Sexual Assault on Campus

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 women will be raped in their lifetime. That’s alarming. If you’ve been listening to the discussions happening across college campuses – where 1 in 4 women will suffer a date rape or… continue reading Sexual Assault on Campus

New Book Offers Insight on Mass Shooters

A new book, Mascupathy: Understanding and Healing the Malaise of American Manhood, offers a fresh analysis and needed hope during a time when we are constantly reminded that masculinity can turn horrifically violent. Prior to killing six people and wounding seven others, Elliot Rodger… continue reading New Book Offers Insight on Mass Shooters

Men, Sports, and the Culture of Masculinity

Who defines what it means to be a man? As boys grow up in our culture, they are bombarded with images and messages about this topic from many different sources: movies, advertisements, parents, and peers, to name just a few. Perhaps one of the… continue reading Men, Sports, and the Culture of Masculinity

Male Socialization: How it Can Destroy Lives

Jovan Belcher’s murder of Kasandra Perkins and his subsequent suicide is yet another tragic story of lethal domestic violence; man kills woman then turns gun on himself, only to leave an orphaned infant daughter. How many times are we going to hear about these… continue reading Male Socialization: How it Can Destroy Lives

After the heinous murders in Norway: A plea for a national alliance of men

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

Who’s the (New) Man? A Son’s Lessons for His Father about Masculinity Today

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

Center Hopes to Redefine What it Means to Be a Man

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

The Man Hug: Sometimes Handshakes won’t do, but Not Everyone Welcomes Hugs with Open Arms

Men hugging men is becoming more socially acceptable — as long as they follow the proper procedure. The typical male hug begins with a handshake, followed by the pull-in and a couple of quick slaps on the back, and that’s it… continue reading The Man Hug: Sometimes Handshakes won’t do, but Not Everyone Welcomes Hugs with Open Arms