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The Day I Saved My Father's Life

Evan F. Moore | Posted 06.12.2014 | 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.

Soul Murder

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We've barely begun to acknowledge, let alone heal, the profound brokenness of human culture. We're still lost in the Age of Exploration.

How Summer Action Movies Made Me a Better Dad

Terry Crews | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Terry Crews

"It's OK. You can tell me. There's nothing wrong with being scared. Even Daddy gets scared sometimes. Are you scared?"

How I Forgave My Father -- and Why Everyone Should

Terry Crews | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Terry Crews

As much as I had longed for an apology from my father for all of those years, I had never really thought it was possible. But by finding my own compassion for him, I had broken down everything that needed to be broken within him.

Michael Sam Represents a Welcomed Evolution in America's Notion of Masculinity

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America's Handbook of Woodcraft, Scouting, and Life-Craft explained the true nature of a young man by claiming, "The boy fr...

Why Men Aren't Meant To Have Reliable Erections Until The Day They Die

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

The night when impotence first crossed my mind announced my fall from grace as a man. I was 14 years old, a blissful stranger to the histrionics of the male erection. My own was something I took for granted.

Ms. in One Hand, Playboy in the Other: Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Season 50 Years After the Sexual Revolution

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As a child, I was raised by one parent who was a charter subscriber to Ms. magazine and spent weekends in the bachelor pad of another who collected (also from its first issue) Playboy. Perhaps it is no wonder then that today I am a professor of gender and sexuality studies,

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

Remember the good old days when men wore high heels?

Ukraine and the OK Corral

John Graham | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
John Graham

The current crisis over Ukraine spotlights larger and hugely important questions: What are America's interests in an interconnected, post Cold-War world? What and how should we protect and promote them, especially with our rivals?

'But How Do You Know You're a Man?': On Trans People, Narrative and Trust

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

Manhood is an accomplishment, an internal need and quest, for both cis and trans men. When we acknowledge this, the necessity and intelligibilty of questions like "But how do you know?" fades away. Seeing this will help dismantle one of the structuring cultural approaches to transgender people: mistrust.

Boy Interrupted

Beth Morrison | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Interrupting the socialization systems rooted in the belief of what it means to "be a man" isn't easy. It begins with developing a healthier model of adult masculinity and manhood that's rooted in forming equitable relationships between all sexes, gender identities and expressions.

Hypermasculinity at the Finish Line

Michael Kaufman Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Michael Kaufman Ph.D.

Organized sport has had a number of terrible outcomes for boys and men. Yes, it can help boys learn to overcome hardships, but it also teaches boys to hide vulnerabilities and show a stoic indifference to injury.

Self-Reliance and Handsaws: John Ratzenberger's Tools for Life

Joseph Parker | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Parker

Actor John Ratzenberger worked as a carpenter before landing the role of Cliff, the disgruntled postal worker who loved spending hours at the local bar with his buddies. And in the years since "Cheers" concluded its 11-season run, Ratzenberger has returned to his woodworking roots.

Things Black Men and Boys Say

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

The important dimensions of black males' lives, such as manhood, brotherhood, masculinity and community, were just a handful of topics discussed last Friday at Sankofa Freedom Academy, located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

It's Adam Then Eve, Not Adam and Eve

Troy Campbell | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Troy Campbell

We are in a society that screams that it embraces equality. But we still quietly and subtly embrace the concept of "Adam then Eve" not the equal idea of "Adam and Eve." And we would never even consider giving "Eve" first billing in the couple's title. Who's ever heard of "Eve and Adam"? No one, because when it matters, the man comes first.

The Manly Side of Christmas

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

I've never heard anyone point to Joseph as an icon of biblical manhood. If the Gospel according to Matthew were packaged like People magazine, Joseph of Nazareth's face would grace the cover, for Joseph is the lead story in Matthew's Gospel -- and not for chiseled abs.

The Boy in the Boardroom: When Sexual Abuse and Manhood Collide

Chris Carlton | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Carlton

Who's in charge of prioritizing man-rules? Aren't there exceptions? Where do we draw the line between ordering chicken wings when our health requires a grilled chicken salad, and abandoning healthiness and happiness altogether to protect a notion that none of us are obligated to defend?

Warped Sports Culture Needs to Change

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Richie Incognito should be ashamed of himself. But if we, as a society, continue to allow the warped locker room culture and definition of manhood that spawned Incognito, we should all feel ashamed.

Sport and Society for Arete-Bullying

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Did anyone notice that October was National Bullying Prevention Month? Apparently the Miami Dolphins did not get the memo.

Time Changes; Are You Man Enough For It?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Santiago

As I mature I'm finding manhood becomes more about having the presence of mind to express appreciation. Nothing deserves appreciation more than those you love. Sometimes, I'm even lucky enough to catch it on paper.

Why Men's Self-Esteem Drops When Their Romantic Partners Succeed

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Taken together, these findings indirectly reveal a significant upheaval and transformation underway, regarding what men have traditionally learned to define as "manhood" and "success" in our culture.

A Father's Kiss

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices
Khary Lazarre-White

Imagine if the images of black boys that we were inundated with were not those of threats, but those of gentle children. Imagine if young black boys, instead of being told in urban communities to act like men, were supported to be what they are, children and boys.

When Does A Boy Really Become A Man?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Of course, there are mothers who will never see their boys as men, just as there are boys who never want to grow up -- who don't understand the fine line between being childish and maintaining a child-like quality. One is sexy, the other, not so much.

3 Smokin' Hot Clarifiers

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's more obvious to me than ever after hearing from readers that this problem of a demeaning culture in the church is real; and until we are honest about that, change will not happen.