Understanding Manhood

Understanding Manhood by Beverly Goodwin

Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.

A Legacy of Labels: Why Raven-Symone’s Statement Rang True for Many


Gena Raymond explains why Labels are what holds us back from being All that we truly are.

Men in Education: More Questions Than Answers (Part 2)

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Michael Carley, an educational researcher in a three-college community college district in California, focuses on a problem with an often understated scope.

The Women Are Smarter. So What?

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Are research findings that girls have better grades than boys a challenge to the male ego?

A Gay, Aboriginal, Introverted Male (And Not At All What You’d Expect That Means)

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Dameyon Bonson has a few stereotypes he’d like to dispel.

In Their Heads: The Possible Thought Processes of The White Guys Who Filed a Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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Andrew Smiler speculates about how, when, and why social class can trump racism and sexism.

Wandering Ox


After being uprooted from South Vietnam for adoption as a baby, Kevin Minh Allen has come to understand “home” as someplace you will eventually leave.

Raising Trilingual Children in America


Marriage editor Gint Aras is preserving history and forging the future by raising a trilingual family. In Chicago, as in many European cities, this is the norm.

Anzor Tsarnaev: Devoted or Delusional?

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In the aftermath of the Boston Bombing, Anzor Tsarnaev defends his sons despite everything he has seen and heard.

“Unlike other groups of people, it’s pretty easy for a white person to use their skin privilege and brush off any stereotyping.”


This is a comment by Red Seven and J. Serens on the post “Yes, Black People Can Be Racist Too”.

Race, Othering, and GQ’s Opinions On Hot Women


GQ’s latest excuse to publish photos of pretty women betrays a deeper underlying problem.

Tony Okungbowa on Music, His New Film ‘Restless City’, and Life as Ellen DeGeneres’ DJ

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Joanna Schroeder chats with Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick, Tony Okungbowa, about his new film Restless City, which is the story of a Senegalese immigrant making his way in New York City.

Losing My Identity: Only Gay When I’m Not Iranian

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Yashar Ali sees himself as equal parts Iranian and gay. But when forced to compartmentalize his sexuality, Yashar found his whole identity falling apart.

Beautiful on All Sides

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‘The privilege of being white in the U.S. is that you don’t have to see race. But for a growing majority of people, ethnicity is fluid; it’s piecemeal, chosen, reclaimed, refused, relearned.’

How Do You Picture a Man Who Gets Catcalled?

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“Interesting that you’ve chosen a photo of a black man in a hard hat to illustrate this article.”

Picture of the Day

A map of New York City, by ethnicity. “Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people.” Other cities here.