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
If you are never quite satisfied in your pursuit for success, or if there is a constant tugging at your inner soul, even after reaching a new milestone, then running may not be the healthiest outlet for you, so read on… continue reading Caution: Running May Be Hazardous to Your (Emotional) Health
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
“Not too many 17-year-old boys would go to their parents and say ‘you’ve got to find me a therapist because I’m abusing my girlfriend,’ ” says Flood, clinical coordinator of the Pine Rest Men’s Program on Domestic Relationships, designed to help men stop abusing the women in their lives… continue reading Abusive Boys Become Abusive Men, Therapist Says
Teens who date experience some form of dating violence — emotional, physical or sexual, at about the same rate of domestic violence among adults… continue reading Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Teen-Agers are Especially Vulnerable to the Cycle of Abuse
We can continue building shelters for women, and that’s not going to stop domestic violence until we work with men. It’s men confronting men that’s needed to end the cycle of abuse… continue reading “She saw some changes in me, thank goodness”