The Loss of Innocence

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He was a sweet little boy who loved life until the unspeakable changed him. — Sorting through a stack of boxes in a rare attempt to organize my life, I stumble across a decades-old photograph stuck to the back of a college textbook. I haven’t seen this photo in years. The colors have faded with […]

Late Nights Are for the Broken-Hearted

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Danica Barnett shares a painful story of how abusive partners continue to haunt and assault their victims, as real-life monsters whose memories never fade.

Institutionalized Rape Culture in Youth Sports: 3 Valuable Lessons

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Governing bodies for youth sports don’t intentionally condone child sexual abuse, but there’s much more they can do to protect children, says Dani Bostick.

Rape Jokes: Comedians, Please Stop Using My Trauma for Your Material

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Do survivors a solid, would you? Stop pretending that people who get hurt are too sensitive.

Is Bullying Worse Than Child Abuse When it Comes to Mental Health?

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New research suggests bullied children are more likely to report mental health problems compared to those who are maltreated.

Escaping From My Father’s Violence

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Ty Phillips grew up under the shadow of violence. But he’s made sure it doesn’t darken his own home.

A Belated Thank You to My Mother

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Ty Phillips remembers the day his mother took the fall to stand between him and hurt.

Do You Want to Talk Seriously About Men?

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Thomas Fiffer challenges the media to engage in a serious, two-sided conversation about the roles and responsibilities of men and women in breaking the cycle of violence and abuse.

The Year In Sports: A Look Back at the Biggest Stories of 2014

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From the Sochi Olympics to the NFL’s epicly bad year to the World Cup to athletes speaking out in the wake of police killings, Mike Kasdan reviews all the biggest stories we covered this year at The Good Men Project Sports

Does Spanking Hurt Children? Our Writers Speak Out

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It’s long been accepted as normal, even necessary, but research indicates it is ineffective and possibly damaging. What is your opinion on spanking?

My Father Beat Me For Not Being a Racist

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He didn’t know why his father wanted MLK dead, and he didn’t know what the KKK was. But he knew his father was a racist, and he wasn’t going to be like him.

Why I Believe My Son’s Life is Safer if He Questions Authority

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Respect for authority is great, but blind obedience can leave a child open to all kinds of abuse.

Why Roger Goodell Needed to Punish Adrian Peterson to Save Himself

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After much debate and speculation, Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the league’s punishment to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The Example of Adrian Peterson: Where We Stand As a Society On Child Abuse

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Wai Sallas is thankful that this year’s Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice cases finally forced a broader national discourse – and the NFL to get tough – on crimes of domestic violence and child abuse

Love Is Not a Defense for Abuse

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MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson reminds us that love does not guarantee that parents will keep their children safe.