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L. Lamar Wilson writes of men and rape, survivors and aggressors, in this stark poem.

Michael Brown’s Death Is Now Part of American History

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David Alm on Michael Brown and America’s parallel history.

Pray for Newtown: Trying to See the Light

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Michael Kasdan reflects on the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut two years ago.

The Silent War of Mental Illness, Disability and Ferguson

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Erin Kelly examines the impact of wrongful death due to mental illness and disability in the midst of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

What I Fear As A Black Man In America

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LeRon Barton talks about what he fears—not for himself, but for the boys still coming up.

Why Can’t America Control Its Violence Epidemic?

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In the wake of last week’s FSU school shootings, Americans were again reminded that our gun problem isn’t over.

What This Dad Knows This Thanksgiving, and It is Pretty Profound

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This blogger was trying to write deep meaning into his Thanksgiving message, when he found he knew nothing about anything. So he wrote what he did know, and as it turns out, it was the most meaningful thing of all.

Out of the Shadows: When Catcalling Crosses the Line Again

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Erin Kelly explores the dangerous consequences of catcalling people with disabilities.

Things You Might Have Missed

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Join the conversation! See what our readers are sharing on Twitter.

My Label as a Man Doesn’t Define Me

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Christopher M. Anderson feels his identity as a man runs deeper than society’s definition of manhood.

A Fun Productive Way to Best Neo-Nazis

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A small German town came up with a brilliant, peaceful and fun way to have neo-Nazis raise money against neo-Nazis.

5 Reasons Why Feminism Needs to Address Child Abuse (While Yes, Recognizing That Women Can Be Abusive Too)

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When it comes to addressing domestic abuse and working to eradicate it, feminism has played a critical role. But we need to see the abuse of children for what it is, regardless of the abuser’s gender.

What Do You Do When Your Child Texts You to Say: “There’s a Shooting at My School”?

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Welcome to 21st century parenting.

Is the NFL’s Culture of Violence Causing a Crisis of American Masculinity?

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Is what’s happening in the NFL causing a crisis of identity in the American male?

Why Men Have a Strong Emotional Stake in Rape Prevention

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Ashley Warner, a survivor of rape, is concerned how this act of violence affects men, families, marriage and society.

Athletes’ ‘Killer Instinct’ – In Words. In Pictures. And In Your Face

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Examining the masculinity of sport—and the meaning of the ‘killer instinct’—through the chilling words of NFL players, past and present.