“Dress yourself for action like a man!” In lecturing Job about his response to his adversity, God told him to act like a man. Just what that’s supposed to mean is less clear to today’s boys and men than ever. Some little boys are being encouraged to put away their trucks and play with dolls, and guys are increasingly expected to be their girlfriend’s girlfriend. But at least part of true manliness involves an inclination to protect others–especially women and children.
William Bennett has a great opinion piece on CNN about 3 men who did just that at the Aurora movie theater last week at the cost of their lives: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/25/opinion/bennett-aurora-three/index.html?hpt=hp_c1