The identity of the American man, has it changed over time? I think it has. My grandfather talked about his duty to his family with his military work in Alaska and working on the railroad. His identity as a man was how hard he worked with his hands and how much he provided for his family. Today its a bit hazy. Is the identity of a man the CEO of a multimillion dollar company? Or is it the guy pushing his child down the street in a stroller while his wife is at work? (Before you think I'm against the stay at home dad, I'm not, and I think its great, but just hear me out for a minute) At what point does a male become a "man" by society's standards? Back in the day it was when you went off to war. Now is it when you graduate high school, or is it when you no longer have your parents paying for your cell phone and car insurance? The lines are definitely obscured these days. As William J Bennet, CNN journalist writes, in his article Men Have Become The Target of Jokes, I'm clearly not surprised.

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