Police Officers or Peace Officers?: The Limitations of Traditional Masculinity for Law Enforcement

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Retired Police Officer and current Clinical Psychologist Ive Eicken describes how old notions of masculinity may prevent police officers from being peace officers. Most of us depend on law enforcement officers to keep us safe. We call the police when something has already gone very wrong. We want the officer who shows up to be […]

Souls in a Cage: The Slow Decay of the Mentally Ill in Prison

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Erin Kelly examines the recent treatment of prisoners with mental illness by the US police force.

Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking

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Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

Finding the Courage to Talk About Violence

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In the wake of Baltimore’s riots, Raoul Wieland explores the nature and implications of violence and the social disconnection that inflames it.

Staying Alive in “Post-Racial America”

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Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.

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.

A New Perspective on Prejudice, Shaming, and Violence

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Raoul Wieland examines a range of modern problems through the lens of ‘Lebensraum.’

Silver Hooks

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A boy remembers the day his father took him fishing.

Escaping From My Father’s Violence

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Ty Phillips grew up under the shadow of violence. But he’s made sure it doesn’t darken his own home.

The Man-Box Is Inherently Traumatic: Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project

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Every time you pressure a man to perform masculinity in a certain codified, narrow way—you are traumatizing him. The man-box itself is an act of violence.

Just to See if I Could

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Ethan Gilsdorf remembers the summer of 1977, the year he was ten, and the intersection of boys, violence, and the animal kingdom.

What It Really Means to Man Up

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Shaping a boy into a man is tough. But it’s not about demanding toughness.

Will It Ever Be Possible To Eliminate Racism In Soccer?

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It’s right in front of us on an international level. When is enough, enough?

The Strongest There Is

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Cabot O’Callaghan sees the toxic masculinity in his favorite comic book character.

Violence against the “Other” as Systematic Blight on Our Society

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We are all animals, but some people more than others.

Beautiful, Broken Men

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Elly Taylor takes us inside the ravaged world of PTSD.