Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

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About Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. He has worked and consulted in Vancouver, New York, and now Toronto for almost a decade. Josh improvises around Toronto, including regular shows with Opening Night Theatre, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can email Josh or follow him on Twitter. If you want to submit a guestpost or know more about Josh, check this post and this post out first.

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  1. Jamie Reidy says:

    Dude, that “Rock Star” song is awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRM2XgfSybI

  2. Here’s what I wrote on my blog a few minutes ago:

    In a poignant post, Josh Bowman reveals his deep ambivalence — love, jealousy, judmgnet — towards Masculinity.

    He titles his post, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” leading me to wonder if he ever really understood the cowboy archetype. I find myself identifying very much with his perspective. Men, the son of a farmer and macho blue collar man in a small Western town, discovering myself to be sensitive, artistic, and school-loving.

    But I see no contradiction between healthy masculinity and reclaiming the cowboy archetype. There are good cowboys and bad cowboys, but Bowman seems to think they are all bad-ass gunslingers. The good cowboys are good men, noble, honorable, and only show force when it’s absolutely necessary to protect the good.

    • Amen, the cowboys that Gary Cooper and John Wayne, even Clint Eastwoon portrayed were only ‘Badasses’ with the ‘Bad Guys’. They treated women with the upmost respect and lived by a really very strict ‘moral code’. And while none of us growing up watching these movie chracters were going to strap on ‘Shootin’ Irons” and go slay the bad guys, I think they helped show young men some of the ways to perhaps be a ‘Good Man’.

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