Just wanted to direct you to conversation that the editors of Where Are You From had with Matthew Salesses, the fiction editor at the Good Men Project. You can see our interview at Alist Magazine or at the Good Men Project. Matt has just come out with his first novel I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying. It looks like his novel is getting great reviews! Thanks, Matt, for all the hard work in putting this discussion together!
Anyway, it’s a long interview. What I wanted to say–what I was not saying but just trying to say –is that a lot of my views on this topic come from experience, not just here on this blog listening to your experiences, but in experiences of my own. The Boy Scouts, for example, is the BOY Scouts, not the Kids Scouts, and it’s a great organization, despite the problems that it has had recently. It’s the Good MEN Project, not the Good Peeps Project. I do think that gender ROLES are more fluid these days–and that’s a good thing–but men still have to be men, and boys still need to be taught to be men. We should be breaking down divisions and classifications in general, but some divisions and classifications will always be there, and there is lots of knowledge in tradition that can help us navigate life.
This, of course, is just an opinion. Some may disagree with me. Anyway, whether you agree or disagree, check out the interview. Pushing the conversation is what it’s all about.