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The Making of Them: TV Documentary Review (belated)

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The discordance between words and body language on the part of both the parents and their sons is, at times, painful to watch. Like these young boys, I was unable to be truthful with my parents during my time at boarding school.

Why We Should Care About Boys and Young Men of Color

Tyrone C. Howard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Tyrone C. Howard

My Brother's Keeper is not simply an effort to improve the condition for racial and ethnic minority communities, it is an endeavor of considerable national consequence with a capacity to improve all communities, for all of us.

Men To Men: Stop Violence Against Women

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

Speak up. Say something. Tell a friend his sexist joke is actually kind of lame. Be that guy. Change the norm.

#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

How can the NFL not take intimate partner violence at least as seriously as drug use or corruption? This is institutional impunity, pure and simple.

Is Feminism Dangerous to Men, and the Way Society Views Men and Boys?

Quora | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Feminism is a win/win. There is no loser in demanding equal rights for men and women.

What I Learned at the First International Men's Issues Conference

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

When it comes to the fringes, neither side is really fighting about what they say they are -- they're projecting and acting out much deeper hurts. The 150 or so attendees of the convention I went to weren't all monsters by any stretch of the imagination. But I daresay most of them weren't very happy people either.

Men Who Work on Themselves Are Sexy

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

I'm a feminist who loves men. Not only do I appreciate the beauty of the male physique and the intoxicating power of masculine energy--I value the w...

Hope for Future Fathers of Gay Sons

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

When I read in February about the harsh reaction college football star Michael Sam's father had to his son's coming out, I was reminded of the difficu...

The Gorilla Theory of Men

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

One of the great tragedies of our age is that serious discussion of men and women is more often a discussion of men vs. women. The sexes must be eternally at war, it seems. There is no gain for the one without loss for the other.

13 Things That Are Totally Going To Change You In Your 30s

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

While these years may feel surprisingly more pressurized than your 20s, they will unexpectedly also bring the most personal growth in your life. You're no longer allowed to kick back in flip-flops on the bench -- you're in the big leagues, in cleats with a giant 3-0 on your back. This is where you find out who you are and who you really want on your team.

The Beloved Son

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Standing behind our lived experience is an 'ideal' of how we think -- or perhaps it's a preconscious knowing -- this relationship could be or should be. The Father, we feel, should bring out the highest in the Son.

What It Means to Be a Gentleman

Ira Israel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

I cannot even begin to try to explain how difficult it is for men over the age of 25 years-old to cultivate friendships with fellow men.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine and Laughter Sometimes

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world.

4 Things HBO's Girls Gets Wrong About Men | Posted 06.12.2013 | TV

Let's get one thing out of the way: For all the conversation it's generated, we absolutely love Girls. Dunham and co. have gotten plenty right about girls and, by extension, guys -- but they've gotten a few things wrong, too.

Mr Bear and Mr Beard

Ron Suresha | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Ron Suresha

Bear contests, like their components in the queer Imperial Court and leather scenes, often are held as fundraisers for the local bearclub and charities, creating essentially male beauty pageants performed by and for gay, bi, and queer men in the bear community.

Holding Men Accountable for Sex Trafficking

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Abby L. Ferber

Too often when we think about human trafficking, we think of it as a problem "out there." But this year, for the first time, the U.S. State Department included the U.S. in its annual report on trafficking.

Guys Gone Wild -- for Grooming Products

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.

Guys are so eager to smell like "the man your man could smell like" that for the first time in history they're spending more on personal care products than women.

Are There Good Men in Sing Sing?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Matlack

I am here at Sing Sing to to bring The Good Men Project, the anthology I've edited, inside the prison -- physically and in spirit.

Why Men Kill The Ones They Love: Personal & Professional Reflections

Jewel Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jewel Woods

My mother is a wiry-thin black woman who - soaking weight, with rollers in her hair and wearing a pair of roller skates - only weighs about 110 pound...

Man vs. Woman: The VP Debate

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

I take great pleasure in sitting in a circle of men. Not that I don't appreciate feminine energy, but it is different in a way that I'd be hard put to describe or even define.