The Trouble with Men

As a culture, we’ve moved squarely into the post-feminist era — but we seem to have forgotten something along the way.

Talk of “male privilege” has become common, and things like Goddess circles, women-only power groups and organizations, period parties, and a reclaiming of the objectification of women’s bodies are happening all across social media.

The documentary The Hunting Ground is about to hit the mainstream, Danish journalist Emma Holten had a piece on the Guardian where she talks about naked pictures being spread over the Web (and what she did about it), and the Australian Open created controversy when an older male journalist kept asking the professional female athletes to “give a twirl.” 40+ million views have gone to “10 Hours Walking in New York as a Woman,” as comedian Bill Cosby seems to have been finally forcibly rejected from the cocoon of socially-protected rape.

Jay Leno: “I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women. You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25.”

But there’s still an elephant in the room, and he has a penis.

Read the full article over on Elephant Journal


Keith Martin-Smith is an award-winning author, content strategist, and Zen priest. He is passionate about human connection, creativity, and evolution.