I Don’t Need To Be ‘The Man’ In Order To Be A Man

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Jeff Perera explains his “Ladder of Masculinity” TEDx talk, and how toxic masculinity is linked to violence.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence


Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

Meet Miles Ezeilo, The Voice of A New Generation


Nick Chiles wants the world to see the fresh, talented voices coming from young men – and Miles Ezeilo is one to keep your eye on.

Was It Something I Said? Woman Goes Berserk On Guy Who Asked For Her Name (Video)


Sigh. Men, not all women want to be picked up or hit on by a guy. Especially guys who film their failed attempts.

Monsters University and Being a Young Man


Monsters University reminds us that failing does not always stop us from achieving our dreams, something that more young men desperately need to hear.

What This 7th Grader Made with Legos and a Thumbtack

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Shubham Banerjee turned a lego set and thumbtacks into a machine that could help millions…and he’s giving away the plans.

A 13-Year-Old Explains Marriage Equality…at His Bar Mitzvah

A Bar Mitzvah lesson to remember.

During his Bar Mitzvah, this young man teaches a lesson about love that many people would like to ignore.

3 Lessons About Manhood That I Learned from Having Heart Disease

I never dreamed I'd be a heart patient at 22.

Andrew Carlson writes about being a young man living with heart disease, and what it has taught him about manhood.

The Power of Words – Making Sense of Political Correctness

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Raoul Wieland writes that words linger—in the silent spaces between people and within us. They can do tremendous harm.

Does Privilege Make My Voice Illegitimate?

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Raoul Wieland tries to balance his natural-born privileges with his own sadness and feelings of being unmoored to any larger social issue.

Call for Submissions: Male Stereotypes


Does the stereotypical man exist?

Are the Hurdles Too High? To be Young, Male and Homeless in America.


The number of homeless American youth has seen a steep increase in recent months. Here’s a look into the problem through the lens of Chicago’s homeless young males.

Can Social Media Help Young Men Find Their Heart and Their Voice?

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Whether it is being open about sexual orientation or how their day went, Jacob Nordby wonders if social media actually open doors for guys which they would otherwise not have?

The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability


Chris Kyle learned early on that he better man up and sure as hell ‘Don’t cry!’ He learned later that vulnerability makes him stronger.

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Robert Llewelllyn looks back at reasons why he was angry. And why he wasn’t.

10 Basic Rules of Dressing Up For Young Men


Want to dress well but don’t know where to start? Here’s some step-by-step advice for guys on how to dress for success without being too flashy or blasé.