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Masculinity and the War on Poverty
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:AVFD15, 1/16/2014 10:33:43 AM

As a binge TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass — didn’t appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.” Midway through Season 2, I understand why Walter White is heroic. As men increasingly check out of work, marriage and fatherhood, it’s hard not to root for a man fiercely determined to secure his family’s future before dying — despite his morally abhorrent methods. That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/16/2014 11:02:48 AM     (No. 9694327)

I often think that women who vote Democrat don´t really love and appreciate their husbands or sons. This is an exaggeration, of course, but if the women would think logically, they would realize this.

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Posted By: AVFD15- 2/26/2014 10:37:21 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: AVFD15- 2/13/2014 9:49:15 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: AVFD15- 2/2/2014 10:01:15 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: AVFD15- 1/16/2014 10:33:43 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: AVFD15- 9/12/2013 9:03:11 AM     Post Reply
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