If we develop young boys into testosterone-fueled, entitled "winners" who succeed by suppressing real feelings and behaving aggressively, we shouldn't be surprised when they act as they have been conditioned to act.
have been married to my wife for 40 years. She went through menopause in her early 40s. She had breast cancer two years before menopause. The creams didn't really work, sex just wasn't the same. Since she had breast cancer, HRT is out.
Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...
Where is the outrage for the taken lives of these women? Where are the marches and protests in resistance of male violence against women? This issue should headline every Sunday news show; talks of the prevalence of IPV should be on the front page of local and national newspapers tomorrow morning (and every morning).
I am the only male of four siblings and second in the birth order. Not being the oldest meant leadership often fell to my older sister. However, her style of leading was not domineering or autocratic. She led by cooperation more than delegation.
I recognize that in some contexts the word 'cis-' is useful, particularly in legal documents. I also understand the alienating nature of 'othering' language, which would include making a binary of 'trans' and 'nontrans'. However, a 'trans'/'cis-' binary is a problem.
Here are 10 reasons it's great to be a man. First, there's the penis. We love him, dearly. We can't imagine like without him -- ever. He is usually the first thing we think about when we wake up, and often the last thing we think about before we fall asleep at night.
The only thing I care about is: Are you embracing and expressing the unique flavor of your own masculinity? That's the real question.
I have had my ass kicked in New York City gyms so many times by a super fit, high energy woman who has pushed me through a tsunami of sweat to discover muscle fibers that I never knew existed and muscle soreness that I never knew was possible.
It's dark. Very dark. And I'm in the woods, surrounded by strange men with flashlights on their heads. I'm cold. Hungry. And really scared. A guy with neck tattoos is squinting at me. Please, God, don't let me piss him off.
Don't lie. She will find out. When you break trust with a woman; you rock her very foundation. Don't change the rules and pretend that you didn't. Don't make her think that she is crazy to protect your lies. Really. Don't screw with a woman's internal GPS.
Beauty leads to vulnerability, and beauty is most often seen as a feminine quality. These concepts are thoroughly, almost obviously embedded in our culture.
I wear dresses to embrace femininity (adjective) but not to re-assign my gender to female (noun). I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females, that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants means they are LGBTQ.
Today, I am not a member of one single Man Tribe. Where did my Man Tribe go? I'm far from alone here. Most guys, not just my age, but those much younger and older than me, just don't hang out with other guys anymore. The Man Tribe, for most of us, has died. Why?
Every year, I'm stymied by finding an appropriate Father's Day card. The majority of the cards refer to barbecues, beer, golfing, fishing, sleeping, having the answers, giving advice, or passing gas. How did these things become the image of fathers?
I reject the term "skinny fat" for its inherent shaming connotations, but deep down I'm almost positive that's what I am.