Do Any of Us Really Need to “Just Grow a Pair?”

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Strength, courage, and life success really aren’t about body parts or hormones, so let’s stop using slang terms for them to shame anyone of any gender.

Men: Dispelling the Mystery

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Tamara Star pulls back the curtain and peers behind the male facade.

Breaking the Boys Code of Masculinity

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20 years after his 16-year-old sister was murdered, Bill Pozzobon found himself interviewing for a job in violence prevention and ended up tackling the boys’ code as enemy number one.

Masculinity at a Young Age

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Carly Puch can’t wait for the day society stops telling boys to suck it up, to not be a girl, and to stop crying.

“Need to be held responsible 4 more things we have no control over”

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The Gunshots #NotAllMen Hear

“Is Masculinity the problem or Its Perception and Distortion by Society?”

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The Patterns In Mass Shootings and a Conversation About Men

Down With “Man Up”

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Is society’s term “man up” the scapegoat for our lack of evolution in dealing with male emotion in our boys?

Open Call For Male Playwrights

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Ready to get that short play of yours out of your head and onto the stage? Here’s your chance.

5 Reasons I Don’t Say “Man Up”

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Kyle Ashlee highlights the importance of Duke University’s #YouDontSay campaign.

Ban Bossy…But Don’t Stop There

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Elke Govertsen believes we need to show the same respect for boys that we do for girls by pushing people to stop using the harmful words in our language like “wimpy”, “sissy” and “be a man”.

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.

All In: Words from the Men of “Manning Up”

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“Manning Up” is an upcoming anthology of the unique and diverse experiences of trans*men. Here, several of the writers share what the project means to them.

“It’s an amazing thing to discover the child you once were is still there.”

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This comment is by Luke Davis on the post I Was That Boy. I Am This Man. I wrote a poem about much the same thing. Its an amazing thing to discover the child you once were is still there and still as awesome as he once was. Where is that boy There is a […]

‘But How Do You Know You’re a Man?': On Trans People, Narrative and Trust

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Mitch Kellaway talks about a hard question that comes up in his workshops: “How do you know you’re a man?”

We Need to Talk About the C-Word(s)

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Andy Fraser steps into the gray area between cowardice and courage—and finds that doing nothing isn’t always the soft option.

Book Excerpt: “Man Up” by Jimmy West

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Man Up by Jordan West

Lee is a man in his mid-forties the all-to-familiar mid-life crisis, caught in an intense internal struggle over whether to leave his ill wife and two kids, or leave.