I was intrigued with some of the ideas TC was playing around with in the most recent editorial, all the joking aside. It seems to me that Western culture has been frowning on anything “masculine” for the last 30 years or so, and many of the healthy and constructive expressions of the masculine identity have been turned into something bad and cast aside. I don’t want to blame either Feminism, because it did have a point, or sound like a separatist, but now men are left with fairly undesirable images of themselves in the world around them. Masculine guilt got much, much bigger. This of course is incredibly disatisfying, and so the average guy is left with some very destructive, “Fight Club” alternatives for expressing his disatisfaction with the state of things. Men have been emasculated, women are afraid to embrace femininity for fear of a wrong political or social move. How can anybody be happy with this?
It is not wrong or bad to be a man, or a woman for that matter, no matter what these things mean to you. But just try and say it in public!
Any thoughts on this, people? And TC, a joke from you might be very helpful here.