***Just a few days back, a guy posted this on my Facebook feed:Locker room talk is just that. It is all talk and does not make you a predator.The idea being, I suppose, that locker room talk is harmless. Its just what men do… heh.Okay, to begin with, of course locker room talk doesn’t mean…
Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.
Tired of the question “are men changing?” So are GMP Associate Editor Mark Greene and CEO Lisa Hickey. And here’s why.
In which Mark Greene puts himself under the parental microscope, and finds more than one Mark Greene.
One dad feels frozen out of the mom’s park play group. Vague parenting paranoia ensues. Big animation fun from the GMP.
Mark Greene asks, how is it that empathic men have been collectively tagged as “easily hurt” or “delicately aware?” Who made that decision?
This video is one of a series designed to spark a conversation about emotional expression and relational intelligence. Emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) is commonly understood to mean emotional self-awareness, the ability to name, understand and manage our emotions. We’re also talking about Relational Intelligence. That is, the acknowledgement that emotional connection happens in…
Healthy relationships are built on expecting to be happily surprised.
We rightfully honor women’s stories about their bodies. But what about men?
If you’re tracking threats to your home and family, then track this monster.
Bullying and murder are bad enough, but the meta risk factors of the Man Box can kill our sons decades in the future.
This four and a half minute video highlights the damaging impact of the American culture of male emotional toughness, which bullies our young sons into hiding their emotional expression.There is a direct through line from the emotional suppression of boys to the epidemic of loneliness faced by 44 million middle aged adults. It contributes to…
One of the primary reasons that boys and men gay bash and bully queers is that they need to perform masculinity in order to show the world that they’re in the Box.
Somehow, we need a day when we can be more human.
Our children’s birthright is their capacity to form authentic, emotionally vibrant relationships.
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