The Modern Macho—Part 1: On Men, Masculinity, and Retaking the Word

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If there’s one word every little boy knows, and feels deep in his bones, it’s ‘hero.’ But how can today’s modern men be the heroes of their own lives?

‘I Never Had Any Friends Later On Like the Ones I Had When I Was Twelve.’

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Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.

I’m An MRA-Bashing Feminist — But Because I’m a Man, Trolls Leave Me Alone

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No one has ever threatened violence against me, or said I was too ugly to rape. Why? Male privilege.

The Sound of Boys Breaking

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Allan Ishac explores the physical tension and need for connection in the man-boy relationship.

Not All Feminists Are Female — Or Even Feminists

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Women’s liberation and men’s liberation are opposite sides of the same coin — or maybe the same side of the same coin.

#whatyounevertaught: 5 Ways to Make Sex Ed Better for Boys

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Why should boys be left to learn the hard way about real issues regarding sex and relationships?

Dear Young Men: I Wish Someone Had Told Me These Things

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David Cain eventually learned that being a man isn’t what he was taught. Now he wants to spare young men the suffering he endured and forge a new concept of manhood.

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.

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.

What The World Would Be Like If It Were Men Who Got Their Periods

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The question was kind of funny. The answers were eyebrow raising.

The Only March Madness Should’ve Been Relentless Protesting

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Give college athletes, those whose backs March Madness are built on for example, their 40 acres and a mule.

Undertaker’s Streak is Over and so is My Childhood

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Today I hang up my childhood like The Undertaker did his boots and relish in the good ol’ days.

Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male [Excerpt]

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Andrew Smiler, with some very unconventional wisdom about young men and sexuality.

Reinvent and Relearn: A Response to NY Times Op-Ed Columnist Thomas Friedman

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Learning to reinvent and relearn is often scary. But doing it together — as men and as humans — might be the only thing we can do.

Why Do We Still Circumcise Boys?

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Whether childhood circumcision is acceptable or not is an ethical question, not a medical one. Chuck Ross asks, why did we ever circumcise boys?

“When I see male Olympians, I see that hard work does pay off. It’s refreshing and triumphant.”

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These are comments by A. Buchert and Mike L on the post “Open Thread: Does Watching the Olympics Make You Feel Bad About Your Body?”