Parenting Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning

Parenting Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning

Dave Lesser wonders if the stereotypical parenting memes he sees every day really represent how modern parents are viewing their partners

“Being a Father Is Being a Question”: What a New Anthology on Fatherhood Has to Say About Being a Dad

"Being a Father Is Being a Question": What a New Anthology on Fatherhood Has to Say About Being a Dad

Steve Edwards talks to Brian Gresko, the editor behind the upcoming “When I First Held You”, about literary fathers, gender and parenting, and the transformative power of becoming a dad

Kirsten Dunst’s “Manly” Comment Offends Feminists, Men and More

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Dillan DiGiovanni says Kirsten Dunst’s “manly” definition of men is limiting and offensive.

So You Think You Want To Date A Single Mom?

So You Think You Want To Date A Single Mom?

Hera McLeod persevered through tragedy to become a proud single mother. She now offers five pieces of advice to any good man looking to start a relationship with a single mother.

The Prom Tux: Turning Teen Boys Into Inexpressive Men?

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Andrew Smiler says the standard black prom tux limits boys’ ability to express themselves and believes this is a problem.

I Think, Maybe, I Just Got Profiled… As a Dad?

I Think, Maybe, I Just Got Profiled... As a Dad?

Cort Ruddy just wanted to buy some paper plates, but instead had his first experience with being profiled as a stereotypical “dad”

Am I a Bad Dad? Am I a Bad Husband?

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Nature or Nurture? Todd Adams wonders whether that question matters when it comes to being a good husband and father.

What Led Me to Abandon My Stay-at-Home-Dad Community

What Led Me to Abandon My Stay-at-Home-Dad Community

Brent Brookhouse joined an online stay-at-home-dad group for discussion and support, instead found a faction of fathers who railed against the stereotyping of men, while marginalizing and harassing women.

How Major League Baseball Is Helping Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

How Major League Baseball Is Helping to Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

Tom Burns thinks that Major League Baseball’s decision to support New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s right to paternity leave speaks volumes and deserves more attention than it’s getting

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Doyin Richards dismisses the media uproar over New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave, arguing that Murphy’s actions reflect the behavior of any sane, responsible parent

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

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A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms

Man Up, Like A Woman

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There is no difference between “you need to harness your sacred masculine energy” and “man up, bro.” None.

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Lisa Keating of The Next Family reflects on the recent story of a young boy driven to attempt suicide after being bullied for liking “My Little Pony” and her own concerns about her gender non-conforming son.

“Nurturing Men are Sexy, so are Laundry doers.”

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Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Scott Behson calls out an article defending traditional dads from the peer pressure of “50/50 dads” for unnecessarily insulting “involved” fathers and referring to them as “Wet Wipes”

Human Sexuality Is Complicated

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The way we talk about sexuality and gender has changed dramatically in the last decade. Hank Green offers a friendly primer.