We need to release the idea that ‘being a man’ entails a specific checklist to be fulfilled.
boys will be boys
Boys are boys and will always be boys. We can be angry about it. Or we can use that anger to fuel a redefinition of what it means to be a boy.
In the culture that created the shooter at Pulse Orlando, healing toxic masculinity starts with how we raise our boys.
If we want to stop the killing we must acknowledge the connection between hypermasculinity and violence.
The National At-Home Dad Network has a powerful message for anyone who thinks boys can be defined by frogs, snails and puppy dog tails. When I found out I was pregnant with a boy, I received all the related “boy gear” as gifts – tiny baseball mitt, a tee shirt with a football embroidered onto…
Ariel Chesler is a dad of daughters who is sick and tired of how parents of boys feel justified to let their kids destroy things, because “boys will be boys” excuse.
Dave Lesser can’t ignore the innate gender differences between his daughter and son, but won’t let them be limited or defined by phrases like “girly-girl” or “boys will be boys.”
Rape is not just a feminist issue. It’s everyone’s issue. Zerlina Maxwell, on ending rape culture. #RapeCultureIsWhen
Aaron W. Voyles explores the relationship between NASCAR and male behavior.
Joanna Schroeder is sick of people degrading and dehumanizing men by saying things like “let men be men”.
Time after time we make up excuses for violence so that we can move forward without having to change or address the heart of problem
Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.
No, That’s Not What Men Do
What makes guys think their waitress is another dish on the menu? Sebastian Molano thinks he knows.
Ariel Chesler explains that the side-effect of boys not being allowed to show “girile” emotions, is that all they are left with is rage.
Heather Gray advises parents to step away from the alarm button and use new teen trends as teachable moment.