Reflections on War, Sex, and Church
The media have been ablaze with stories of police brutality, campus rape, military conflict, and mass murder. Stan Goff insists on a single thread: masculinity.
Last week’s shooting at a California high school—in which one student was seriously injured but no one was killed—offers an important corrective to a couple of the more toxic arguments that have been floated since the Connecticut shooting.
Megan McArdle thinks that gun-control measures wouldn't accomplish much but that training kids to run at a shooter instead of away might. That's a weird payoff at the end of a 4,500-word post, but it's not as offensive as Charlotte Allen's argument.
Modern women are ruining all the men/masculinity with their modern womanness! argues Suzanne Venker, in an article that deserves most of the criticism that's been heaped upon it.
Men and the church are often at odds. Sadly, many of the reasons researchers give for this are as insulting as they are misguided.
On Susan Faludi's Stiffed
Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, by Susan Faludi
Gender and churchgoing