I’ve always had a hard time asking for help from others. Part of it is absolutely due to the toxic nature of masculinity when I grew up in the 80s. Men don’t ask for help. Expressing weakness is to be avoided at all costs. It’s my job to help others, but don’t expect others to help you. And for many who do ask, the help never comes at all. We’re told to “Man up and deal with it.” This is starting to change, but men, we need to do better. And it will take some humility.
Raising a child is a full time job, and I have three. There are no breaks when they’re young, even… Read more 2021 – Chapter Eight: Teaching Sportsmanship, Campfires, and Smashing the Patriarchy to My Six-Year-Old
On Thursday I drove home from school in silence, with only the hum of the road giving me the soundtrack… Read more 2021, Chapter Three – Science Myths, Menstrual Masks, and Mea Culpa