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The Problem With Masculinity

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

We've short-changed our boys and men by defining masculinity in such a way as to constrict the complex essence of their humanity. Criticizing masculinity doesn't mean pitting males against females. Masculinity is not exclusive to men. We all carry its qualities.

To Sir with Love or Ain't I a Woman Too

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I am a woman with a deep voice; I am almost always called "sir" over the telephone. When I correct the person I usually say, "It's not sir, I am a woman with a deep voice." I get various reactions after that.

What Does It Mean To 'Be Masculine'? (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices

A new project is in the works that seeks to explore and push the boundaries of how we understand and experience masculinity within today's 21st centur...

Please Pass the Priesthood

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

So here we sit in the 21st century. Women still asking if they can work, eat, be paid equally, have abortions, a job and an education. Here we are still wondering what we need to do to be equal in the world, in our families, cultures, and in ourselves.

Tough Girls Finish Last -- Find Out How to Finish First!

Heather Strang | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).

The Masculine Attire

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

I tried the suit, in its strictest, mannish form, for a day at the office. Just a shirt and brogues. Walking down the street, I missed the sound of my heels. No "clickity clack" while walking, no swaying, no teetering. My steps were quick and paced like a metronome.

Gay Love vs. Magnets: Why We Are Missing the Point

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

Amalaha's worldview is based on the grand principle of the complementarity of polar opposites. Gender polarities have constituted the pillars of nearly all worldviews in the Old World since late antiquity. Eventually the European colonizations made the gender polarity a standard.

Lights Go On -- Part X -- You Sir...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently I came across this quote by Shirley Maclaine: "The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves." In this writer'...

Rebirth of the Divine Feminine

Lindy McMullin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindy McMullin

The Divine Feminine is Mother Nature crying out, not in despair, but with conviction, challenging us all to take inventory. The Divine Feminine is not...

Lights Go On -- Part IX -- Your Essence...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

your essence is indescribable -- but I'll try... You are the lips that bring and complete the passion of my life... You are the eyes to my soul Yo...

The Heart Honors the Sacred Feminine

Susanna Bair | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Recently there has been a surge of reported incidents of gang rape of girls and young women across the globe. I question what the staggering levels of...

In Defense of 'Angry Women'

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Carey Purcell

The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?

Intra-Masculine Bonds and Butt Cracks

David Isenberg | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Gee, with all due apologies to Stephen Ambrose's famed book, the whole Band of Brothers concept of bonding may have gained new meaning when it comes t...

Study Links Eating Meat With Perception Of Manliness

Posted 05.17.2012 | Food

If you've ever wondered why fewer men tend to embrace vegetarian lifestyles than women, a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research may ...

Turning Boys Into Men: 4 Ways to Expand Your Son's "Boy Power"

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?

What 'Manly' Fingers Say About Boys Who Have Them

Posted 02.15.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/14/2012 07:05 PM EST on LiveScience Hands are keys to the past, even if there is...

The Genius of the Feminine

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

Hypermasculine spirituality cannot help you to free up feeling, or to feel more deeply, because generally it has been founded by men who are themselves emotionally crippled.

An Introduction to Kabbalah Part 7: Use Your Illusion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

As we are about to begin a multi-week exploration of the concept of the sefirot, let's reframe our exploration of Kabbalah (sorry for the Chanukah-ins...

Mothers and Sons: How Close Is Too Close?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is your son in danger of becoming a mama's boy? That's the stereotype so many people associate with sons raised by women alone. And like most stereotypes, it simply doesn't hold up to reality.

Caster Semenya: When Gender Is Not Sex

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Debold

It seems pretty likely that Semenya is no longer going to be allowed to compete as a female in the sport that she loves and has trained so hard for.

Is Hillary Soft Enough to be Smart?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Hilary could not then and cannot now afford to promote 'soft power' for fear of appearing weak. 'Smart power', given her own concerns about politics and gender, is the best she can do.