“Listen folks, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, don’t have him run around on a field kicking a ball, get him wrestling.” –Ben Askren
Traditional American masculinity did little to help Miller Williams handle his profound grief. Here’s a glimpse into his process, and the experience that brought him to it.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.
Adam Dyer recalls feeling trapped as an angry young teenager. And as a man, having to bargain with society to let him express his emotions.
Ken Richter recently had to inform his two young sons that he had been diagnosed with stage-3 cancer. This is what happened.
You gave us, the men in your life, the permission to cry. And we needed it. As a matter of fact, we still need it.
Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.
Teaching boys that “boys don’t cry” can cripple them as men, but under the right tutelage even this questionable lesson is valuable in the right context.