Comment of the Day: ‘You see boys holding back tears with balled fits and a face full of hot air because he wasn’t allowed to cry.’

This comment was by Anthony Brown on the post “Why We Need to Lay Down our Weapons in the Battle of the Sexes.”

‘I Never Had Any Friends Later On Like the Ones I Had When I Was Twelve.’

Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.

What Holds Men Back From Healing?

Men are socialized to be tough, stoic, even impenetrable. Learn to release these emotions so you don’t burst from within.

Catching up on Your Reading

Aaron W. Voyles discusses how the gap between what we perceive others as doing, versus what we’re doing, socializes men.

That Time Snuffleupagus Made Me Uncool

Aaron W. Voyles looks at how even small childhood experiences influence masculinity.

Why Guys’ Night Out Might Be More Important in Middle Age

A new study suggests guys’ night may yield real benefits in emotional maturity for increasingly-isolated middle-aged men.

A Civilized Christmas

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.

Shame Is Why We Fight

When a man can’t soothe his woman’s anxieties, he has failed to protect her. And in our culture of masculinity, failed men are expendable.


A mother of three boys’ ode to the mysterious gender.

Up Shit Creek

Chuck Ross knows what it’s like to be in over your head.