"I would say no. If you get into a place where your masculinity gets defined by others behavior you are not acting in a independent or self reliant way, which isn't a manly virtue.
Furthermore, it also gets into a place where you are defining…"
"Generally speaking, crime fiction and crime drama is where you are going to see the most religious themes. The genre has always played heavily on conflict between good and evil, justice in a corrupt and fallen world, and the opportunity for…"
"Numbers are mean are meaningless without narrative. Same with facts. Without a story attached to them they just sorta sit there. I agree though, we shouldn't make the facts fit the narrative we are comfortable with."
"Don't white knight it. Like any other human being, if you are in the situation just offer. But don't use it as an in to ask her out. If you like her, just ask her out. You are way to nervous and will never be…"
"Seriously, just ask her. If she says no, oh well, to bad. You will ask out many, many girls. You will get gunned down many times. This is not a bad or awkward thing to ask. Your asking her out on a date, not to be the…"
"Most men are neither in this world. They are a hero when it comes to risking their life to save a little kid or attractive woman from an oncoming car, but fat, mean, old Mrs. Wilkerson? Not so much. They won't cheat on their…"
"1. The "party" split, at least if you see the party as activist, donors, pols, staffers, actual party officials, and friendly media (which voters and political scientists do see them as.
2. Like it or not, any statewide candidate in a…"
"I think the "national hysteria" was the concern that Republican Congressman simply did not take rape, excuse me, "legitimate rape" seriously. The DNC didn't have to spin that any more than there was any need to spin…"
"Lots of things can affect a teachers ability to be a credible teacher. Perfectly legal things. The question isn't "Does having a past as a pornstar make her less effective as a teacher?" Of course it dsoes. The…"
"It has its advantages and disadvantages, but mostly I consider it a big plus.
The world is changing. For example, when I first lived in Washington, DC 20+ years ago, the community was divided and polarized by just two cultures, white and…"
"I think he's setting himself up for a sunset career running the big, fat, stupid cake-hole under his nose opining about politics to the sizable knuckle-dragger fan base he has.... kinda like Sarah Palin"
"Whats this metric your using to say so many people have pulled themselves by there bootstraps? By American standards the majority of the world still lives in poverty. People love to regail anecdotes of there great grandparents who came here with…"
"Thanks Shane for the statistics you gave me. You'll see from the earlier part of this post that I found a lot of statistics from Wikipedia, which another member suggested.
This isn't about what I think about your country, but what you…"
"I suppose one could look at the level of consciousness I described and consider that a type of privilege. But that privilege is not dependent on race, gender, or wealth.
As for the bootstrap concept, what makes you think its a myth when so many…"