Sexual acting out made the news recently when United States’ Secret Service men and military personnel were accused of misconduct for their alleged trysts with prostitutes in Cartagena, Columbia. Prostitution is legal in Columbia so this is not a question of legality. According to… continue reading Sexual Acting Out Among the Elite
Helping men deal with grief and loss is particularly challenging. This is, in part, because extensive male socialization and training has taught men that they should bury those emotions, “suck it up,” or otherwise dismiss what they feel. This can cause a man to… continue reading Men’s Support Groups Help with Grief and Loss
The Penn State sexual abuse scandal is a sad testament as to how the rules for the game of football sometimes don’t transfer to the Game of Life. In football, young men are taught to follow the rules or they will get penalized and… continue reading Why don’t the Rules of Football transfer to the Game of Life?
In the lead article of his consistently excellent magazine, Voice Male, Rob Okun recently decried the recent murders in Norway and wrote of his frustration that the media still does not “connect the dots,” failing to recognize violence is a result of male socialization… continue reading After the heinous murders in Norway: A plea for a national alliance of men
I am alarmed that we’ve heard very little outrage at the normalization of an adult woman having sex with an adolescent boy as seen in the academy award winning movie The Reader. This lack of anger speaks to the gender-constructed sexuality in our culture.… continue reading Where’s the Outrage When Adolescent Boys are Sexually Exploited in Media?
We live in a society where historically, real men are supposed to be autonomous, athletic and strong while not showing emotions, dependency, or vulnerability. In this meditation on a father’s struggle with old and new ideas about masculinity, Randy Flood examines his relationship with his son… continue reading A Son’s Lessons for His Father about Masculinity Today
As society evolves and changes, so must men. The fittest men in the new millennium will need to be in touch with and know how to manage their interior world as much as they have been masters at their exterior world… continue reading Violent Acts Reflect Broader Issues
Gender socialization is the process in which young people learn how they are supposed to think, feel, and behave as men and women. There are many causative variables discussed in the analysis of violent criminal behavior, but the one that remains invisible is the toxicity of male socialization… continue reading Gender — Not Race — is Biggest Factor in Violent Behavior
We like to think our foreign policies are shaped in thoughtful conversations in the Oval Office, but some of them have been shaped in gym locker rooms where doing the wrong thing could earn a boy the title of sissy… continue reading Critics say Manliness can Impede Compromise
Boys will be boys. American culture says they play rough, love sports, hate dolls and don’t cry if they get hurt — unless they’re sissies. If they grow properly into real men, they’re strong and successful and good providers and don’t empty dishwashers… continue reading Center Hopes to Redefine What it Means to Be a Man