I can understand where you’re coming from, but I think you may have missed the mark for a few reasons —
First, just a question… Why do you think I’m trying to blame all men for the actions of a few?
Hey Matthew — I’m just discovering this wonderful piece now. Thanks for the great work you’re doing, I know it can be difficult, lonely road. Would love to chat and discuss more, if you’re up for it — I’ve been heavily involved in masculinity work and looking to figure out “what’s next” for some time.
So far I’ve put on screen time restrictions for social media (1hr / day) and games (30 min / day) — both have helped me cap my usage, and over time I’ll lower them progressively so it’s effectively 0 or deleted altogether.
Just this morning I added a 30 min restriction to the Mail app on my iPhone and Safari, since those are…
Yup, this is EXACTLY the survey I used to track my mindfulness from week-to-week. It’s probably not very precise, but it’s a good attempt.
I’ve made mine a Google-form, so I can do it in ~2 minutes pretty quickly and compile the results in a spreadsheet.
Thanks Steven! Just based on the positive response… it seems like lots of people are yearning to reclaim their time, sanity, and presence!
How are you approaching this goal for the year (or life)?
There’s a growing critical mass of people that are waking up to the lack of value created by these platforms, and realizing how much more value exists in the basic aspects of life around us you described — relationships, creative outlets, continuous learning, etc. Of course, we can manipulate technology to help us stay connected, but only if we do so thoughtfully and don’t let the technology control of US!
You’ve reached a conclusion that these two groups cannot meet, yet provided no substance to back this up.
Why would “the feminists commenting on the Gillette twitter feed” that are advocating for men to self-examine themselves and their reaction to the ad be at odds with male feminists? How are these feminists the problem?
I haven’t done enough homework on the theme of how white men are portrayed in advertising vs. black men, so I really can’t make any comments one way or the other. My gut is telling me you’re over-indexing your perception of bias, but I don’t really know either way.