Music & Men’s Issues: The approach, female space, and “street harassment”—”Let Me Down Easy” by Chris Isaak

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Author’s Note: There’s been a rapidly ramped-up cultural shift toward pathologizing male initiation of contact on multiple levels, starting with initial approaches to get women’s attentions. We are told that “street harassment” is not only culturally normative and epidemic but part of the “rape culture” continuum, emblematic of a wider cosmological worldview that men are […]

Doing life with public enemy no. 1

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“In the end, I really didn’t have a choice, even though I didn’t do what my ex-wife said I did. That, however, was of little concern to the career-minded police, prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge involved in my case.”