Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma

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This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

How Do You Find Your Masculinity?

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Harris O’Malley on how we define and understand what it means to be a man.

Brandon Strop: Finding Balance in the World of Disabled Bodybuilding

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Erin Kelly looks at a young disabled bodybuilder’s story, and how it reflects on the impulses of society.

James Harrison: Fighter, Healer and Man with the Golden Arm

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This man is considered a saint around the world, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving the most precious gift anyone can give.

In the Eyes of Dolls: A British Revolution with Global Impact

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Erin Kelly examines the unexpected spark that led to a British toy company’s bold decision to manufacture a line of dolls with disabilities.

We Don’t Fight Poverty Anymore

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Forget safety nets; if parents can’t buy their way out of economic harm, their kids lose – a lot.

People Wonder Why I’m so Angry

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…and the answer is different from what you’d expect.

Light Between the Bars: The Road to Redemption

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A man put a group of prison inmates in a room with nothing but a camera. The result is stunning.

Criminal Artist Poet Comedian?

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“Calling yourself an artist is so pretentious. I prefer to say I’m a poet, whose primary medium of expression is crime.”

War and Circumstance: The Brutalization of My Brothers

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Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.

Building a Better Society: Survival of Boys in Boarding Schools

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Sally Fraser reflects on what led her to become Director of Boarding School Action, an organization for troubled boys.

Playing Fair: Doubt, Disability and School Spirit

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Erin Kelly examines principal Ken Thiessen’s recent decision to single out a student athlete because of his disability. ——— Doubt is natural. It’s one of the many human qualities that’s born within the soul and blossoms in the light of the outside world. It’s bred by the things we see, hear, think and feel—and what we’ve done to […]

Five Fatherhood Truths You Probably Never Knew

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Five things you didn’t know about being a father in the modern world.

What Society Tells Me About Being a Dad—And Why That Needs to Change

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Matt Brennan finds himself more attuned to the realities of being a dad—despite what society shows him.

3 Reasons Why Saying ‘Real Men Don’t Rape’ Reinforces Rape Culture

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We’re propagating a dangerous met when we say “real men don’t rape.”

Leaving Berlin

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One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.