(Article changed on January 1, 2014 at 11:08)
Even so, I was not entirely amused by the report over at Media Matters about certain commentators at Fox News, the conservative television network. In an end-of-the-year list, Michelle Leung and Ellie Sandmeyer have rank-ordered ten instances of different commentators at Fox News discussing alleged examples of "wussification" in
As the ten examples of alleged "wussification" in
I know, I know, the women's movement over the last half century has helped to precipitate our contemporary crisis in masculine identity. I understand that the women's movement has played a role in precipitating this crisis in masculine identity.
MAURICE B. MCNAMEE'S TESTIMONY
In his compendious book Honor and the Epic Hero: A Study of the Shifting Concept of Magnanimity in Philosophy and Epic Poetry (1960), Maurice B. McNamee, S.J. (1909-2007), does not happen to refer explicitly to masculine identity. Nevertheless, his study in effect shows the shifting concept of masculine identity in the portrayals of epic heroes.
But if the portrayals of masculine identity in epic heroes shifted over the centuries, then we should not be surprised that our contemporary crisis in masculine identity signals something deeper and more profound than the ten alleged examples of "wussification" in America that different commentators on Fox News discussed in 2013.