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Manhood

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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.

The Masculinity Politics of the Rand Paul Filibuster

Jackson Katz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Jackson Katz

The filibuster was a pivotal moment in the masculinity politics of the Republican Party, with potentially significant implications for future foreign policy debates.

Finding Julian

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Upon hearing that our second child would be a boy, I walked out of the doctor's office, crossed 8th Avenue and stepped into a Mexican restaurant to drink something with tequila in it.

What Happened When I Conquered Fear And Embraced Honesty With Women

Ken Solin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

A man who is his own hero doesn't surrender to fear, and never allows fear to dictate his behavior. He stands up to his fear because he knows how to move beyond it.

Always Worrying About Boys

Caryl Rivers | Posted 09.14.2012 | Media
Caryl Rivers

New York Times columnist David Brooks may not realize it, but when he recently bemoaned the state of American boys, he joined a long line of despairing worriers about American manhood. Worrying about boys is an older American pastime than baseball.

'Frank Ocean Say He Gay'

Kevin Powell | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Powell

That is what I heard a group of teenagers say the other day, here on the streets of Brooklyn, when it came out that Frank Ocean had revealed a past love affair with a man. There was no judgment in that remark, no gay bashing, not even the slightest hint of hatred or disgust hovering about them.

Being a Father

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

What is the point of doing well in one's own life, of having some measure of progress and success if what is learned is not passed on to those who come behind?

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her 'Alpha Male' Side

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

The new Nicki Minaj album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," is out and set to take the top spot on Billboard's albums next week, despite the fact she’...