One College’s Quest to Deconstruct the Man Box

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Richmond College is leading the way to obliterate the man box once and for all!

Abercrombie Making a Switch? I’m Not Buying It

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A&F supporting anti-bullying efforts and championing allies all sounds good until you review its track record … and the cognitive dissonance begins.

Men, Women and the Glorification of War

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Melissa Holbrook Pierson’s 14 year-old son is obsessed with guns and war, and she wonders what it all means.

While U.S. Expands Marriage Equality, Russia Hunts LGBT

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Equal rights are human rights. We all suffer if some of us are discriminated against and denied equality, and we all win if all have it.

An Argument Against Hitting Your Children: And Some Alternatives

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Tim Lineaweaver believes a child should grow up believing their home is a safe place to be. It was something he himself didn’t have.

Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn’t Matter If That’s How You Were Raised

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People who were raised with corporal punishment and say “But I came out just fine” are wrong, writes Aaron Gouviea. Those people did not turn out “just fine” because they still think that using weapons against a child and beating them bloody is acceptable behavior.

21 Tweets: “Why We Don’t Spank Our Kids”

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For an ever increasing number of dads and moms, spanking their kids is not an option. Here are 21 good reasons why.

Football’s Fatal Flaw

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Why football’s inherent violence makes it esthetically corrupt— and downright un–American.

Confession

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Speaking for men who are drawn to violence, Ed Harkness writes compellingly on “why we love the vein of coal /inside us” in this recollection of a harrowing bullying episode.

I Am Vulnerable Because I’m Disabled, Not Because I’m a Woman

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Erin Kelly reveals the detrimental impact of gender stereotyping on both men and women with disabilities.

We May Be Right. We May Be Crazy: Musings on the NFL’s Violence Problem

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Michael Kasdan wonders whether the NFL knows that off-the-field violence is an unfortunate side product of a violent game

To Ditch the Dunce Cap

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Aaron W. Voyles explores cyclical shame for men and education.

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

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Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.

One of My Own

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What do we do when someone we know—a friend, a brother, a family member—is found to be abusing someone else? Saumya Arya Haas, with great sadness, decided what she needed to do.

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Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.