Here and There with Twin Cities Men
"Thank you for your good work." - Ernie Schroeder, 2019-06-20
TCMC Volunteer Recognition / pre-Father's Day / Tom Maher Birthday outdoor event attended by over 30 people! Dan Gorbunow performed chef master duties, and men and women from 2 other non-profits participated in the sunny event on the shore of Wirth Lake. Our Men's Center volunteers enjoyed the celebration.
- Andy Mickel, 2019-06-22.
LGBTQ Rights: No Rainbow Capitalism: The Five Worst Corporations We Must Kick Out of Pride" The first Pride celebration was a national march in 1970 to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that had occurred the year before. The biggest event was in Los Angeles, with approximately 1,000 protesters <https://www.bustle.com/p/before-lgbtq-pride-went-corporate-it-was-about-radical-activism-we-should-never-forget-that-66000>. In 2018, Los Angeles Pride--now more party than protest--attracted over 150,000 people <https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/news/la-pride-2018-attracted-a-record-number-of-attendees-061118>. LA Pride 2018 included dozens of booths and floats bearing the logos of major corporations, with rainbow-colored promotional materials. Modern Pride celebrations are characterized by a large corporate presence... read more at: <https://truthout.org/authors/violet-glaser/>
- Violet Glaser, 2019-06-30.
"Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers - Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40...The data come from 2014, when the bureau for the first time asked both men and women about their fertility histories. The goal was to shed greater light on men's fertility, a topic less known than that of women's fertility, according to the Census Bureau.
"In recent decades, there has been growing public and academic interest in fathers and fatherhood given the importance of fathers in children's lives," the report said. It found more than 60% of the 121 million adult men in the U.S. were fathers. About three-quarters of fathers were married. Almost 13% of dads were divorced and 8% had never been married.
"Just under a quarter of U.S. men between ages 40 and 50 were childless, and about 17% had never been married by the time they were in their 40s. Both figures were noticeably higher than for women who had reached middle age. Just under 16% of women between ages 40 and 50 were childless, and 14% had never been married, according to the report..." (read complete article at: https://www.apnews.com/c61402fa463b4406a9eccad079fc49df )
- Mike Schneider, Associated Press, 2019-06-15.
The Good Men Manifesto "There's a lot of focus on men these days, much of it negative. Many are concerned about the harm men cause to women, children, and other men. Others are concerned about the problems men cause to themselves. My work over the years has been to help men answer three questions that we all need to address before we die:
1. Did I live a fully authentic life?
2. Did I love deeply and well?
3. Did I make a positive difference in the world?
In order to answer "yes" to these questions, I believe we have to understand why men are the way they are. To do that we need to know the roots of our maleness. I believe this will not only help men, but also will help women.
This is the first of six articles on "The Good Men Manifesto." It draws together what I've learned in 70 years doing men's work and introduces you to my new book, coming out in November, 12 Rules For Good Men. I look forward to your feedback and comments. Be well.
- Jed Diamond, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2019-07-07.