With all of the strides made and continuing conversation regarding gender equality, the fact that our topic this month is a phenomenon strikes us as ironic, and yet the man cave is alive and well. Many a home built or remodeled today includes such a dugout.
The phrase man cave evokes images of pool tables, multiple TVs and beer-stained leather sofas. And while one or more of these elements may appear in the evolved man cave, the potential for a true retreat for Y chromosomes beckons much more. Men by nature have fewer, more basic shelter needs, and if they are successfully met for their sanctuary, it breeds contentment for families and envy among their pack. Success is achieved in this quest in three categories: creature comforts, activity support and visual representation.