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On masculinity: My father's generation were better at being men
The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2013 | Ian Jack

Posted on 05/19/2013 2:44:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: rarestia

Thanks for your comments. I agree...


51 posted on 05/19/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: nevergore

Thanks for the response. The recitation of your experience was appreciated. It’s important that we hear these experiences. Good job...


52 posted on 05/19/2013 1:05:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

My daughter was a real terror growing up. Ultimately, what she wanted was intervention, a comforting strong hand to help her through her travails.

In stepped well meaning adults to short-circuit the stability she really needed. It was a real shame to endure at the time. Very frustrating indeed for a father than wanted the best for her.

I think she has her life pretty well in tow these days. I’m glad to know it.


53 posted on 05/19/2013 1:07:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: tomkat

I agree TomKat. Men have tried to be supportive and allow women to design their own best destiny. And IMO, to a fault they have. This hasn’t been a boon to anyone, Women (fully), men, or their children.

I’ll give you one example that pretty well spells it out, where our society has wound up.

Don’t keep score, it’s just too stressful...

And have you ever heard so much angst from grown-ups who were once picked last to be on a team as a child?

Lordy!


54 posted on 05/19/2013 1:10:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: Dartman

Thanks Dartman...


55 posted on 05/19/2013 1:10:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: Dartman

You are absolutely correct.... at times, boys have to learn how to be men in an all male environment....no girls allowed..... By nature, we are an aggressive and disgusting lot (almost feral) if not tempered good strong male role models....

Fortunately, BSA has not succumbed to the to what has occurred in Canada....


56 posted on 05/19/2013 2:50:35 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: DoughtyOne

ooooh...peer approval...I live for that! Just kidding...LOL

Thank you for the compliment!


57 posted on 05/19/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: nevergore

Hey, that’s what I’m here for... :^)


58 posted on 05/19/2013 4:43:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


59 posted on 05/19/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it was the baby boomers that won the cold war. And that could be very hot in places.


60 posted on 05/21/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by Vanders9
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I blame Lyndon Johnson and The Beetles. He sparked the birth of the “Great American Chicken” and they sparked the rise of the “boy bands” that sound like girl bands.

Nah, the Monkees were the first boy band. Admittedly they were formed to cash in on the success of the Beatles, but the beatles themselves were no boy band.

61 posted on 05/21/2013 7:55:47 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

Born 1960 and served in the cold war, as it were.


62 posted on 05/21/2013 8:16:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly so.


63 posted on 05/21/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by Vanders9
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