The State of Men: The Tribune Takes a Look

Jessica Reaves, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune (that most endangered of vocations), recently listed the following books as recent contributions to the contemporary discussion of the state of men.  I’m not sure I would agree with all of her assessments, but I thought the list worthy of passing on: “1. The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising [Read More...]

Women, Contact Sports, and the Mix of the Two in a Gender-Confused Age

In response to my blog from Thursday on the New York Times piece covering the extreme risks many girls face in playing high-contact sports, I drew some strong responses, and wanted to comment on them in today’s post. Let me first encourage you to check out the article by Michael Sokolove that appeared in this [Read More...]

A Fascinating Piece from the New York Times Detailing the Injuries of Female Athletes

Michael Sokolove has published what will be a national conversation-starter in the New York Times magazine that will come out this weekend. In “The Uneven Playing Field,” Sokolove details at tremendous length the high injury risks girls and women face in playing contact sports. I found the piece compelling, frightening, and reflective of common sense: [Read More...]


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