My Husband Makes A Good Housewife

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Dillan ponders why some men help, why some don’t, and a new way to think about partnership.

Even After 39 Years of Marriage, It Still Doesn’t Define Me

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There’s a stereotype out there that men lose their identities when they get married. Tom Brechlin disagrees.

The Lie of Being a Good Man

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Orin J. Hahn on why being a good man is a losing proposition from the start.

Big Little Hand

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Was there a moment when you, all of a sudden, could differentiate between you and your child? In a tiny gesture, Bruce Ditman saw the daylight between he and his 7 year old daughter.

The Evolution of Food and Family

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Taylor Garcia’s understanding of cooking grew and changed in tandem with his marriage.

“While girls and boys may gravitate towards certain activities, no one should be treated badly for going outside society’s ‘role.’”

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This is a comment by hahz on the post “Challenging ‘Boys Will Be Boys’”.

Women Power-Lifting and Men Sipping Smoothies? Role Reversal at the Gym – Video

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What would it look like if men and women reversed roles at the gym?

“Fatherhood in 2013 means what exactly?”

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This is a comment by Tom B on the comment of the day: “There is a loss of fatherhood as a role for men to aspire to, which is troubling.”

Is It Fair to Believe Men Can Be Summed Up By Our Desire to Drink, F*** and Swear?

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Even “regular guys” aren’t two-dimensional stereotypes, says Tom Matlack.

“If Ann Romney was inclusive, she would have also said: ‘We’re the ex-wives, baby mommas, the lovers on the side.’”

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This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “Ann Romney’s GOP Speech — Caregiving and Parenting as Woman’s Work”.

Un-Defining Manhood

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Men cling to bachelorhood as a defining chapter of their lives, but becoming a husband and father is much more personally defining than being single could ever be, writes Ryan W. Bradley.

“Men in particular have been tasked with accepting, embodying, and living contradiction.”

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This is a comment by Peter von Maidenberg on the post “Society wants dads to ‘step up’, but they are literally stomped down when they do.”

“The problem with the ‘horndog male’ role isn’t the role itself, but the why behind it.”

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This is a comment by Danny on the post “Confessions of An Ex-Sex Kitten”.

A Very Old Man With Enormous Skis

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Robert Barsanti reflects on his father, the skier. “Every other role was a costume he wore in order to get into the car and drive north to snow and slopes.”