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

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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.

Women—To Move Equality Forward, Please Work With, Not Against Men

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Thomas Fiffer asks for a new, label-free language to resolve the gender equality deadlock.

The Culture of Shame: Men, Love, and Emotional Self-Amputation

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Mark Greene talks about the ways in which shame kills men’s courage for living and loving.

Promiscuity Without Entitlement, for Men

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Angelus Morningstar explains how men can enjoy being promiscuous without having to resort to pick-up tactics and other behaviors that can demean their sexual partners.

Comment of the Day: “Improving the Emotional Health of Our Society”

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“….challenging, inspiring and maturing does not need to involve belittling.”

How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys

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Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.

How I Became a Cocaine Addict

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Cocaine temporarily solved a big problem for Brian Cuban. But it created even bigger ones. Now in recovery, he recounts his journey into addiction.

Sex, Shame and Suicide

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At one point in his life, Bob Schwenkler was almost a dead man. Shame had locked him down and imprisoned him. But he did manage to get free.

The Joy of Having One Year Left to Live

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There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.

In Therapy: One Man’s Journey Back to His Wife

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Richard Nicastro shows us how one man reconnected to his wife by first reconnecting with himself.

Abuse Was Something Done To You. It Doesn’t Define You.

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You don’t have to hide anymore. Luka Vaughan shares his survival story so you, too, can overcome the shame that is paralyzing your soul.

Life Lessons for a Slut-Shamed Man

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Being Caballero on how Slut Shaming challenges men’s sexual and personal development.

My On-Again, Off-Again Relationship with Shame

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Sometimes I can hear the world insist there’s something essentially wrong about me.

Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

The Way Out of Shame is Through Connection

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When Kassandra Brown asks a group of people to physically represent shame, she sees them isolate. When she gives each person a partner, she sees them begin to heal.

Shame: Is GMP Part of the Problem?

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This is not a rhetorical question.