The Real ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Problem

When Americans think about health care, we typically think about health insurance—not the provision of actual care. We also don’t tend to think about mental health care, unless we’re embroiled in yet another debate about what to do with people who apparently have profound mental health problems, as in the wake of a mass casualty … Continued

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Men Don’t Need ‘Reeducation’ About their ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. What exactly is toxic about masculinity? In recent years, Americans have been having two parallel conversations about the problems with men in our society. On the one hand, there is the conversation on … Continued

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Can We Improve the Way the Legal System Deals with Predatory Men?

Men aren’t looking too great right now. While obviously not all men are sexual predators and should be innocent until proven guilty (because there are some women who make up rape cases—remember the infamous Rolling Stone rape article?), it’s disheartening to hear more and more of these stories of sexual harassment and assault in the … Continued

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When Women Keep Their Maiden Names, Does it Emasculate Men?

When it comes to gender norms in America, the times they are a changin’. One of the signs of this is the decline in the number of women changing their names after marriage. Recent surveys suggest that thirty percent of married American women either combine their names with their husbands’ names, or never change their … Continued

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Navigating the New Normal After #MeToo

Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today show was the latest high profile man to lose his job over credible allegations of sexual misconduct at work. By the time this is published, there likely will be more. Many women have found their voices and Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, and others are unemployed due … Continued

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‘Good Girls,’ Bad Boys, and Better Men

Ever since sexual harassment revelations about film producer Harvey Weinstein opened a floodgate for such scandals among the rich and powerful, some culture critics are suggesting that to eradicate such predatory behavior, we must raise boys to be more like girls. In “The Bad News on ‘Good Girls,’” which appeared in last Friday’s New York … Continued

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‘The New York Times’ Ramped Up Its War On Men This Week

The war on men has been ongoing for a couple decades now but they haven’t done it alone; they’ve had a compatible sidekick, namely the mainstream media. The New York Times played its part well this week, perpetuating a war on the patriarchy with not one but two zingers that attack both young boys and … Continued

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