The Dream of an Inclusive Masculinity

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Jackson Bliss grew up in a world of fixed and simplistic gender roles. Only recently has he understood how complex masculinity truly is.

How My Son Made Me a Feminist

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Justine Musk explores the way in which a set of glitter pens in a girlie box suddenly showed her the ways in which we are all trapped in a gender binary.

Breaking the Emotional Coma Cycle

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Jason Hairston explains how constricted masculinity damages male relationships

How Kids React To My Pretty Princess Nails

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Adults filter their reactions to a man with a manicure, but seeing how kids respond is a lot more informative.

5 Ways Disavowing Masculinity Changed My Life

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Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously.

Switcheroo: A Confrontational Gender-Bending Experiment

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Hana Pesut’s Switcheroo photos expose how gender and identity are defined by the clothing we choose to wear. Joanna Schroeder and her husband volunteer to participate in the experiment.

What Real Men Talk About

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Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.

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Real Man Adventures [Book Review]

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A testosterone fueled adventure through sex and gender, unlike any you’ve seen before featuring a man battling a shark on the cover.

Transformers as an Allegory for Transsexualism in America

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Dave Zucker stays up too late watching cartoons.

The Monster at the End of This Post

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The first rule of monsters is learning who is a monster.

Niagara Falls High School Student Ordered To Remove Heels

Tweet(Hat tip to Womanist Musings.) Maye showed up one day at his Niagara Falls high school in red stilettos. Not even one period into the school day, the teachers ordered him to take his high heels off. Maye refused, saying that there were many girls in heels who didn’t have to take them off, until he was threatened […]

Suits, Part One: Suit As Costume

TweetIn Western culture, the men’s suit is tied in with masculinity in a variety of ways. This is the first part of a planned three-part series teasing out some of the weird issues around suits and the wearing thereof.