Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.

“Rape is a problem of control, not sex…linked to general disrespect & dominance.”

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Jimmy Savile, Rape Culture and the Lessons for Us All

Jimmy Savile, Rape Culture and the Lessons for Us All

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Graham Phoenix finds the term ‘rape culture’ offensive, but in hearing the British Health Secretary, this week, reporting to the British Parliament on the Savile Affair, he questions whether his being offended is valid any more.

Boys Will Be Boys Will Be Broken

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I am a boy.

Someone My Son Can Believe In

Someone My Son Can Believe In

Josh Misner thinks back to the male role models he admired as a child and wonders whether his own son will ever look up to him in the same way.

You’re a Good Man. Have We Left You Out?

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We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?

10 Things I Learned At Summer Camp

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There’s more to summer camp than s’mores and Capture the Flag: C.F. O’Rourke lists the ways summer camp made him into the man he is today.

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

Michael Carley offers advice for parents who want to encourage their children to embrace books and reading at a young age.

I Was Afraid to Raise a Boy

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It wasn’t until Mandy Brasher finally let herself trust men that she began to trust her ability to raise a man.

Fatherhood—Does It Matter? Yes, Now More Than Ever!

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Graham Phoenix posed in a boat with his father, he now wonders whether fatherhood matters. Reading ‘Why Fatherhood Matters’ in Esquire he understands why it does.

Masculinity at a Young Age

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Carly Puch can’t wait for the day society stops telling boys to suck it up, to not be a girl, and to stop crying.

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

Tom Burns’ dad loved libraries and he loved to read. However, he didn’t like giving libraries their books back. This is his story.

If the Shoes Fits, Cheat

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Aaron W. Voyles comes clean about his past and offers insights into other young men’s futures.

Dear Parents, Let’s Talk About Kids and Gender Roles

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Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer is raising a happy and joyful son without following rigid gender roles or rules. And she wants you to understand why.

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

During a difficult time, Ben Railton struggled to share one of his favorite childhood books with his sons, a reading experience that bonded them in unexpected ways.

Every Boy Needs a Bull Elephant, and You’re the Elephant

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We can learn from elephants how to stop mass shootings. Kozo Hattori explains.