Sometimes it's hard to be a man, especially on golf weekends away
There is a friend of mine who has taken on the role of champion to the downtrodden, oppressed middle-class male. It is a subject he can – and often does – speak about with passion and at length.
Men, he says, work. That's pretty much it. They carry the burden of providing for their families. They stay late at the office. Stress comes to them like iron filings to a magnet.
They get up for red-eye flights and network in anonymous hotel bars until late at night. They answer emails at dawn and take conference calls from China at 2am.