Dearest readers, you would have noticed that yikici was closed yesterday in order to make a protest against SOPA & PIPA; eventhough we are not based in the States, we felt we needed make a stand and hence the silence was observed until 11:11 GMT today; we hope our endevours are listened and taken seriously. Now, let’s get back to todays post; Patrick Tulley is back with another engaging article; therefore, I will stop my chatter here and let you enjoy the article as it should be.
Thursday’s Topical Tête-à-Tête: Male Virtue and What it Really Means to Many Men
I blogged recently on a subject regarding male power. In that blog I briefly explained some of my feelings around the subject, but I promised to return when I felt I had made some better philosophical conclusions. I’ve done a lot of rethinking on this subject since then and felt it was a good opportunity to share them with you. This will be the first part of two blogs on this topic.
Savvy Sunday Salutations:
Today we kick start off the new Savvy Sunday Salutations format with non-other-than our resident guest blogger Patrick Tulley; I thought it was appropriate to take the plunge with someone we already know. As previously mentioned Savvy Sunday Salutations (with guest bloggers) will now roll out on a fortnightly (two-weekly) basis. Guest bloggers will write/create an article of their own choosing -my only condition is that it must be something they enjoy writing/creating. In addition to this, I will be
interrogating carrying out a semi-interview-type question and answers session with my victims guests. So, dare I say, you are all in for a treat. Happy reading!
Male Power isn’t All it’s Cracked up to be
I wanted to share an interview I listened to recently with Warren Farrell, the author of the book, ‘The Myth of Male Power’, that’s available on Youtube. I found it fascinating and seemingly connected many of the dots for me, when it came to contemporary gender issues. I have been toying with writing about this subject for some time now. I will admit to a fair amount of anxiety in doing so, since men are often attacked for taking a position on issues that affect women, even though I believe this issue affects both genders equally. This probably goes some way to explaining the almost resounding silence on this issue from men, which is why I step into this subject with gingerly steps of course. I apologise for the rather lengthy video interview (19 parts) -which is why I am going to break this subject up into parts over the coming weeks, so as to get a more overall picture including some of my own criticisms of Warrens views.