Proving Your Manhood: “Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another?”

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“Absorbing punishment to prove you’re a man seems like the easy way out,” argues Oliver Lee Bateman.

Tween-Age Wasteland

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Radio rock revelry gave one pre-pubescent his first taste of stardom.

A Person Is Not a Closet

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Did Jason Collins use his former fiancee, Carolyn Moos?

Why Did Freddy E Do It? Black Men and Suicide

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Why Black men are killing themselves, warning signs, and what to do if you’re worried about someone.

Rap Music as a Safe Space for Hetero-Masculine Love

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That most masculine of subcultures, the world of hip hop, ironically provides an acceptable outlet for men to express platonic affection for one another: through rap lyrics.

Average Size … for a Black Man: Myths About Size, Racism, and the Patriarchy

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Myths about Black men’s prowess reinforce racist stereotypes about Black men.

Is Football Heroic? Jovan Belcher, Violence, and Masculinity

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Is the masculine power the makes football exhilarating, the same destructive force that killed Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins?

Harrowing Video About Male Abuse Survivor

Tweet(Hat tip to n1l0c2501.) Trigger warning for explicit depictions of abuse. Minor spoilers for the short film Life’s Poison.   I was recently pointed to Life’s Poison, a powerful short film made for the PBS Online Film Festival about a teenage male who was abused by his father and the struggles he goes through in recovering […]