The “Men in Heels” are Back!

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Any who says that high heels are for sissies hasn’t seen these guys in action!

Every Man Has to Die

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Duncan Alldridge laments the absence of rites of passage that taught men that “death was the primary way to build or rebuild a real life.”

Turning The Man Card on Its Head: Taking a Look at What Makes the Man – Part I

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Our “Man Cards” examine compelling men of past and present and demonstrate the variation and range of masculinity. Our first series spans from Ernest Hemingway and Ben Franklin to Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Anderson Cooper and Ichiro Suzuki.

Really, Who Are My Role Models?

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Matt Kohn just wants someone to look up to.

Male Pole Dancer as Metaphor for Masculinity

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Do male pole dancers point a metaphorical finger in the direction of mature masculinity?

To Ditch the Dunce Cap

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Aaron W. Voyles explores cyclical shame for men and education.

I Love You, Man: 5 Tips For Stepping Into Modern Masculinity

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Dan Mahle grew up not being able to say “I love you” because he thought the words were too emotional. Thankfully, times have changed.

What’s Blood Got to Do With It?

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Co-founder of FOLX, Justin Levesque, discusses using arts to create inclusiveness at the crossroads of illness, masculinity, and identity.

One Dad Went to Amazing Lengths to See If His Daughter Was Ready for Pierced Ears

One Dad Went to Amazing Lengths to See If His Daughter Was Ready for Pierced Ears

Leland Buck’s young daughter really wanted to get her ears pierced, but wasn’t sure she could go through with it, so he decided to lead by example…

Why I Needed To Become A Big Brother

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LeRon Barton thought that boys needed to be toughened up, until he started mentoring one. My mother had always told me when I was younger, “If you’re not helping out, then you are not doing anything,” and that had stuck with me for a long time. From volunteering in soup kitchens, tutoring people in computer […]

What Movies and TV Get Wrong About Illness

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Sami Jankins believes that movies and TV shows are missing the mark on an accurate portrayal of illness. How does this image affect men and perception of masculinity?

Defending Women Doesn’t Make You Less of a Man

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James Michael Sama reminds us we’ve evolved and says it’s about time we started acting human.

‘Boyhood’ Is Not Just About A Boy

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Max Bakke examines ‘Boyhood’ and finds, there are no small parts.

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.

Guyland: The Time Between Boyhood and Manhood

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Raoul Wieland didn’t expect to be so moved or challenged by Michael Kimmel’s book about the process of how boys become men in our society.

No One Ever Taught Me How to Be a Man

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Until I neared my 40th birthday, I never realized what not having healthy masculine role models was costing me and the women I loved.