It’s Time to Man Up

So for those of you who might remember this, some people have never even seen it, I did a rant on Facebook Live a while back about there was an instance during the election where a “man”, and I’ll use the term very loosely here, attacked a female reporter and punched her and how that made my blood boil and irritated me to put it in a nice way.

And so I said I was gonna be doing more talking on this subject a little bit more and I’ve done some thinking since then. The reason this piece, this instance, this subject matter interests me or concerns me, I guess is a better word right now, is because I’m raising three boys of my own. And as I’ve been raising them, watching their peers, watching how other, I’ll call it young men in training, appear to be acting and not only that but how other supposed “men” act right now. To be honest with you, its concerned me. At times its been appalling to me. Its maddened me to the point where I’m about to lose my religion.

And I got to thinking, the only way this is gonna change or be any different is if someone or some people stand up and take a stand in general to what is right and what isn’t. What does it look like for a man to be a man. So honestly, that’s the kind of things I’m gonna explore moving forward and what it looks like to be a real man. And we’re gonna talk about things that probably it’s … explore the fact that it’s not what you do that makes you a real man, it’s who you are. It’s more than just do you hold a big chain saw? Do you change your own oil? Do you ride a motorcycle? Did you build your own house? No, it’s so much more than that.

So that’s the kind of things that I’m gonna look at and explore a little bit deeper. I want to affect a change and I realize it’s time that I stop sitting on the sidelines and pissing and moaning about it and actually do something about it. So hopefully, if this subject matter resonates with you and you see the same thing and you agree with me, I’d love to have you join me and listen in and contribute and comment. I’d love you to be part of taking back what it means to be a man and not being ashamed of it.

Looking forward to talking, meeting each of you and making a change, making an effective change in what it really means to be a man.