Posts Tagged ‘Men’

Lament of the 21st century man

Monday, January 6th, 2014

He doesn’t like what he has come to stand for. He knows that he’s fortunate to be born in the right time and place, with the right gender and skin colour, to make him one of the privileged in this world. He knows that he’s the beneficiary of a history that has given him wealth Read more

The distinct, positive influence of good fathers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I understand where Jennifer Aniston is coming from. Like many of her peers in Hollywood, not to mention scholars and writers opining on fatherhood these days, she has come to the conclusion that dads are dispensable: “Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to Read more

Vocations rise for third year in England and Wales

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Vocations to religious orders in England and Wales have risen for the third year in a row, and this year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men joining. The rise in men and women entering religious orders is across a wide variety of different orders, some of which have not had novices Read more

Men struggle in modern marriages

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

It’s time society listened to men struggling to find the tools for survival in their relationships, writes Bettina Arndt. “There’s got to be something more than this!” This howl of discontent comes from Alex, a thirtysomething married executive, one of four Aussie males romping their way through Certified Male, the blokey comedy playing around Australia. Read more

Sport – the great masculine secular religion of our times

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Gerald Arbuckle

We New Zealanders are rightly proud of our local and international sporting achievements. This is so even if (rarely) our All Blacks lose. We believe that competitive, professional sport contributes to our good health and helps to build our national cultural identity. Despite these constructive qualities of sport, we need to ponder three not so Read more