Getting to a New Model for Being a Man

As #MeToo rumbles through society and radicalism infects disaffected young men, it seems clear that, while women are asserting themselves, many men are feeling increasingly emasculated.  The old make roles of family breadwinner, provider of strength and protection, being unemotional, putting up with/sacrificing one’s life for the family are going or gone.  #MeToo is a reaction to unequal power – physical power, sexual power, aggression. Men have more of these.

As horizons expand for women, they are seen to be contracting for men.  Why will men accept equality, when men want to be aggressive, have the power to be aggressive?  If we want social equality, how can we breed out, train out or control these innate male characteristics?  What role does a man have when a woman is better educated, can earn as much, can hire strength, buy protection and live alone – with or without children, with or without a man, let alone a husband?Read More »

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HOW GOOD IS YOUR WINE?: GRADE INFLATION IN WINE RATINGS

I love wine.  But I am influenced by expert ratings and gold stars on the bottle – I can’t taste every wine before I drink it!  Over time, I’ve felt that the number of wines receiving high ratings and gold stars has increased significantly – when was the last time you say a wine rated below 90?  A bit of numerical analysis supports this:  either wines are highly over-rated…or Australia has the best wines in the world.Read More »