Next Web chat is right before Father's Day, so I'd like to talk about what it means to be a man. Especially a man with a disability..
Many years ago I was to give a lecture to a group of doctors at a teaching hospital. I came into the back of the lecture hall early so I just listened to the discussion before mine, which was being given by a physiatrist about sexuality in spinal cord injury. There was a urologist several rows in front of me who obviously had not seen me in the room when he raised his hand and asked: "any advice on how I can tell my male patients that they are now only half a man?"
We can all have our reaction about that man's ignorance, but how many of us guys felt and feel that way now.
So what does it mean to be a man? Not theoretically, but what does it mean to each of us.
Let's see what we can learn from one another.