Dear Young Men, by David Cain

Dear young men, I want to tell you what I wish I’d been told, as I bumbled through the awkward years between 15 and 25. This whole letter might sound self-important, coming from a 34-year-old who writes mostly about how he’s just beginning to get the hang of adult life. Maybe it is, and you […]

Why We Talk About What It Means to “Be A Man”

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No one has ever asked me what it means to be a woman. I realized this recently, after two of my brothers began debating what it means to be a man. One of my brothers wrote out his thoughts after seeing the trailer for The Mask We Live In, an upcoming documentary that focuses on […]

Being a Man

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Being a man has nothing to do with being a tough guy, or hiding your emotions, getting in fights, or getting the most woman. That’s not being a man.  That’s an immature  boy, that is not a man.  Too many grown men who cling to being a boy and who won’t grow into a man. […]

What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

Mike Palombi

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know what it means to be a man. As a mom of boys, though, I’m acutely aware of the fact that my boys (and yours) are surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of messages that subtly and not-so-subtly infer what’s manly and what’s not. Pink, glittery […]