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Coaches -- At All Levels -- Must Do More To Prevent Campus Rapes

Ken Reed | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The sexual assault case involving Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, along with the light six-month sentence he received, has brought the problem of sexual assault on college campuses -- especially those involving college athletes -- back into the national spotlight.

My Father's Unforgettable Lesson

Joel Peterson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Photo courtesy of Joel L. A. Peterson It never occurred to my father how much that simple word always meant to me Every Father's Day reminds me ...

Recent MLB Incidents Reveal Warped Ideas of Manhood in Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 06.11.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The definition of manhood in our sports culture is archaic. It's as if SportsWorld has been frozen in time - Neanderthal time.

Stress, Success, And the Demise of Manhood

Douglas LaBier | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The traditional definition of success and manhood, along with attempts to maintain the vested interests in it, can, indeed, feel like standing on crumbling ground when you're hit with large-scale social change and transformation that you don't understand; or are told is harmful and must be opposed at all costs.

Trump Plays the 'Man Card' Because It's the Only Way He Can Win

Jackson Katz | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Jackson Katz

If Donald Trump were a woman he'd probably get less than 5% of the vote. That's because in his march toward the Republican presidential nomination, he draws the majority of his support precisely because he is a man - a certain kind of man.

The Day Our Prince Died

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Kevin Powell

I finally shed massive tears for Prince a few days after he left us. Was not sure if I knew how to do so given the hole-in-the-heart sorrow I feel. I am sleepless, numb, and terribly sad that Prince is dead, gone from us forever.

Why Donald Trump is Good for Evangelicals

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (http://bit.ly/1nRBAsW) During the current race for the White House, like it or not, politicians, pundits, and the press ...

Why Fight Like A Man When You Can Talk Like A Woman

Anthony Conwright | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Anthony Conwright

This post was originally published on BlackandWordy.com Son, You have not been born or conceived. As of now, you are still an idea that exists some...

This World AIDS Day, Let's Redefine What It Means to Be a Man

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Women's bodies have some genetic advantages over men's. But the vast majority of this life expectancy gap is related to how we are raised and what is expected of us as real men.

6 Life Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of my father-son memories are documented in some way using the camera from my iPhone. It takes pretty good shots, and I'll admit it, I have a bit of a social media addiction. This moment was different, though.

Black People, White People, and Racism With a Smile

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Kevin Powell

"Kevin, if a White person says you cute, then you know it must be true. They don't just be saying that to anyone."

The Betrayal of Manhood

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

"Boy, it's time for you to die!" proclaims an indigenous chief flanked by tribal elders dressed in their ritualistic garb, about to address an America...

What Is Manhood Without A Father?

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
Kevin Powell

One rainy day when I was eight years old, my mother told me to put on my clothes; we were going around the corner to the drugstore to call my father. My heart pumped with excitement--in sharp contrast with my mother's somber and resolute demeanor.

The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood (Excerpt #1)

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Kevin Powell

Fists pounded my face from every angle. I am so stupid for coming out into this hallway, I thought. I should've known they'd be out here waiting for me. I wanted to scream, but I resolved to take the beating as punishment for my life.

How Much of a Man Are You? '80s Hair Metal Explains It All

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

These days men can't just be stone-crushing, elephant-lifting, six-pack having babe magnets. Now you have to have an amazing job, 401K, be a great father, and manscape. It's not easy anymore. The days of good looks and pure muscle strength are over, boys.

Men's Group: Finding My Manhood in a World of Skinny Jeans, Hipster Beards and David Beckham

Shaun Zaken | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy
Shaun Zaken

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.

On Men, Maleness, and Masculinity

Cynthia Kane | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Cynthia Kane

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?

How to Tell if You're Dating a Real Man

Ravishly | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

How the hell are we supposed to know a real man when we think we've found one if there's not even close to a consensus on what one is!? Fortunately for you, I've taken the effort to compile a definitive guide on the matter.

Coming Out: I Am a Man

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

Throughout this process I've left Barrett the boy and have become Barrett the man. A man who released the shame he felt for wanting to love another man. A man who addressed issues that were holding him back. A man who has started to live authentically. A real man.

#LikeAMan... What Does That Mean?

CT Working Moms | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
CT Working Moms

My favorite part is a little over a minute in, when the boy in the yellow shirt realizes that his interpretation of #LikeAGirl insulted girls, including possibly, his own sister. I love this ad so very much. However, as a boy mom, I just have to say... what about the boys?

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The Bar Mitzvah is to the Jews as Confirmation is to several Christian denominations. It occurs when a Jewish boy turns thirteen, and it takes place on the first Saturday after that birthday.

'We Have Whiskers, They Have Whiskers:' A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Mandel

I am feeling embarrassed even as I write this, but, well, we have whiskers, they have whiskers. It is time for the cold war between men and cats to end.

A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Next week, this playground I'm writing from will be teeming with messages. Those messages aren't up to us. But when our boys return, we can make sure our homes are teeming with messages, too.

What Is a Man?

Jack Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Perhaps my friend, with her pat answer, stumbled upon a naked truth about men today -- that maybe we really don't have a clear definition of who we are, as men, and perhaps even worse, we can't even define it for ourselves.

The Day I Saved My Father's Life

Evan F. Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Evan F. Moore

Other than learning the basics, which included how to shave, tie a tie, how to ride a bike and how to properly throw a punch, I learned what it means to be accountable.