First off, I wish to state right away I’m no poster boy for toxic masculinity! You know, in case this blog's title gives you that impression. I may on occasion have put myself out there in the public eye. But that's to talk about stay-home parenting or caregiving a special needs child, not toxic masculinity. … Continue reading My musings on masculinity #1 — Toxic Masculinity
What a difference a year makes to International Men's Day (IMD)! For those not in the know (and I'm guessing that's most of us!), there really is such a thing as an annual IMD, and it's happening in two days' time on Nov 19. A year ago, I wrote about IMD. At that time, I … Continue reading IMD 2021 — Towards better gender relationships
Photo by MD Duran on Unsplash This is a cautionary tale about what happens when men come together. Cautionary, at least, for men like me who are more into 'being' than 'doing'. Let me explain. I still remember the meetings. A few of us fathers with special needs children started coming together in 2019 to … Continue reading Even with special needs dads, it’s still about men ‘doing’ not ‘being’
Photo by BROTE studio on Pexels.com That's right. You heard me. Today's International Men's Day! Well, all I can say is... WHAT??!! I mean we're all over the place when it comes to the women, right? There's the far more famous annual International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8th, which I wrote about before. Also, … Continue reading International MEN’S Day?! Today? Shut up!
Watching a play about a son's impending mental breakdown and his parents' powerlessness to help him probably wasn't the most ideal way to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD). Plus my wife and I watched the afternoon matinee version on the 7th, and not today, the 8th of March. So the connection to IWD was even … Continue reading On International Women’s Day, one father’s take on ‘The Son’