In his 2005 documentary, Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog brings us the true story of Timothy Treadwell, a conservationist who chose to live amongst a sleuth of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. Over a number of years, through close contact with, observation and husbanding of these bears, Treadwell came to believe that he had finally bridged that elusive gap between man and beast. Until they devoured him. With the advent of the #metoo age, I’ve had much cause to ponder the lessons of Timothy Treadwell’s story.Read More
Throughout all of human history, the alpha male – the leader of the pack, the go-getter, the high achiever - has been in charge. His rule – characterized by aggression, violence, intimidation, greed and exploitation – has been absolute. The result? A world riven by war, social inequity, oppression and fear. So entrenched was (is) this régime, that we have come to regard these aspects of our social structure as inescapable sequelae of ‘human nature’. Until now. With the advent of #metoo - courtesy of the enormous courage shown by certain women throughout the world. Now it ‘s time for men to step up to the plate – to say at last, in a loud, clear voice: Me Neither.