Prince’s Legacy Reminds Dads That It’s Okay To Be “Weird”

James Woodruff has been struggling to write about a dad who was embarrassed by his young son. The death of Prince today has put the situation in perspective. Here is how.

Gender Issue

Diane Lockward explores one man’s desire to transcend gender boundaries.

Translations

Ed Madden juxtaposes gender, race, and paint samples in this surprising prose poem.

Are There Really Masculine and Feminine Foods?

Is our perception of food based on “you eat what you are?”

Comment of the Day: ‘I’m more of a hard man.’

This Comment of the Day was by -Dj- on the post “Vulnerable Men: A Look at the Softer Side”.

Masculinity Isn’t Toxic; But Our Attitudes About it Might Be

We need to recognize the value of femininity—in both boys and girls.

How to Get Your Wife in a Horse Trailer (and make her glad she did!)

What does your wife know that YOU know? Steve Horsmon explains how this powerful concept builds trust and safety.

Men Seeing Ourselves Thru Broken Mirrors

Men aren’t supposed to be sensitive, right? Maybe the fact that our more sensitive side is stifled leaves us over-sensitive so that we explode instead of talking about what’s going on and dealing with it before it becomes overwhelming.

Comment of the Day: ‘What do I know about being a man? If I come up with something, I’ll get back to you.’

Comment of the Day was by D, on the post “A Message to Women, It’s Not Us vs. Men”

How to Raise Boys With Both Courage and Compassion

Christine Walker, mother of four sons, wonders why, in the depths of our subconscious, are we scared to be too nice to our boys?

A Friendly Reminder of What Gender Transition is Not

Justin Hubbell puts into words (and pictures!) what so many are feeling. We believe this comic is helpful to anyone at any place along the gender spectrum. We think you’ll agree.

Defying What’s Blackness, What’s Femininity, What’s Masculinity

One group says, “Act like a man.” One group says, “Femme it up.” Icon does neither.

Raising a Sensitive Man

I will ask society to stop putting our men in boxes of masculinity, stifling them and shaming them and stripping them of the very things that make them humans.

Masculinity Is Under Attack, Can It Be Saved?

Patty Beach and Roger Toennis discuss the power in embracing the positive masculine traits while releasing the negative.

Toxic Masculinity Is Killing The NFL

The National Football League’s latest ruling, this time against Tom Brady, is another black eye to a once dominant professional league.  Believe it or not, it’s not players and coaches seeking competitive advantages that is to blame, but masculinity.  — Arguably the greatest quarterback to every play professional football now sits in career limbo. The […]

Are Masculinity and Femininity Mutually Exclusive? [Part 2]

Jonathan Delavan disputes the generally accepted concept that masculinity and femininity are mutually opposing natures.