There’s nothing that forces a person to understand the complexities of an issue more than having to argue both sides of a debate. Often we try to simplify problems into a binary choice – we’re either for or against something. This simplification, however, is rarely helpful. Usually, it just polarizes interested parties, distorts issues and prevents people from finding solutions.
What does goodness, within the context of manhood, mean to me? I offer three ways of thinking about the nexus of goodness and manhood. But, as a point of departure, I’ll state that for me, goodness is an aspiration and manhood is a process. Here goes.
Tebow should not participate in anti-abortion Super Bowl ad
-By David Sacks
Tebow deserves respect for his decision to speak out
-By Justin Rotman
Upon the embarkation of President Obama’s second year, a request of our politicians: end the misinformation and start the education. It is time to call out the nation. Our country undoubtedly faces numerous colossal challenges, and in order to solve them, not only do we need legislative action but national behavioral change.
On a warm summer morning sixteen years ago, my father announced that he was leaving my mother, sister and me to go to the United States. It was not his departure that bothered my mother; but rather his lack of trust in her.
Is there something else, some other qualities that emerge when masculinity and ethics interact? I think so. Virtue is a matter of practice and the practice you get depends on the body you’re in.
If Democrats are going to have any chance of recovering, they need to start tuning into the public’s fears more effectively. Doing so will be the only way to immunize the population against Republicans’ hyperbolic characterizations of their reforms.
I love experiments. To conduct an experiment one needs, among other traits, curiosity, creativity, patience and humility--curiosity to want to learn something; creativity to design the experiment; patience to handle errors and missteps; and most importantly, humility, because the willingness to run an experiment implicitly admits one’s inability to know outcomes with certainty, even when one’s expertise might be unparalleled.
Much has been said of this essay series since it first began. Some have been critical of the series, questioning the wisdom of drawing attention to men’s issues when men in our society already receive the lion’s share of attention. Some have voiced misgivings that the series promotes gender binaries, deferring to male-normative and hetero-normative points of view. Many have praised the series as a forum capable of presenting a wide diversity of opinions.
Who would have thought that a single car accident, where the driver backed out of his driveway onto a private road and struck a fire hydrant, would cause so much damage? Well, Tiger Woods found out how much damage a seemingly inconsequential event could have. In the week following this freakish accident, Tiger Woods went from being one of the most respected and admired people on this planet, viewed as almost a superhuman figure, to a severely flawed adulterer.
Last week’s massacre at Fort Hood last week left 13 American soldiers dead and another 29 injured. What made the attack even more shocking was the fact that it occurred on American soil, where our soldiers should feel safe from war, and that another U.S. soldier committed this terrible crime. So what can we learn from this attack and bring with us into the future as the U.S. continues to fight terrorism around the world?
When Agassi took crystal meth and failed a drug test, he lied to the ATP so that he wouldn’t get suspended. So why is there no palpable outrage as a result of these leaks? The reason is simple (and it’s not because Americans don’t care about tennis).