Wednesday, January 28, 2015
"Be A Man"
Crew and Theroux both have compelling arguments about what it means to be a man, and the definition of manhood itself. However, I think Theroux was more aggressive in his writing about what he feels about the subject of manhood. Crew went into the video with more of an open approach and I felt more interested in what he had to say and found myself agreeing with him. Theroux just kind of jabbed at stereotypes and how people look at masculinity. Manhood is a very sensitive subject to men, and Theroux makes it almost sound silly in his article. Comparing motherhood to manhood, talking about standards, reasons why boys relate manhood to cowboys is just silly. Crew took the subject with much more grace and I think what he had to say was also more impactful. The larger picture that they were both aiming at holds a common ground, because I do think they both feel something should be adjusted or said to make things clearer, but the approaches were different and the outcome of each of their speeches had different results.