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.
My wife says that I am a good dad. My boy is not yet three, but he always greets me with a smile. My own parents tell me how proud they are of my parenting. Still I doubt every day. I change diapers. I make meals. I play and read and sing silly songs. I've … Continue reading Missing Moments in Front of Me
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
I have a lot of pride Hell. I run a blog dedicated to being the best man possible. It takes some ego. It may be cliche but pride can be a dangerous thing. We all tend to think that we are doing the right thing. That the course of our experiences has taught us the … Continue reading Going Through Changes
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