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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Tweet 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 […]

‘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)


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.

I Was That Boy. I Am This Man.


Christian Lyons writes on how we each define masculinity, ourselves, and how we have the power to learn and change.

Masculinity Breaking Bad: Walter White and the Fallouts from Complicit Masculinity

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Markus Gerke takes a look at Breaking Bad, Walter White, and the destructive potential of masculinity in our society.

You’re Not Alone Man, You’re With the Men

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Duncan Alldridge asks and answers the question “What’s the point of a men’s group?”

10 Responses to the Phrase “Man Up”


Are you tired of hearing this? Man up. Man up. MAN UP! So is he.

NFL Hazing and Jonathan Martin’s “Man Card”

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Cliff Leek explores the culture of hazing and why Jonathan Martin is being attacked for his decision to leave the NFL.

Waitin’ on a Sunny Day


On my PTSD, a Bruce Springsteen concert, and how I have to learn to open up in order to heal.

6 Ways to talk to Your Son About Male Violence and Healthy Masculinity

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Our boys are being bombarded with messages on how to be “manly”—not all of them healthy. Men Can Stop Rape pairs with Sandra Kim to help parents support their sons’ healthy development.

Have You Had Your ‘Man Up’ Moment?


Victory Unlimited provides guidance in a series of questions for men to discover their self worth and achieve a fuller potential.

The Masculine Mystique

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Chapter Two, Part 1 in Noah Brand’s and Ozy Franz’s book about masculinity.