Take a look at this and imagine if the roles were reversed... would it be as acceptable? Funny?
You may think I am a bit sensitive and a closet lover of the McRib Sandwich (btw... I do really like that saucy little thing) but I believe there continues to be a deepening divide between what we have known manhood to be and what it is simply becoming in the eyes of a more "tolerant" society.
William J Bennett has recently released The Book of Man where in he describes the need for greater role models for boys and exposes a historical perspective on what has shaped men throughout the ages. However, as you can see by the media what is shaping men today... or better asked, Into WHAT are they being shaped?
Is everyone happy about this? No. Ironically, some of the most disappointed are the least expected. Bennett in a current CNN OpEd piece states...
Most feminists are not celebrating the decline of men and shouting it from the rooftops. Certainly, the far-left feminist movement has sought to diminish the role of men, but a majority of women want able, competent men of their equal. Strong men make stronger women (and vice versa) and stronger families, and women want that. Many men today aren't sure what they want.
So, we need a few good men to step up and realize their roles for modeling proper manhood. You may agree with that but not as to how it manifests itself... pun completely intended!
What is a strong, male role model to you?