No One Ever Taught Me How to Be a Man

no one taught me how photo by Alan Cleaver

Until I neared my 40th birthday, I never realized what not having healthy masculine role models was costing me and the women I loved.

One Millennial’s Top Ten Ways to Improve Male Education

education, standardized testing,

It’s easy to daydream about the goals of a future society, but I think the only way we can accomplish those goals is through education and discussion. Part of that education is unlearning.

Coach Says He Won’t Recruit Players Who Take Selfies

Scott Cross, University of Texas-Arlington, Twitter, Selfies

Coach Scott Cross of the University of Texas-Arlington’s men’s basketball team tweeted last night that he is not interested in recruiting players to his program who take selfies.

“Men: Your experience is not valid…women describe how gender effects you.”

men and women

This comment by Daran on the post This Infograph About Privilege Made My Day

“If women choose it, boxing is a women’s sport.”

Pugnacious Promotions presents Boxing at the Washington Armory

This comment by Anthony Zarat on the post Should Boxing Be a Women’s Sport?

Unmanned: The Disavowing of Masculinity

macho photo by Lizzie279

Dr. Aqualus Gordon wonders if men are being socialized into being afraid to embrace or even admit to traditionally masculine traits—and what the implications of that will be.

Dark Hair = Masculinity

delt

Cameron Conaway on the taking and making of modern masculinity

NFL Hazing and Jonathan Martin’s “Man Card”

Richie Incognito (Photo---Wikimedia Commons)

Cliff Leek explores the culture of hazing and why Jonathan Martin is being attacked for his decision to leave the NFL.

Build It, Girls (This Video is Awesome)

girls, video, goldieblox, stereotype, tv, pop culture, princess, dolls, build, rube goldberg, beastie boys

Teaching children to define themselves with outdated clichés isn’t good for anyone. GoldieBlox gets it.

Check M, F, or Other: 10 Questions about Gender

colin huntsville al

JJ Vincent asked an 18-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Who Are Bronies and How are They Challenging Conceptions of Masculinity? (Video)

Bronies

Idea Channel examination of men who aren’t scared to admit they enjoy “My Little Pony: Magic of Friendship”

Embracing Toughness

Toughness

You can be an enlightened man and still a tough guy. George Clarke explains how.

First Woman to Run in the Boston Marathon Received Both Male Support and Male Contempt.

marathon

Kathrine Switzer tells of her 1967 historic Boston Marathon run and how it spurred her activism for female athletes

Femmephobia

photo by zbowling

A second excerpt from Chapter Two in Noah Brand’s and Ozy Franz’s book about masculinity.

Princess Culture: 2/23

rav4geniestrongprincess

Is daddy’s princess brave and good?

Why Do Strong Women Get Bullied?

Strong

Certain criticisms don’t mean what the critics think they do.