The Bad-Man Hype


How did we go from ignoring the bad things men do to talking about them all the time? Victoria Medgyesi explores the cultural—and personal—cost of ignoring the obvious.

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Thanks Dad, For Not Killing That Guy

The father of Alex Steed

Alex Steed remembers the night his dad almost became a murderer.

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Good Jew


Writer Jonathan Papernick embarks on a quest to become a better Jew—and a better man.

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A Meditation on a Can of Peanut Butter: Barter As the Coin of the Realm

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The Rev. Neil O’Farrell’s reverie about honor and dignity.

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The Night Is Full of Bicycles


Robert Barsanti gives a eulogy for a local man killed in a hit-and-run accident—a man who, in another life, could have been him.

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“I Killed a Man.” Drunk Driver Makes YouTube Confessional Video to do the Honorable Thing

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Matt Cordle wants to take full responsibility for the horrific thing that he did. And he wants others to stop before they do the same.

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The Unspoken Many: When Disability Hate Crime Lurks in the Shadows for Too Long


Erin Kelly, a writer with Cerebral Palsy, speaks about the tragic rise of disability hate crimes.

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The Complicated Legacy of Dr. King


In some circles, speaking ill of Dr. King is blasphemous. But wasn’t he just a man like ourselves?

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Trayvon Martin and the Fate of the Alabama Segregation Reference Ban Amendment

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Everybody’s talking about the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Nobody’s talking about Alabama Senate Bill 112. That needs to change.

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The Left and Right Must Come Together Over Trayvon Martin

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T.J. McCormack believes that if we truly want a post-racist society, both the left and the right need to drop the rhetoric and up the compassion, and meet somewhere in the middle.

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You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught

Racist Eggs

Jackie Summers suggests we “teach the teachable” when it comes to equality.

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25 Years Up From Bottom

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Lili Bee interviews a violent offender just released from Sing Sing, and talks about remorse, learning to see consequences, restorative justice, and goodness.

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Stop Barking and Start Working

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Andrew D. S. James is glad we are having civil discourse on such issues as race. But he’d also like us to take some action.

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Lying About the Truth, Telling the Truth About Lies


When does injustice become justice?

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Damned if We Do, Damned if We Don’t

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No wonder this is a confusing time for men. Chivalry is dead, and men are to blame.

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May I Walk You to Your Car? Chivalry and its Contradictions

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Even though biology might not be destiny, Hugo Schwyzer writes, there’s nothing wrong with a man being chivalrous.

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