4 09, 2010

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

By |2017-12-05T14:32:08-05:00September 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

10 04, 2005

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

By |2005-04-10T16:22:57-04:00April 10th, 2005|Male Socialization|

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