It seems everywhere we turn the culture is down on males, and it sometimes makes them angry – but is that a crime? Ron Collins makes a passionate case for the legitimacy of men’s anger.
It’s plausible to think that ignoring the murdered boys, and paying extra attention to the kidnapped girls in Nigeria is merely because the latter are still alive and can be potentially saved. But, do you seriously think that if a terrorist group captured 200 boys and slaughtered thousands of girls, the headlines would be #bringbackourboys?
Rape, slavery and war all involve abuse of human bodies. We would never praise rape-victims for giving pleasure to their rapist, nor laud slaves for being good whipping boys. Ayami Tyndall explains that, by the same logic, he cannot praise soldiers for having their bodies and minds subjected to horrific abuse.
With the recent publication of my novel, Oh Hell, inspired by the suicide of Thomas Ball in June 2011, it seemed right to update an article that appeared here just over one year ago, entitled, Only one thing left…. (Oh Hell spoiler alert.) Shortly after Thomas James Ball’s death on June 15th, 2011, I read […]
Forty percent of India’s population – millions of people – are impoverished. The nation has an epidemic of hunger, and thousands of homeless, mostly men. The government has decided to address the issue by initiating a food stamp program. The problem? They’re only giving food stamps to each household’s eldest female resident. This will leave thousands of men starving.