Ironically, after sitting in this group for a little while and hearing the students speak, I almost wanted to reel them back, to say “you don’t only have to share your deepest darkest secrets, you can also lighten up and have a laugh!”
Young working-class men are leading the charge.
I write this because I am concerned about young men. I am concerned about young men who are lonely and have been so for a long time. Men who are endlessly frustrated by their apparent inability to find a partner, let alone a date.
December 1st, 1969. A group of college kids crowded round the TV. Each left as his birth date was called, his future having been decided—Vegas style—by the luck of the draw.
Jeff Perera explains his “Ladder of Masculinity” TEDx talk, and how toxic masculinity is linked to violence.
Rick Belden reflects on the lack of male leadership in his life and what he is doing to change that for the upcoming generation.
What does our own GMP writer – and published author – Thaddeus Howze have to say about the hit movie?
Why are a large number of guys showing no desire to launch into independent adulthood?
Thanks to the Puritans, our cowboy ideals, and our lawsuit-happy culture, it’s no surprise men don’t touch much in the States.
With my two boys in the shopping cart—the kind with the mock police car in place of the baby seat—we raced down empty aisles in the supermarket, me revving the engine. They gripped their little steering wheels and laughed, the velocity tilting their heads back. At the end of the aisle, they shouted in unison,…
Too many kids don’t make it in the real world because their identity was wrapped up in athletics.
For teenagers, it’s an adolescent battle of rational versus emotional until they’re grown (and then some).
Writers in their college and post-college years have plenty to pen—are you one of them?
Believe in yourself and don’t bail on your dreams at the first feelings of discomfort.
LeRon Barton accompanied a group of teens into San Quentin State Prison to speak with inmates. But there was a lot for a grown man to learn, too.
Or bi, or questioning, or trans, or queer, or lesbian, or something else that “doesn’t fit”.