Overall, this leads me to the conclusion that we, whether leaders, veterans, or even just garden-variety American men, cannot publicly claim to be winning in any sense of the term.
Men as a whole definitely could do better (spoiler alert, so could all members of society), and anything that pushes us towards trying to be the best we can be should be applauded.
What we are talking about has taken a back seat to the way we talk about it.
Now that would really rile up the Gillette haters!
Who couldn’t be better?
It’s all about us!
Post-patriarchal masculinity has growing pains. But they are worth it … and is there a choice?
This is an ad that is literally just saying “hey, men can do better” and people are acting as though this was the announcement that XY chromosomes have been made illegal and having chest hair means that you’re going to get rounded up to camps.
— There is a common automaticity among humans to dissect statements and ideas in order to find hidden meanings. We read into things, believe we know “what they are really trying to say” and convince ourselves that we are right. Why? To protect ourselves from deception. I have heard it said that we are meaning-making-machines.…
What do recent incidents say about how this country values women, the disabled, people of color, the LGBTQ community?