A comment on Maleness

I was recently asked by a journalist to contribute a comment to an opinion piece she's writing that looks at how men see the need for help from their wives around the house. Here's my comment:

Does a man ever need help? I suspect that if we had to honestly listen to the voice of Maleness in our lives, we would hear arguments that a man is (or should be) independent, self-sufficient and assertive … especially around the house. It is our domain after all. Isn't it? These primal arguments that Maleness tries to woo us mortal men with are not helpful though, especially when we live in a new reality. An integrated and healthy Maleness realises that help is needed, nay required, on many more fronts than we would admit.  

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