Changing Your Perception About Child Support

Changing Your Perception About Child Support

Dr. David Lee Asbery discusses how his views about child support changed after his own divorce and suggests ways that men can start viewing similar situations in a new light.

A Sorry Excuse for a Man

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Gender as an excuse for behaviour has become too common in dealing with personal criticism in a general and stereotypical way.

Childhood

Knuckles

Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.

Taco Today: Learning to Love Cooking for One After a Separation

Taco Today: Learning to Love Cooking for One After a Separation

Newly separated, Ben Railton is beginning to realize that cooking for himself can be just as meaningful as cooking for his entire family.

The Disappearing Working Man

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America is losing men from the labor force, and has been for more than 50 years. How do we account for the trend? And how do we reverse it?

Call For Submissions: The Future of Male Education

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We’re told males in academics are in crisis, from grade school disengagement to less collegiate matriculation. What do our young men embedded in the experience think is needed in male education?

Daddies Cry Too

Daddies Cry Too

After his young son announced that “Daddies don’t cry,” Michael Bryant had to explain to his son why everyone—Daddies included—occasionally needs to have a good cry.

Why Men’s Friendships Can Feel So EMPTY

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Mark Greene believes men’s avoidance of emotional risk when making friends can often result in friendships that are impersonal and inauthentic.

The One Question Quiz to Tell If You’re a Terrible Husband

The One Question Quiz to Tell If You’re a Terrible Husband

After imagining what kind of man his daughter would marry one day, Nick Pavlidis came up with this simple test to determine if he was, in fact, a terrible husband. (He failed.)

How To Be A Man (In 3 Easy Steps)

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Jordan Gray says that in order to be a man, you must first decide on your own personal ideals of masculinity.

5 Things a Good Man Does and 5 Things He Doesn’t

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Thomas Fiffer offers his list of good man dos and don’ts because, in the end, our actions define us.

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again.

Does a Man Walk a Woman to Her Car, Even When She Says No?

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Many women have learned not to depend on a man. So when she says she doesn’t need you to walk her to her car, at nighttime, on a dark street, do you walk her anyway?

I Am Proud Of My Masculinity

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Graham Phoenix has felt a need to take control over what he does in life and he has had many reasons to question this over the years. He now realizes that this is an essential aspect of his masculinity, an important part of being a man.

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.

Letter to My Absent Father

Letter to My Absent Father

Josh McCumber writes the last letter he’ll ever write to his absentee father, informing him that it’s time to find some closure in their relationship.