Link Dump

I’ve also added a few links to the sidebars.

Angry Women Lose Big
(Oh…and Men Have a Problem, Too)

Studies suggest women, but not men, lose status in the workplace when they get angry.

We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?

“Women ‘Falling for Obama,’ ” the story’s headline read. Elsewhere around the country, women were falling for the presidential candidate literally. Connecticut radio talk show host Jim Vicevich has counted five separate instances in which women fainted at Obama rallies since last September. And I thought such fainting was supposed to be a relic of the sexist past, when patriarchs forced their wives and daughters to lace themselves into corsets that cut off their oxygen.

A Boyhood Stolen

John Colapinto’s well-documented, lucid book is mainly an account of the devastating consequences of raising a boy as a girl. Unfortunately it deals with an actual case. It is a horror story of malpractice, incompetence, and evil among doctors, sex researchers, psychologists, and social activists. Colapinto reveals how the exploitation, manipulation, and mutilation of one unfortunate child was allowed to stand for years as a textbook case of progressive thinking and therapy, and lead to untold grief for many other children. Like a cutaway picture of a mineshaft, the book also lays bare down to the core one of the subterraneous structures on which the dark side of the culture wars is based.

The Pussification Of The Western Male

We have become a nation of women.

It wasn’t always this way, of course. There was a time when men put their signatures to a document, knowing full well that this single act would result in their execution if captured, and in the forfeiture of their property to the State. Their wives and children would be turned out by the soldiers, and their farms and businesses most probably given to someone who didn’t sign the document.

Wimps, Whiners, Weenies: Men in Movies Today

Run your eyes over this list and tell me what these men have in common: Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Paul Hogan, Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Sean Connery.

That’s right, they’re today’s top Hollywood tough guys, heart throbs, and macho men. But there’s something else they share–they’re all foreigners. Gibson, Crowe, and Hogan are Australian. Van Damme is Belgian and Neeson is Irish. Schwarzenegger was born and raised in Austria. Martial artists Chow Yun-Fat and Jet Li come from China. Brosnan and Connery are British. Why must the land of the free and the home of the brave import most of its on-screen testosterone? Where have America’s strong male icons gone?

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