@Jack) 1612280882.0
@alpharivelino What people don't understand is that the green lines SYMBOLIZES frame. Who has more power, control,… https://t.co/CMv7NAgqxN— Blitz Krieg (@Blitz Krieg) 1612156017.0
But by and large, the entire thread quickly became a laughing stock.
I cant stop laughing at this thread its so bad what is this even supposed to mean lmao https://t.co/BULxGteSoF— ً (@ً) 1612325645.0
@alpharivelino I love how you can just randomly throw in some homophobia in the middle of something already so dumb that it hurts to read— Laura, the Identity Crisis having Caillin (@Laura, the Identity Crisis having Caillin) 1588747930.0
@alpharivelino this is a shitpost 20th century masculinity culture is a shitpost— 𝙅𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤 𝙉𝙪𝙡𝙡 (@𝙅𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤 𝙉𝙪𝙡𝙡) 1612318017.0
@alpharivelino https://t.co/pZEU9JZETw— John Archer II (@John Archer II) 1588782199.0
@alpharivelino Lol fellas if you cant even lean without losing your "strength" then you were already weak.— Rainbow Birate Queen 🏳️🌈 (@Rainbow Birate Queen 🏳️🌈) 1607554856.0
@alpharivelino Sir, the pussy is pointing down in both pictures. Revisit anatomy class for Christ sake— Only Getting Brighter (@Only Getting Brighter) 1612192165.0
It did not take long for Twitter users to find, and start reporting, some of Rivelino's older and more troubling tweets.
@alpharivelino yeah? https://t.co/uvQpvH5IwW— monsieur mallah (@monsieur mallah) 1612224185.0
normal stuff to post about https://t.co/pMjKXFxLhj https://t.co/2bkTv6tspL— Ohio Facts (@Ohio Facts) 1612224504.0
@_monsk_ @alpharivelino Ah, a pedophile. Yeah that tracks. Crippled by insecurities, has to prey on vulnerable chil… https://t.co/zemm7gOxkp— The Road Jess Travelled (@The Road Jess Travelled) 1612359071.0
While Rivelino's photo-genital theory is clearly toxic and ridiculous, it is not inherently dangerous. The other tweets indicate something more troubling going on.
Twitter has not yet responded to reports.