Thom Ingram reflects on the pressure some of us face to have children.
Nica Cornell writes boldly on genitalia and the human beings attached to them, expertly engaging both the private and the planetary.
Much like in a marriage, simplicity and directness are virtues in Telaina Eriksen’s wry, tender poem.
In this touching, relatable poem, Jessica Server offers some sympathy to those boys whose “deep phobia of dancing” keeps them from getting close to the women they pine after.
In this excerpt, Eric Norris writes about an awkward, thoughtful conversation with his Japanese-American boyfriend, both men recalling their fathers’ roles in World War II.
Jeff Oaks evokes the late-night loneliness of television in a dark room, and the sense that something has been lost.
Teresa Mei Chuc sheds light on the violence of war, reflecting on the pencil’s–and the missile’s–ability to both write history and erase it.
In this examination of a problematic father-son relationship, Jim Churchill-Dicks takes the rollicking camp of the cult film Kung Fu Hustle and combines it with the manic weirdness of dreams. The result needs to be read to be believed.
“Say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it.” ~Taylor Mali
Three generations of men populate Todd Davis’s poem about sons and grandfathers, a reflective piece on the circularity of past, present, and future.
In this sobering poem from Laura McCullough, we get a glimpse at wounded pride and its relationship to misogyny.
When white South Africans express an acute fear of violent crime, it can often sound like fear of crime has become a more acceptable way for white people to express their fear of black people and of a government led by black people.
Four young activists interview gay, lesbian and trans-gender elders who explore how the perfect storm of 1960s activism inspired them to fight for their personal freedoms.
The actors in a new play from Harvey Fierstein experience a different kind of male bonding.
The whole world cannot be childproofed, and that’s actually a good thing.
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A cab driver presents a rhetorical question and warns us about the dangers of higher education for men.
Chris Emdin and Edmund Adjapong share about the power of mentorship and how a personal commitment in a boy’s future can make a difference in his life.
Michael Crawford explains that when masculinity is defined by power and aggression, sexual violence is the result.
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Andrew Smiler highlights 14 aspects of sexuality that every parent should teach their sons.
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Jeff Perera explains his “Ladder of Masculinity” TEDx talk, and how toxic masculinity is linked to violence.
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