Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.
During his runs for the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has done a good job of mimicking Reagan’s anti-government diatribes and ‘better days ahead’ rhetoric.
The whole gun debate needs to be infused with a discussion about manhood. It’s frustrating to hear debates about gun rights vs. gun control, and yet very few people say what’s hidden in plain sight: It’s really a contest of meanings about manhood.
Men are every bit as gendered as women.
In real life, women don’t enjoy being degraded and treated like objects/receptacles.
Advocates of ‘free speech’ often repeat the mantra that the best response to bad speech is more and better speech, not the suppression of the bad stuff.
If journalism is the first draft of history, then talk radio provides an early glimpse into how the meaning of political events will be spun for ideological and partisan purposes.
Elite athletes learn entitlement. They believe they are entitled to have women serve their needs. It’s part of being a man. It’s the cultural construction of masculinity.
How many more school shootings do we need before we start talking about this as a social problem, and not merely a random collection of isolated incidents?
As governor of California in 1970, Reagan endeared himself to millions of conservatives nationwide when he publicly rebuked the anti-war movement that was exploding on college campuses.