This Social Interest Group will start with CTE and Football and expand to discuss how men are treated in times of war, in other crisis, and in the workplace, and how they are portrayed in the media.
We start 2017 with Mark Ward’s exhortation that poetry embrace “the callous bark,” since “to beautify /the world [we] cannot be contained in stanzas.”
In addition to their PTSD, veterans feel ashamed that they’ve failed to live up to the standards of hyper-masculinity, and they feel isolated and rejected by their friends, and that makes their PTSD and depression even worse.
With the World Series over and the election coming up, Thomas Fiffer looks at what it means to win in today’s world.
India and Pakistan must remember the bravehearts who displayed a sense of humanity during Partition.
When his disability seems too much in the face of war, a young man finds a way to get himself and his family out of Syria.
Alex Yarde looks at Homegrown Terrorist Film “The Siege” and compares it to today’s political reality.
In Memory of September 12, 2001 #NeverForget
When the conversation turns to the military, it’s easy to identify the assholes. They want to bomb the shit out of a country they can’t find on a map. They vote for every candidate who talks big but never wore a uniform. They start a sentence about America’s role in the world with “What we…
A Philadelphia veterans advocacy organization is suing the City for its failure to appoint a Director of Veterans Affairs, as required by a 1955 state code.
How did being in the military affect your life?
The stigma that male soldiers should be strong and heroic needs to be broken.
Do not despair, my daughter, for as you read this, you may be tempted to believe that honorable men disappeared in the years before you were born.
Building resilience, confronting initiation, choosing wisdom over bitterness and maintaining integrity are all only possible if you risk being tested.
One night, after a 10-hour battle on the Mediterranean Sea, three brave men dived into the ocean and boarded a sinking German U-boat.
Sean Davis shouldn’t have to explain why veterans and their families shouldn’t be used as props. But please listen as he does.