In the age of political correctness, men find it hard to be men. Part of being a man is having something to protect and stand for, be it family, values, dogs, or vegetarianism. Being a man also means reserving the right to be wrong or changing your opinion. But in recent times it seems fitting in, making everyone feel good and accepted, and not stepping on toes is more important. Kids basketball games where score is not kept, police intervening on parents disciplining their children, banning of words that used to be widely accepted seem to have appeared over night. The world is barely recognizable. There are few things worse than a man with no back bone or clear stance. That is a man not to be trusted. Strong clear positions were once held in high regard. But in present times if an opinion sidelines anyone in the least, swift social punishment and disgrace is levied with often devastating results. We have all seen the headlines; A fast food owner gives his opinion on a topic and his chain is boycotted, a CEO weights in on a topic and he is forced out, an athlete speaks and he is critecized. Soon society will be full of soft spineless eunuchs with less testosterone than the mannequins in Lane Bryant’s display case. We are individuals in a diverse world. We cannot expect to agree with everyone, nor stick to our believes from birth to death. But stand for something or we run the risk of becoming eunuchs wearing the same outfits and smelling like Nubian Lavender & Wildflower body spray.

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