Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The above-pictured J-school professor contributes the following Deep Thoughts:
We need to get rid of the whole idea of masculinity. It's time to abandon the claim that there are certain psychological or social traits that inherently come with being biologically male. [...]
I don't think the planet can long survive if the current conception of masculinity endures. We face political and ecological challenges that can't be met with this old model of what it means to be a man. At the more intimate level, the stakes are just as high. For those of us who are biologically male, we have a simple choice: We men can settle for being men, or we can strive to be human beings.
Perhaps HIS "masculinity" prevents him from being a human being. Then he should speak for himself, or whatever he actually is...