Because monsters can't be allowed to speak on our behalf. This week we see people at the highest levels of government preaching that boy's will be boys. They aren't discussing scrapes, bruises or busted windows. They are talking about sexual assault. It doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford It doesn't matter if you think … Continue reading Why We Must Speak
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.
Being a tough guy is all well and good. Being a tough guy that goes ape because someone looked at them sideways...not so much. Men have always had a sort of mismatch between differing ideas of masculinity. They are supposed to be strong and sturdy and bare great life stresses with a grunt. They are … Continue reading The 3 Indispensable Tools for Building Resilience
We men. We strong. We hit. We emotionally crippled wrecks. Hulk smash. Look, being a guy has its perks. More perks than otherwise in fact. Let's not argue that point. Seriously. We do have our troubles though. The emotionally inept strong man is a stereotype for good reason. Men are often taught to swallow their … Continue reading To make a man…