Men of New York

Auf der HONY-Website lässt sich die Entwicklung von sehr traditionellen Machtphantasien –

I want to be a police officer.What will be the best part about being a police officer?The power.

– über geringfügig modernere Männlichkeitsvorstellungen

I’m the assistant manager at a nice restaurant. I’m happy with my job, but I work thirteen hours a day and I’m not able to save a lot of money. My wife is a beautiful woman, and sometimes I feel guilty that she chose me. I feel a lot of responsibility for some of the stress she’s under. She could have been with a much wealthier man. Instead she’s having to worry about whether we have enough money to have kids.

– bis zur unausweichlich folgenden Resignation

One day you wake up and you’re 45 years old. When I was young, I thought I’d be a CEO by now. I thought I’d put in 100 hours a week for as long as it took, and nothing would stop me. But then I had a family. And things changed. Expenses grew and I had less time to devote to my career. Recently I’ve been between jobs. I thought I’d have a nice retirement and education fund by now. I thought I’d have peace of mind. But now it’s starting to look like I’m going to have to work until I die at my desk.

– verfolgen. Wenigstens verzweifeln manche Frauen noch nicht an ihrer männerfixierten und sisyphoshaften Rolle in einer Beziehung:

When he picked me up for our first date, he showed up in high top tennis shoes with the toes ripped open, no laces, and no socks. He had ripped up army pants with no belt, a mugger ski cap, and three days worth of beard. I thought: ‘I can fix him.’ It’s been 34 years of subversive activity to make him presentable. Every time I do a load of laundry, something ‘accidentally disappears.’