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17 01, 2019

New APA Guidelines Affirm Focus on Issues that Affect Men and Boys

By |2019-04-16T11:33:39-04:00January 17th, 2019|Counseling and Therapy, Male Socialization, Raising Boys, Toxic Masculinity|

It’s official. The American Psychological Association (APA) has finally recognized “traditional” masculinity as a public health problem for boys and men. And, they just released a set of formalized guidelines for psychologists in addressing these [...]

1 11, 2018

Ten Considerations About Sexual Assault Allegations

By |2019-04-16T11:56:42-04:00November 1st, 2018|Abusive Relationships, Male Socialization, Male/Female Relationships, Raising Boys|

The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the role society plays in creating an environment where sexual assault and misconduct flourish - oftentimes unreported or disregarded. Despite the real potential for derision and ruin, [...]

4 09, 2010

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

By |2017-12-05T14:32:08-04:00September 4th, 2010|Male Socialization|

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

1 09, 2005

Gender — Not Race — is Biggest Factor in Violent Behavior

By |2019-04-16T13:00:11-04:00September 1st, 2005|Male Socialization, Toxic Masculinity|

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

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