Let’s talk about heroes.
Father’s Day is again upon us. (For most of the world, that is. For most of us, Father’s Day occurs on the third Sunday in June.
Empowered sex is good sex. Let’s stop training our boys to be sexual aggressors, and our girls to be passive victims.
I was recently in another city for work, so I stopped in at a souvenir shop to pick up a few things for loved ones back home. The store had a lot of fun stuff. But then I noticed that they had a lot of stuff that was not fun. There were a number of things that were kind of (or even
The other day the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired a radio program on female athletes who are preparing for this summer’s Olympic Games in London. One of the women, a cyclist, spoke about how the men she sometimes trains with react badly when she beats them in a race. They become embarrassed. They feel humiliated. And they even have a term for it. When a woman beats them, they call it “getting chicked.”
Sometimes when I am doing mundane things around the house, I like to turn on the television to watch programs that feature other people who are also doing that are pretty mundane. Things like slowly driving trucks on Canada’s “ice roads.” Like picking through other people’s garages and basements looking for antiques. Like running a pawn shop in Las Vegas. Like selling cars.
The other day it happened again. I got “male bonded” with. I met another man who works in my field – a line of work that has more women in it than it does men. This guy took one look at me and was instantly very happy to meet me.
Today is Mother’s Day. And how did Time magazine choose to mark the occasion? By putting out an issue this week on “attachment parenting” that featured on the cover the picture of a nearly four year-old boy standing on a chair and nursing on his mother’s breast. The picture proved incredibly controversial.
I am a straight guy who likes “chick flicks.” According to the media, I don’t exist.
The media sucks.
Dear Mr. Patriarch: Just what, exactly, did you accomplish with your life?
The seasons always bring change. And this season I know of two very patriarchal men who are quickly approaching the end of their careers.
Perhaps, as they prepare to bring their working lives to a close, these two men are taking a moment to reflect upon their experiences.