'Traditional male' misunderstands feminism

01/16/2014 1:01 PM

01/16/2014 12:26 PM

Re “Traditional male offers no apology” (Letters, Jan. 16): Letter writer Michael Lamb seems to have missed the gist of Camille Hayes’ article on feminism. No one is condemning his masculinity. Hayes is only trying to point out that a traditionally masculine gender role isn't a fit for all men. When a sensitive, nurturing man is pressured into a role he doesn't identify with, it can be just as psychologically damaging as a woman, strong and fiercely independent, being forced into a role of passivity. Feminism is primarily interested in every person having the freedom and ability to realize his or her potential.

-- Gabriel J. Nokes, Sacramento

Editor's Choice Videos


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service