From Powerful Thugs
that live like kings to little men who think they and their bodyguards can take what they want: I would like to know what average men (e.g., my peers) think about the violence and disregard for other humans. Update: Aung San Suu Kyi RELEASED !)
The issue of honor and respect for the personal sovereignty of each individual is the ultimate question for governments; that issue broken wide open in modern times with the Amercan resolution that we are endowed by a Creator with unquestionable rights. It took some time for intelligence, common sense and emotional factors to recognize this meant ALL humans. Early learning dies hard.
As an advocate for victims of sexual violence, i ponder that The Culture must be considered along with what individual cases can teach us in our desire to address this crime and this shameful dishonorable behavior so prevlaent among our men. If we consider our American Culture, and as i see the headlines each day i want ask:
Men- where do you think the line is? Where is the honor of American men? Do we now allow behavior such as Ben Roethlisberger? How do you define--for example-- sexual consent?
Ben Roethlisberger's victim( speaks HERE)
Let's talk about what kind of men
other men think
finally cross the line.
Let's look into what we accept, what we do not in our culture. Let's compare our culture to others to whom we think we are superior - and to the ideal to which we aspire.
When i ask my students, particularly the males, "do men know when they are being brutish, thuggy, crossing the line, acting badly?" 99% of them answer, YES.
|What kind of men do we honor? Who are our models?|
|Is Ben Roethlisberger a Rapist?|
|what is consent?|
|what is your culture?|
|who are your heroes?|