How the suppression of boys’ authentic connection drives our culture of inequality.
—I fully understand that this is a triggering subject. I do not raise this issue lightly, and I don’t do so without raising the ugly specter of my own history of traumatic abuse, which is as follows.As far back as I can recall, I lived in fear of my own abuser. Other boys were often…
Mark Greene on how our children have powerful ways to nurture our strength.
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.
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?
Thomas Fiffer redefines strength by finding the weakness in “tough guy” masculinity.
How do we console our boys when they lose a game? How do we teach them good sportsmanship when they win?
The place you say something doesn’t excuse the harm it causes.
Mark Greene believes men’s avoidance of emotional risk when making friends can often result in friendships that are impersonal and inauthentic.
In the wake of mass shootings, we rush to blame gun control and mental health support, but what about the deepest issue of all?
Mark Greene explores how in American culture, men avoid all contact rather than risk even the hint of causing unwanted sexual touch.
“Every time you do this, you become less free. A rat in a cage. A dog on a chain. A prisoner.”
Children are born with amazing capacities for forming relationships. This ability is what many parents see as the sweet emotional openness of their little ones. The challenge isn’t that we fail to teach our children how to form relationships, they are born knowing how. The challenge is we live in a culture that intentionally suppresses…
Mark Greene explores how men’s wide ranging fears remain hidden behind a facade of false confidence.