In a world that feels like it’s gone through more changes than my SEAL training drills, there’s been a distinctive shift in the way we talk about gender and identity.

For the straight man trying to find his bearings amidst the storm of ‘they,’ ‘them,’ and ‘ze,’ the current landscape might seem like navigating a particularly treacherous night dive. But fear not, fellow straight shooter, I’m here to guide you through these murky waters with some weapons-grade wisdom.

Where’s My Manly Compass?

There was a time when a man could walk into any bar, extend a firm handshake, and plunge into a conversation about sports, combat training, tire changes, or the intricacies of a classic carburetor. Now, however, our cultural conversations have evolved, adding a layer of complexity to our dialogues.