Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

After writing the first Father and Son poem, I got some great feedback from friends and soon realized I still had more to say. Thus, Father and Son 2 was born. In the first poem, the father takes his time to reply and try to show his son a beautiful way to live his life. It's kind … Continue reading Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Men! Dudes! Bros! Countrymen! Dude-Bros! Bro…dudes… Tired of women having to tell you how they’re “feeling" all the time? Sick of being told that your comments hurt someone’s “feelings?” Done having to be PC because people’s “feelings” are being offended? Are you constantly putting the word “feelings” in air quotes because you just can’t even? … Continue reading Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

First of all, I don't like calling it a "MeToo Era," because it feels like I'm saying that it's a brand new thing that suddenly's been happening. Like men haven't been the perpetrators of horrific sexual crimes for thousands of years. But I couldn't think of a better title for this post, so here we … Continue reading Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

I’m Tired of People Being “Ripped,” “Schooled,” “Skewered,” “Shut Down,” and “Destroyed” for Their Ignorance

It seems like I can’t go more than a day or two without seeing another video of someone being “ripped,” “schooled,” “destroyed,” or “shut down" after saying some racist, misogynistic, hateful, or otherwise ignorant thing. There are whole shows that are practically dedicated to this kind of content. And you watch it. Because you want … Continue reading I’m Tired of People Being “Ripped,” “Schooled,” “Skewered,” “Shut Down,” and “Destroyed” for Their Ignorance

This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

This started out as a post about GamerGate. (If you haven’t heard about GamerGate, just Google it.) I don’t have anything new to add to the “Which side is right?” or “What is GamerGate really about?” debates. My thoughts go elsewhere… A child points to a green bowl and says it’s red. He’s adamant about … Continue reading This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

Some Thoughts on Recent Events and the Need for Change

Ferguson. Mike Brown. Sexism. James Foley. Rape culture. Ezell Ford. Anita Sarkeesian. John Crawford. Fraternities. Steven Sotloff. Racism. Zoe Quinn. Misogyny. ISIS. Ray Rice. GamerGate. I think there’s a connection between every word and name on that list. It’s tempting to treat them as though they have to do with largely disparate issues like racism, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Recent Events and the Need for Change