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  • St. Joseph and Manhood

    03/20/2017 8:23:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 94 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Joseph and Manhood Msgr. Charles Pope • March 19, 2017 • I remember once being amused to hear that a 19th century Franciscan theologian (whose name I cannot recall) wrote a six-volume set called “The Life of St. Joseph.” How could one possibly get enough material to fill six volumes? We know so little about Joseph from Scripture. He seems to have been the strong, silent type. Not a word of his is recorded, but his actions have much to say, especially to men.On this feast of St. Joseph, we do well to ponder him as a model...
  • Dangerous words: 'Be a man'

    01/07/2017 7:33:49 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    As we watch the rise of the Snowflake Generation with a mixture of bemusement and horror you know, the young people unable to use a can opener but who are certain theyre qualified to dictate business and social policy, the generation who can work a smartphone like a brain surgeon but cant figure out what gender they are it should come as no surprise that manhood and masculinity have come under fire. If youve ever wondered what it takes to be a man, look no further than the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There youll find the answer: Real men...
  • TRENDING: Universities work to purge male students of their toxic masculinity

    12/15/2016 12:49:25 PM PST · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    College Fix ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of whats been labeled toxic masculinity. Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today. On campus, toxic masculinity is often blamed for sexual violence, body shaming, a hyper-masculinized sporting culture, acts of domestic terrorism and much more. For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, The Orlando Syllabus, identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a...
  • All hail the rise of cat men, an antidote to toxic masculinity

    12/14/2016 10:57:23 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 11, 2016 | Hayley Gleeson
    An online movement of men is shrugging off the stereotype that 'cats are for girls' and flaunting their affinity for kitties, writes Hayley Gleeson. And they're giving others permission to embrace a gentler, more thoughtful kind of masculinity. Myles Loughran is a cat man. 'Cat man' as in, 'cat lady', but with a Y-chromosome. Put another way, Mr Loughran is a man who likes cats as opposed to a man who likes dogs, say, or miniature pigs. "There's something about cats," the 29-year-old co-owner of Cat Cafe Melbourne tells ABC News. "I feel they can give you that real...
  • Women at Duke University, to teach Men to be Men

    10/02/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2016 | rovenstinez
    I just returned from a MENS conference, 8,000 men trying desperately to find their manhood, and feel that women in America don't understand.... Gods Original Design for the male to bear responsiblity for his semen, for the forming of life values of his offspring, and showing little boys how to be men. The Duke Universtiy Womens Center wants to teach says. "Now, it may also become known as a great place for men to gather and contemplate why theyre such horrible people."
  • The REAL reason why women are freezing their eggs - they are waiting for the perfect father

    09/08/2016 7:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2016 | Fiona MacRae
    They are often portrayed as hard-hearted individuals who are putting motherhood on hold in order to climb the career ladder. But women who freeze their eggs are actually waiting for a man who is perfect father material to come along. Researcher Kylie Baldwin, who asked a group of women why they froze their eggs, said: 'I think they were looking for a hands-on father. 'And it was the absence of this particular type of potential father, not just the absence of any partner, that led them to freeze the eggs.
  • I Only Date Guys With High Credit Scores

    08/25/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 152 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to love, Martina Paillant wont settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills, the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post. Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someones FICO number before becoming Facebook official, shes been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.

    07/12/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/16/17 | Col. Bill Connor
    It may not be politically correct to say so, but we cannot afford to let anybody strip our nation of its manhood IS AMERICA LOSING ITS MANHOOD? We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood President Theodore Roosevelt Witnessing the myriad problems facing America, the shock and confusion as to whats happening to this great nation is overwhelming. From San Bernadino to Orlando, we have experienced multiple lone wolf Jihadist attacks by Americans against Americans on our home soil. Overseas, we are experiencing many foreign policy and national security challenges, including a resurgent Russia, barbarism by ISIS, and...
  • Young Men in the UK Refuse to Identify as Masculine

    05/27/2016 12:03:50 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 39 replies ^ | 05/27/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    A YouGov study and documentary has found that only 2% of British young men even consider themselves masculine, with the majority believing themselves to be something in between manly and feminine. Apparently, most view the word masculine as a sort of dirty word. From YouGov: [Snip of YouGov quote...] Of most interest is the implication that men who identify themselves as masculine actually live more psychologically healthy lives. "Psychologically" in the sense that they aren't killing themselves, as suicide is the biggest problem facing UK young men. The words of the study, that they are willing to "talk about their...
  • Be a Man. Get Married.

    05/10/2016 10:47:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 103 replies
    Prager U ^ | May 9, 2016 | Brad Wilcox
    Be a Man. Get Married. Published on May 9, 2016 Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.
  • Damaged masculinity may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings

    04/20/2016 8:02:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings Follow @mikerosenwald View Archive RSS Feed April 20 at 6:34 AM Columbine High Schoolshooter, Eric Harris. (AP Photo/HO) Wednesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — the terrible day in 1999 when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded dozens more before killing themselves in Colorado.In the strangely American phenomenon of mass shootings, Columbine comes up again and again. As I wrote last year: It was Columbine that changed everything…a horrifying event that occurred just as the Internet was taking root in the...
  • Why Are Millennial Men Such Wimps?

    03/30/2016 11:42:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 122 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 26, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Ladies -- sick of posturing hipsters still living in mom's basement while they role-play their lives away, in between trying to pick up chicks with somebody else's money? You're not alone: Last week, Tomi Lahren, a 23-year-old political commentator for The Blaze, ended her show by raising the following question: Is it just me, or have men gotten really soft these days?
  • When Manliness Goes Missing

    02/24/2016 6:58:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | February 24, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    By most available information, Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination. He's not a conservative in any meaningful sense -- he shifts his positions at whim, preaches about the worth of big government and suggests that he will personally "win for America." But after eight years of Barack Obama's passive-aggressive emasculation of Americans, many conservatives have embraced Trump because of his unbridled masculinity. He's Joe Pesci in "Goodfellas": a toxic dude who's fun to watch, but who might occasionally shoot somebody just for the hell of it. On Fifth Avenue, apparently. And receive plaudits from his followers. This is the...
  • Why is People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ almost always white?

    11/18/2015 10:26:10 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/18/2015 | Adam Howard
    People magazine's pick for their annual "Sexiest Man Alive" cover story is ... another white guy. David Beckham, the 40-year-old retired soccer star, received the nod on Tuesday, making him the latest in a long line of white men so honored since the magazine started awarding the title 30 years ago. Denzel Washington is the only person of color to ever grace a "Sexiest Man Alive" cover, and that was 19 years ago. Meanwhile, four white actors (Richard Gere, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp) have earned the distinction twice. ~snip~ "I'm not personally slighted by it, majorly because...
  • Gay Columnist Calls for the End of ‘Manhood’

    10/30/2015 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 30, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT | Sam Dorman
    Guardian columnist Zach Stafford, a self-described gay man, says that since masculinity has been central to centuries of war, pillaging, and violence, the very concept of manhood in modern society should be eliminated. There is a manhood in crisis trend story to match each one pondering whether women can have it all. But manhood isnt in crisis; it is the crisis, Stafford wrote in his Thursday column, Its time to do away with the concept of manhood altogether.
  • Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

    10/05/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | JR Ridley
    The size of G.I. Joes biceps and Arnold Schwarzeneggers guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt Universitys Healthy Masculinities Week, organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Womens Center. Attendance for students was optional. The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in womens studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelors in women, gender and sexuality studies.) Entire article can be found hee.
  • 25 Ways to Be a Real Man

    10/03/2015 3:50:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies ^ | Craig Dunkley
    In its Men's Style section, The New York Times recently published a somewhat ridiculous, liberalism-infused article entitled "27 Ways to Be a Modern Man." While a few of the 27 ways made some sense, many of them were so soft-handed and weak that one wonders if the article was meant as a joke. Sadly, it appears that the writer was serious: When the modern man buys shoes for his spouse, he doesnt have to ask her sister for the size. And he knows which brands run big or small. Does the modern man have a melon baller? What do you...
  • Fathers and Daughters Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become  stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • Boys need a stay-at-home dad LEGO figurine [Hurl]

    03/19/2015 11:27:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | March 18, 2015 | Elissa Strauss
    Tere's a growing movement to make girls' toys less girly. Petitions have been signed and complaints lodged sometimes even by those as young as 5 about why girls deserve more than princesses and pink. And toy companies are beginning to listen, offering educational or scientific toys marketed to girls. The latest: a new LEGO collection of female scientist figures. That's great news! But here's the thing: Boys deserve more variety too.
  • Penis-Size Study 'Am I Normal?'

    03/06/2015 7:29:06 PM PST · by mrsmith · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | Bill Briggs
    For some men, love has long been a battle of inches. But a new report revealing the "definitive" length of typical manhood may let many guys breathe easier ...
  • Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride

    12/21/2014 11:13:07 AM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 20, 2012 | Amanda Holpuch
    Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride Poster campaign will attempt to stop antisocial practice Doctors say crossing legs will not affect reproductive powers. Amanda Holpuch Saturday 20 December 2014 Comments As 2014 comes to an end, one thing New York commuters can expect in 2015 is an official city campaign against a growing problem: manspreading. Manspreading is the act or practice typically male of spreading ones legs in a manner which prevents others from occupying nearby seats on the subway, commuter train or bus. A Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spokesman, Kevin Ortiz, described...
  • A post Satan did not want published? In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men

    11/03/2014 7:36:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A post Satan did not want published? But Here it is anyway: In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men By: Msgr. Charles PopeThis is a post that Satan apparently did not like. When I posted it last Thursday, the Server of the Archdiocese (literally) burnt up within an hour or two of posting. And while things are slowly coming back online, the post you are about to read could not be found in the archive file, anywhere. Thanks be to God some intrepid readers (at had saved the post which I had not had...
  • For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

    09/03/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 Sept 2014 | Joel Rose
    This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues. The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment. "It's happening here. It's happening now. It's happening with us," Warren Farrell, one of the keynote speakers,...
  • Whatever Happened ToManly Virtues

    07/17/2014 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Virtue: A habitual and firm disposition to do the good. Cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Traditional male virtues are strength, courage, independence, heroism in combat, and sexual initiative. For many years, Jesus has been portrayed as a Galilean flower child, walking around the countryside being nice, preaching love and peace, and having a thing for Mary Magdalene. Somehow, this easygoing hippie runs afoul of the corrupt power structure, and ends up dying with career criminals, under horrible circumstances. Of course, even a casual reading of the Gospels reveals something far different. If anything, Jesus is a confrontational,...
  • WH PHOTO: President Obama Demonstrates His Manhood by Sparring with 14 Year-Old Make A Wish Kid ...

    05/25/2014 11:40:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama spars with Jaren Paul Suber, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Rowlett, Texas, in the Oval Office, March 20, 2014
  • MAN STUFF: 100 Things A Real Man Doesnt Do

    05/03/2014 4:18:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 91 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2 May 2014 | Chad Howse Fitness
    What is a man? Biologically we know he has a braciole, balls, and hair under his arms. But what makes a real man? Our society is filled with men who arent real men. Its also filled with guys like you and I, who aspire real men, but we dont always know what that entails. To identify what a real man is, well look at what he isnt. 1.A real man doesnt whine. 2.A real man doesnt worry about that which he cant control. 3.A real man doesnt fear the loss of love. Hes secure in his relationships. 4.A real man...
  • Hilarious RUSH: Putin Sings Come Back Barry, When You Grow A Pair

    03/20/2014 12:32:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 3-20-14 | Reshbo via Dollard
    Now this is HILARIOUS!! It should send a few liberals into orbit. BETTING POOL: How long until the first "THAT'S RACIST!!"?
  • We're Losing the War On Poverty Because Our Schools Turn Boys Into Eunuchs

    01/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    As a binge-TV watcher, Ive relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But Breaking Bad the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass didnt appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an epic work with the best actors Ive ever seen. Midway through season two, I understand why Walter White is heroic. As men increasingly check out of work, marriage, and fatherhood, its hard not to root for a man fiercely determined to secure his familys future before dying despite his morally abhorrent methods. That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to safeguard...
  • Men Are 'On Strike' Throughout The U.S.: What Are The Causes? (More John Galt than Peter Pan?)

    01/12/2014 6:48:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jerry Bowyer
    I havent seen my copy of Men On Strike for several weeks. I kept careful watch on the book until I finished interviewing her, but after that it disappeared into the Bowyer-Family-Book-Sharing Vortex from which it has not yet emerged. Thats because it is an easy read about a topic which is interesting in both a social science theory way, and in a figuring out how to get by in the current world kind of way. Men on Strike is pretty much what the title says it is, a book about how many men have decided not to participate in...
  • Downward and Deeper into Sexual Confusion: Parents Choose to Raise Genderless Child

    05/31/2011 2:51:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 30, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no secret that our culture as a whole is descending into an ever-deeper sexual confusion. Recently two examples of this were in the news.In the first article which I summarize here, a Canadian couple have chosen to raise (impose upon?) their child a “genderless” upbringing. For now, they have refused to tell any of their family or friends the sex of their child, whom they call “Storm,” and groom and dress the infant child ambiguously.I would like to provide excerpts of a much longer article here and comment as we go. As usual, the article is in bold,...
  • American men taking back their masculinity?

    12/15/2013 9:07:01 AM PST · by usalady · 60 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 15, 2013 | Martha
    American feminists may be in for a surprise. A growing number of manly men in the country are taking back the masculinity that Betty Friedan and her ilk took from them during the beginning of the feminist movement in America.
  • Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms

    06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    The Province ^ | June 11, 2013
    A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43. That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey. Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list. Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a...
  • Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy

    06/04/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-4-2013 | Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times
    Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times Jun. 4, 2013, 11:22 AM Men once the dominate sex in nearly every sector of society seem to be falling far and fast. A new Pew report finds that 40 percent of households with children under 18 have mothers who are the primary breadwinners a dramatic rise from just 11 percent in 1960. Women now earn about 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe. Single women are increasingly becoming homeowners and a survey by Harris Interactive and Mortgage Marvel this week...
  • Why men should wear hats - Stylish, mature and respectful: Its about time

    05/30/2013 5:58:17 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 106 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 29, 2013
    I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country, Raymond Chandlers famously precise private eye Philip Marlowe observed in 1940s Farewell, My Lovely. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. The hat, a fedora most likely, was once as crucial to detective work as a sidearm and trench coat. And utterly masculine. The same could be said about the business of hockey. Archival black-and-white shots of famous National Hockey League coaches such as the Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach or Toe Blake of...
  • On masculinity: My father's generation were better at being men

    05/19/2013 2:44:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2013 | Ian Jack
    According to Diane Abbott, Britain is facing a crisis of masculinity. In a speech made on Thursday under the auspices of the thinktank Demos, the shadow health minister warned of a generation of angry, inarticulate young men who had no idea of their role in society. Raised on a diet of pornography and consumerism, they were "caught between the stiff-upper-lip approach of previous generations" and the "pornified ideals" of a youth culture that featured Viagra as a party drug and promoted sexism and homophobia.More prone to depression and less well educated than young women, and perhaps jobless despite a degree,...
  • Are Radical Feminists Responsible For the Gay Rights Movement?

    05/10/2013 10:02:18 AM PDT · by pinochet · 18 replies
    The reason why most Freeper men happen to be well-adjusted, manly, heterosexual men, is because they were likely raised by traditional American Christian women, with traditional American values. Not all men in America had the good fortune to be raised by traditional women. I refer you to Christina Hoff Sommers 2001 book, The War Against Boys, which I consider to be the most important book on the greatest danger facing Western Civilization, radical feminism: Most American Christians do not understand the radical feminist sub-culture. If you have grown up among Christian women, it is difficult for you to imagine...
  • Millennials Are the Unluckiest Generation

    04/26/2013 3:18:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/26/2013 | by Derek Thompson
    The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 werent special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they were categorically different from the 3.6 million Americans born in 1981. They were the first members of a new club: Generation Y.This so-called millennial cohort, the largest generation in American history, landed in the cradle during an awful recession, learned to walk during the Reagan recovery, came of age in the booming 1990s, and entered the labor market after the Sept. 11 attacks and before the Great Recession, the two tragedies of the early 21st century. Theyve...
  • As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

    03/28/2013 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Tom Bowman
    When the Pentagon said earlier this year that it would open ground combat jobs to women, it was cast in terms of giving women equal opportunities in the workplace the military workplace. But the move has practical considerations, too. The military needs qualified people to fill its ranks, and it's increasingly harder to find them among men. "It's fairly common knowledge that our population of military-age young men, who qualify for the military, is declining," Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview with NPR just after the Pentagon announced that women no longer be excluded from...
  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Military recruiting women as qualified military-age men dwindle

    03/26/2013 6:36:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2013 | Jeff Poor
    In a report by NPRs Tom Bowman aired during Mondays broadcast of All Things Considered, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey explained why the military is having difficulty recruiting qualified young men. I think its fairly common knowledge that our population of military-age young men who qualify for the military is declining, Dempsey told NPR. And so, as a very practical matter, we decided if in 2020 were going to need these young ladies and were going to need to attract as much diversity and as much talent as we can possibly attract, if thats going...
  • McCain Says He Would be Comfortable With His Daughter Serving in Combat

    02/13/2013 8:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he would feel not only comfortable but proud if he had a daughter serving in a front-line combat position in the U.S. military. Sen. McCain has seven children, including four sons and three daughters. His son Jimmy served in the Marine Corps and two othersJack and Dougare or were Navy pilots.
  • Why Young Men are Giving Up on Marriage

    01/18/2013 2:05:46 PM PST · by NYer · 216 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 17, 2013 | Hilary White
    Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center.Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.Pews findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture,...
  • When Neutered Men Speak to Boys [where have the real men gone?]

    01/17/2013 9:18:29 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    hinkinghousewife ^ | WHEELER MacPherson
    "And so I began to search my memory, and I could not recall a single adult male in my boyhood speaking to me or my friends in such tones. I cannot recall any men routinely squatting down or leaning over to make themselves appear closer to my own height. I cannot remember any men putting a breathless wheezing whisper into their words. I cannot bring to mind a single incident in which a grown man opened his eyes and mouth as wide as possible and talked to me like some grinning, masculine Norma Desmond. What I do remember are the...
  • Dave Says Husband Should be a Man

    01/08/2013 8:34:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My daughter died. She was 32 years old and single, and she had lived with me for the last few years because she was recently disabled. I did not support her financially, and when she died she had no assets and no will. Is it my responsibility to pay the student loans and medical bills she left behind?JimDear Jim,Im so sorry youre experiencing this kind of grief. Losing a child is a heartbreaking experience, no matter their age.The short answer is this: If you didnt sign for it, youre not liable. If a friend were to move in...
  • Gun Control? Not on Drudge. "Enlarge your...."

    12/20/2012 9:05:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Drudge ^ | 12/20/2012 | Drudge
  • Hillary, the bigger man?

    10/16/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 21 replies
    Vanity | 16 October 2012 | areukiddingme1
    It takes a big man to admit when hes wrong. I am NOT a big man. ~ Fletch Lives Apparently the president of the United States of America is NOT a big man either and is willing to let Hillary Clinton take the fall for him How noble of him and the vice president. The word ETHOS comes to mind. What is ETHOS? According to Merriam-Webster, Ethos is the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution. What is this president and vice presidents code or ethos? I have serious questions and doubt...
  • Women should stay out of workforce (Letter to Editor)

    08/20/2012 4:24:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | August 14, 2012 | Donn C. Drummond
    Prior to World War II and immediately thereafter, most married women in this country worked in their homes raising their children and keeping house. Then during the late 1960s, radical feminists encouraged young women to set aside their traditional family roles as homemakers, helpmates, child nurturers and husband civilizers for something trumpted as much more rewarding. Women were told that being a stay-at-home mom was nothing more than enslavement perpetrated by their male chauvinist husbands. Forget family life and children. Women could be happy and achieve fulfillment by capably competing with men in the workplace for equal jobs with equal...
  • A loving mother's advice: Hit the road, son (How I convinced my son to leave home)

    08/07/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/07/2012 | Kerry Madden
    I love my son dearly, and I was looking forward to seeing him, but I couldn't face another summer living with him. For six months, it had been an ongoing topic of discussion. But by May of this year it was abundantly clear that the time had come for our 23-year-old son, Flannery, a UCSB graduate in film, to get a place of his own. I live and teach creative writing to college students in Alabama during the academic year. It's not ideal living 2,200 miles from my husband, but it's what we do to make a dent in the...
  • Study Sinks 'Women and Children First' Tradition

    07/30/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 23 replies
    ABC Science ^ | 31 July 2012 | Stephen Pincock, sourced from Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson
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    07/29/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
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