posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 12:31 PM
So I've been wondering lately about culture and masculibity. Recently in another thread on suicide a member brought up the emasculation of what I can
only call manliness in modern culture and I'm wondering... Is stopping people from getting into fist fights really good for us?
I know this isn't PC and it may sound crazy at first but let's take a deeper look.
There is something to he said in my experience about a man whose willing to honestly stand in front of you during a disagreement and choose to fight
you one on one. I have respect for someone who will do that. I'm not talking cheap shots I'm not talking gang wars.
I think its part of being a man to get this violent aggression out of your system especially in your early 20's and its my belief that when we try to
get that out of our culture we are creating even bigger problems.
Let's take for instance a community of poor people. Kids are taught violence is wrong their entire life but in these same communities we have the
biggest problems of violence. It is my belief that by surpressing these NATURAL instincts in young men we are seeing an upswing in gang activity and
violent outburst with guns.
I think not allowing young boys and men the freedom to scrap is having a detrimental effect on Americas youth.
Obviously i am not advocating violent but I would like to start a discussion on this topic. I can he swayed in either direction.
So let's start here and see how the conversation evolves. I may let the thread run a little.
edit on 4/25/2016 by onequestion because: (no