I think he is trying to get through to all the men who can’t see why “human being” should be the…
Scott Stratton
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I’d have to re-read my notes, but I think he wrote this after Trump’s pussy comments and the media frenzy that ensued.

He introduces satire in his writings and often with some sarcasm. This particular piece still had elements of humor, but it had a much more serious tone, which I took literally. I believed him to be communicating his beliefs.

Not everyone holds the same virtues of manhood (being a man) as I do — as it seems you do — and we don’t live up to all of them either; we aren’t perfect, but we still aspire to be.

Much of what I said doesn’t only apply to men. Women have much the same characteristics, as opposed to girls.

My point extended beyond gender, though. This was an opportunity to not only address the author, but all bloggers. We’ve turned into a generation of people that are quick to externalize thoughts and feelings, without thinking. We are skipping a step in the process and quibbling on the internet about how a person isn’t a “man” anymore isn’t a quality of being a man.


Medium makes it difficult to read other posts when writing on mobile devices, but I think your point was that he was giving up on gender roles entirely.

While interesting, it didn’t come across that way when I read it at the time. It was put in such a way that I read, “I recognize there is this thing called ‘being a man’ over here, which I don’t want to be associated with because of all these bad things I associate with it, like fart jokes and misogyny” and not, “please don’t call me a man because I see it more revered as compared to being called a woman.” Ignoring genders is still a cop out.

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