It IS responsible for a great many other awful things, but when a young, angry, white kid gets a gun and decides to end lives, it’s not due to age old standards of masculinity. Mass shootings have arisen in recent decades not as the death knell of old paradigms of manhood but as a … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity isn’t Responsible for Mass Shootings.
Boys raise their hands more. They dominate discussions. They are continually the largest voices in academia. Most have heard these statistics for years. There's truth to them. Most of it has its roots in a string of studies published in the early 90's which explored the plight of American girls in the education system. These … Continue reading We’ve Been Failing Our Sons
Trust is earned. Respect is earned Give me a reason to trust you. Treat me well and I'll treat you well You've heard the phrase a thousand times right? And it's for good reason. It makes a lot of sense. Anyone who makes it through life unscathed is either lying or lead a tragically short … Continue reading How to be a Coward
It's hard to be a male feminist. Especially on the internet. Are you sexist? Are you a "closet" sexist? Perhaps a "benevolent sexist"? I'm not saying these people don't exist. Although the categories do tend to run together. There are innumerable men with the perverse "nice guy" mentality. I can't count how many men have … Continue reading Why you Should Hold Doors in the Age of Feminism
I've been angry before Really Angry Roaring, stupid angry. Punching holes in walls and kicking things angry. I've never been proud of those moments. They are the kind of moments you look back at and retreat to some dark corner of the mind where you won't have to see that memory. Shame is certainly there, … Continue reading How Anger Affects Your Life