Men Are A Mess



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My Methodist Man's group meets weekly when I, alone, click on The Real Men Podcast. Today's subject "The Castration of Language."

Man up and deal with real male issues and the local church will pack 'em in.

Keep offering a gutted Christ, and keep dying.

Richard F Hicks more than 2 years ago

Keep it Balanced

Women commit physical domestic abuse at pretty much the same rates as men. By many measures, women aren't doing any better than men. Yet there is a disparity in many ways because men and women are different. Which is why there is even such a thing as "men's ministry." To continue to promote a narrative that makes men/masculinity problematic is virtually ensuring that the future will be full of violent, dysfunctional men. I want to see UM Men's Ministry start doing things akin to what Jordan Peterson is doing in the nonbelieving world. Here's a helpful article about this: . If we can't get on board with actually fixing this damage that social deconstructivism/reconstructivism is doing, then we don't really have any right to say we're doing any good for men.

Jeffrey Rickman more than 2 years ago

Women commit physical domestic abuse at pretty much the same rates as men.

Jeffrey - Can you provide a source for your claim that "women commit physical domestic abuse at pretty much the same rate as men"? A study by the National Domestic Violence reports 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced, rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner. They also report 14.8% of women and 4% of men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

Rich Peck more than 2 years ago

blaming men?

"This week there were two mass shootings perpetrated by boys who were too young to buy beer. They used weapons developed specifically for war. "

The El Paso shooter was 21. The Dayton shooter was 24. And the AR 15 was never designed for war. Can we at least keep the facts straight? Dialogue is difficult in the midst of misinformation.

Kevin more than 2 years ago

Account for the lag?

June 23: 19 years old
June 28: 19 years old, AK-47

JR more than 2 years ago


He clearly says "this week". Not seeing a lag problem here.

Kevin more than 2 years ago

Try harder

He's not a writer on this site.
So he had to come up with a column idea...
write it and proof it.
Submit it to an editor.
Have them proof it, perhaps send it back for some changes.
Resubmit, reread.
Article gets posted.

That could easily take a week.

In which time, 2 more mass shootings occurred.
And you picked at one minor point that can be attributed to a lag.


Maybe you could look at the bigger picture? Or are the works of Monet just a bunch of dots?

JR more than 2 years ago

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