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Aimee Herman takes a queer look at what has become a common rite of passage for young men.

What’s a Dad to Do When His Daughter Wants to Dress as Han Solo?

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…put on a Princess Leia costume, of course.

What’s Needed To Raise Boys Into Balanced Men

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Jose Aviles on what boys need and the dangers ahead if we fail them.

Monosexism: Battling Myths About Bisexuality

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We are not confused, we are not bored, and we are not desperate.

5 Things I Wish My Father Had Told Me About Men

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Her Daddy didn’t tell her, so she learned the hard way. Men are people too, and most of them are good.

Male Sexuality And How Shame Hurts Everyone

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Arden Leigh thinks we all need to release some of the shame we put on ourselves and on others.

We Shouldn’t Be Dealing With The Gender Pay Gap

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Conrad Liveris on why the gender pay gap needs to go, and a clever new video.

If Dads Date Their Daughters, Are Moms Supposed to Be “Dating” Their Sons Too?

If Daddy-Daughter Dates are a Thing, Are Moms Supposed to Be “Dating” Their Sons Too?

Many people feel strongly that father-daughter “dates” are an important tool for teaching girls how they should expect to be treated by the opposite sex, but does the same rationale apply for mothers and sons?

Beyond Pink and Blue: How Our Kids are Redefining Gender

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Alison Krupnick shares the growing awareness of young people who are not conforming to the stereotypes of boy, girl, pink, blue.

5 Steps to Supporting Your Son After He Comes Out of the Closet

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One mother’s story of unconditional love and support for her gay son, coming out and going forward.

The World is Getting Smaller and It’s Bigger Than All of Us

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Our conversation about men is getting a world wide response. Help us drive it forward.

Comic: Bizarre Gender Double Standards

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Why is this “hot” for one person, but “nasty” for another?

Masculinity Is Like My Second Skin. But What Is It Really?

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Through the body we experience the social world, writes James W. Messerschmidt. Raoul Wieland asks what good an extreme self-awareness does for the male identity.

Show-and-Tell Feminism For Dads Of Daughters

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Great writers “show, don’t tell.” Ariel Chessler and his wife are following that motto while raising their daughters to recognize the power of women.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Dameyon Bonson argues that, despite the popular stereotype, men do talk about their emotions, fears, and anxieties, but oftentimes, they just aren’t heard.

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About What It Means To Be A Man

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Let’s get down to business: I wish I’d known some of these things a long time ago.