“Is That Sheep Placenta I Smell?”: Remembering the Scents of My Grandfather

"Is That Sheep Placenta I Smell?": Remembering the Scents of My Grandfather

Writer Ian Stansel makes peace with the profoundly terrible stench of his grandfather.

This Man’s Shoes

shoes

Click bait fashion articles make Dr. Kwame M. Brown gaze at his shoes.

Masculinity Is Like My Second Skin. But What Is It Really?

4261608770_a63d000fdf_z

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.

Sensitive Men Can Save The Planet

fighting

The time has come to break the outdated, rigid male code that insists that all men should be aggressive, thick-skinned, and unemotional.

Beards and Masculinity in History

Beard AP:File

Are beards more Popular than ever? What does the answer tell us about today’s men?

Brazilian Students Skirt Around Discriminatory Dress Code

boys in skirts

Looking for human rights advocates? Brazilian students are there!

Is Compassion Really the New Cool?

mirror  Zach Dischner:Flickr

The drive to show “masculine compassion” misses the point about human struggle.

Don’t Settle

Don'tSettle

The greatest defeat in life comes when settle. In the words of Churchill,”never, never, never give up.”

5 Reasons Getting Sex Is Overrated

5 Reasons Getting Sex by Tina Franklin

Understanding the difference between getting sex and experiencing sex promotes consent—and makes all the difference in getting one’s needs met.

Manhood and Being Your Word

As Good As Gold

Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Dameyon Bonson argues that, despite the popular stereotype, men do talk about their emotions, fears, and anxieties, but oftentimes, they just aren’t heard.

The Masculine Search For Freedom And Why It Matters

masculine search for freedom photo by Jesus Solana

Ignorance of the masculine and feminine archetypal energies at play in our intimate relationships, whether straight or gay, can cost us everything.

The “Men in Heels” are Back!

men in heels ariana grande

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

Every Man Has to Die

Every Man Has to by Thomas Fiffer

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

man-card

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?

looking up

Matt Kohn just wants someone to look up to.