It started with an article in Ask Men, called The Joy of Punching by Robbie Dillon, wherein Dilllon attests to the inherent masculinity of fighting, and the badge of honor that comes from having been beaten up.
Huffington Post called on The Warrior Poet, our own Social Justice Editor, Cameron Conaway, as well as GQ and Vice writer Gavin McInnes, Ivan “Doc” Holiday, and a Sherry Blackstone, a nurse from Texas.
Gavin says, “You’re not a real man, until you’ve had your heart broken, you’ve broken a heart, you’ve beaten someone up and you’ve had the crap beaten out of you.”
What do you think? Is Cameron right that there’s a big difference between fighting to protect oneself (as even the Dalai Lama said he would do, if necessary) and allowing adrenaline to shorten one’s wick?