Soccer Is Not Manly. What!?

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“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

Of Tears and Testosterone: Reflections on the Manliness of Grief

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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.

Review: Poems that Make Grown Men Cry

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.

Let Him Cry

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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.

What It Was Like to Tell My Sons That I Have Cancer

What It Was Like to Tell My Sons That I Have Cancer

Ken Richter recently had to inform his two young sons that he had been diagnosed with stage-3 cancer. This is what happened.

Dear Ally, Thank You For Giving This Man Permission to Cry

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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.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

Why Can’t I Cry in Public?

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Pat Brothwell has nothing against a good cry, so why can’t he work one up in public?

“Is Crying Healthy and Cathartic for both Men and Women?”

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This comments AutumnVi on the Post Important Life Lessons That A Breakup Teaches You

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Future dads are you ready?

“Crying is usually associated with sadness…not in heat of battle or…mortally dangerous situation.”

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Men Have Tear Ducts Too

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Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.

Boys Do Cry, Look at Little Jackson

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Meet Jackson, the little music fan who knows that sadness can be goodness.

New Year, New Masculinity

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Sebastian Molano shares a new resolution to pursue a “new masculinity.”

Men Don’t Cry, Do They?

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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.

Opening the Tiny Hurt Locker

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Dr. Jennifer Gunsaullus explains why sharing even small pain is a big deal