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Men are "nothing more than a walking paycheck".

What's the Problem with Masculinity? - Again, for most of civilization, young men were the ones responsible for protecting society. By the time they were adults, they needed to be battle-hardened and physically strong — the survival of the community often depended on it. As a result, brutal, physical violence among men (through organized sport) was celebrated (and still is today, although this is beginning to change). And men who weren’t able to make the cut were shamed for their…

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Emotional Connection

Photographs by Xenia Tran I had a strong emotional reaction to this image by Xenia Tran. In the moment I saw it, I wanted to be at that place and time. I could myself standing on the shore watching the water, listening to the quiet. Serenity.…

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Sound of Silence (Disturbed)

In terms of its meaning, I am not sure about the origin of this Simon & Garfunkel song, but after listening to this version by Disturbed, I have to think it has something to do with the alienation and disconnection humans, mostly in the Western world, have from each other. The feeling of being alone with an inner voice screaming I am here but silence all around. We each know that the other is yearning for connection but yet silently…

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