Here is the hard truth about going numb: You don't get to choose which emotions you numb yourself to. You can't numb anger and grief but cut loose with joy and passion. You turn down the volume on everything.
Many men are in a dehumanizing trap that is comparable, in a sense, to the "problem that has no name" identified in The Feminine Mystique. We applaud Michael Addis for taking one small step toward bringing the men of Mars back to Earth.