As modern men, we always talk loudly about equality and demand action, but we easily overlook the fact that we should start with ourselves. Ashamedly, I had to realize this when the book The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart … Continue reading My Year of Reading Non-Fiction by Female Authors
British presenter and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, known from shows such as Top Gear, attracted attention this week with a controversy that may now end his career altogether. He had thereby bitten the nettle with a column in The Sun newspaper … Continue reading Jeremy Clarkson, Meghan Markle and a Non-Apology
Do we need a dating app for smart, independent, successful, beautiful, partly public women who have everything in life but a man by their side? If we are to believe the smart, independent, successful, beautiful, partly public women on social … Continue reading Are Men Losers?
The Internet is very different for women than it is for men. While men know that online some people don’t always show their best manners and online hate is “a thing,” men know surprisingly little about the experiences women have … Continue reading Toxic Men Texting Women
Oscar Night 2022 will go down in history not because of the movies and their stars, but because of a tangible scene between standup comedian and host Chris Rock and actor Will Smith. The latter had come on stage and … Continue reading Will Smith & Chris Rock Tussle Over Hair – Literally; But Will Smith Was Right
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and former Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger came under pressure because of the abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Munich. He is accused of not having done anything about the misconduct at the time. After the … Continue reading Ratzinger’s Apology On The Abuse Scandal In Check
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, and a number of other musicians have had their songs removed from the streaming platform Spotify, and if Twitter is to be believed, plenty of users have had their Spotify accounts closed as well. … Continue reading Spotify Controversy: Did Joe Rogan Really Apologize? No, He Didn’t!
Sir Karl Popper, the Austrian-British philosopher, already stated immediately after the collapse of the Nazi regime in his book The Open Society and Its Enemies that tolerance is not always justified. It is, in other words, OKAY to be intolerant … Continue reading Empathy Stops At The Empathy-less
My book Sorry Not Sorry: The Art of Not Apologizing (right now in German only) is in bookstores as of today, and to pique your interest, I want to show you the structure of non-apologies using three recent examples. Example … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry: Laschet Laughs, Camel Driver, Juventus
Occasionally, someone messes up badly and is then forced to apologize publicly. Which, strictly speaking, is done far too rarely anyway. But even a not insignificant number of these rare apologies are, on closer inspection, not really apologies. Often we … Continue reading Pilnacek: The apology that is not an apology at all – An analysis