Jun 032013

A couple of months ago, I wrote a bit about masculinity and domestic violence. The issue has remained very live in my mind, and I have a few more somewhat fragmentary thoughts I want to record here: 1) Language matters. “Domestic violence” is a terrible way to characterize male family brutality. “Violence” is a part […]

Dec 142012

I overheard a coworker the other day lamenting us men. “Egos!” she exclaimed. “You all have such fragile egos.” We do, you know. I’m so often struck by this. For years, I worked in a high-powered, hard-charging field, populated not just predominantly, but virtually exclusively, by alpha males. (I encountered exactly two women in senior […]