As Rob Brezsny notes, the typical “male” qualities of ferocity and courage are not among the four qualities of the warrior. Nor is brashness, overbearing strength, or the alpha cockiness that sometimes substitutes for leadership.
By forbidding touch, particularly touch between males, men in our culture experience life in a world devoid of unconditional human contact.
Men heckle women about frequency of sex because we key on it as authentic contact in lives otherwise cut off from connection.
The sooner being gay is deemed completely normal, the sooner homophobic prohibitions against male touch will be taken off straight men as well.
In American culture, men avoid all contact rather than risk even the hint of causing unwanted sexual touch.
“”Inside the pit of my stomach, a feeling, like being trapped in one of those dreams where your teeth are falling out of your mouth. Or you are losing your hair. And you can’t make it stop.”"
And you try and soften the loss with titty bars and drinking and pornography. But none of it satisfies the hunger nor relieves the pain.
One of the primary reasons that boys and men gay bash and bully queers is that they need to perform masculinity in order to show the world that they’re in the Box.
I didn’t really believe I was walking out for the last time, but I knew things would be fundamentally different from that moment on.
The Whole Parent writes about his journey past divorce to become a better father and a better man.
A few years ago the Off Parent began a anonymous blogging journey into divorce and single parenting. It wasn’t always pretty, but it did redeem his soul.
Seriously, ladies. If I could just take a moment and offer a general apology for all of us men. We’re really sorry this guy has been given opposable thumbs.
Brooklyn Photographer Chris Arnade shares five reasons why he prefers gay bars even though he’s straight.
Guest blogger, radio host, and father of twins Matt Walsh clears up a few important points on the always touchy subject of kids’ tantrums in public spaces.
Ah, internets, you never disappoint. A brown skinned woman wins Miss America, and thousands leap on Twitter to act extra stupid.