Perhaps there is a new masculinity unfolding. Perhaps this is the beginning.
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Jesse Kornbluth thinks character and hard work are great and all, but this essay is about women (oh, and drugs too).
“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.
Fourth grade isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but for Evan Jacobs, having a dad who knew a lot about space aliens was the ticket to social acceptance. It’s been mostly downhill from there.
Renee Suzanne Cole will do whatever it takes to give her children the opportunities they deserve.
Ron Tannebaum shares his story of the luxurious wealth and crippling addiction that came with smuggling, dealing, and ultimately abusing cocaine and heroin.
Lisa Hickey was beautiful twice, and she hated herself for it.
Max Dubinsky writes to his son before he is born.
Dave Sanfacon remains a father and a husband through the agonizing nightmare and another attempt at kids.
Mika Doyle’s first love taught her that love is not enough to sustain a relationship.
Maybe the real outrage over the “Too Pretty For Math” shouldn’t be in the gender wars department. The real outrage should be that there’s a whole group of people in our society that ends up being “Too Poor For Math.” Where are those t-shirts? Where is that protest?
Yolo Akili brings us a reflective essay about unemployment and barber shop culture in black communities.
“This is a man’s work. And I don’t care how you get it done. Fatherhood.” We dare you to listen through to the last line of this spoken word poem and not get the chills.
Tad Hargrave explains how patriarchy and masculinity are not the same thing, and privilege is not good for anyone.