It's funny how random google searches can launch us onto other paths we were not expecting. Such was the case the other day when I found a paper by a fellow John Paul II Institute alumna, Elizabeth Pietropaoli, entitled, "Making Men Dispensable: Biotechnology, the Media, and the Fate of the Male."
If you have some time, I highly recommend perusing the article. Ms. Pietropaoli does a masterful job explaining today's quest for men to be either "metrosexual" or "hyper-masculine." In short, today's culture has sought to make men dispensable. What effect does that have on men, on women and on society at large? The paper articulates the current situation in an engaging manner, asking the reader to pause to consider what our societal pursuit of androgyny is really doing.