First of all, let me state up front that the video of NFL all-pro Ray Rice hitting his then-girlfriend in the face, which was just released yesterday, is disgusting, gross, and should be punished to the full extent of the law.
What has me puzzled about this incident is the fact that the White House and other social commentators are saying things like "a real man doesn't do this!"
But here's the point - we can't talk about "what it means to be a real man" in cases like this, but then turn around and spend most of our days TALKING AS IF THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MANHOOD ANYMORE!!!
Which is it liberals? Are there now 59 genders, or is there actually such a thing as manhood?
The surest way to cut down on the horrendous and heinous crime of domestic abuse is to talk to boys about what it means to be a real man, but now the only time we can is when it helps us when writing articles and making social commentary in the midst of a media frenzy.
Either "real manhood" is real, or it's a social construct. So I ask the White House and leftist commentators - "which is it?"
Here's a talk I gave on Catholic masculinity if you're interested. Click here to watch http://youtu.be/eC3-7Mkd18s