If the Future Is Female, What Happens to the Men?

A new gender gap in education has profound political and economic consequences. 

#colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #women-and-girls

Democrats Continue to Struggle With Men of Color

The idea of always playing defense and never offense is, well, offensive.

#black-people, #california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hispanic-americans, #men-and-boys, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Men Fall Behind in College Enrollment. Women Still Play Catch-Up at Work.

Women are overrepresented in low-paying professions that require college credentials.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #women-and-girls

Dudes on Ice: A Play About Hockey Tackles Masculinity, Too

“Islander,” a skewed look at a New York Islanders season, examines extreme fandom, violence and the thrill of sports.

#birkenmeier-liza, #brook-katherine-theater-director, #fans-persons, #here-arts-center, #hockey-ice, #islander-play, #men-and-boys, #new-york-islanders, #tavares-john-1990, #theater, #writing-and-writers

Raising Boys Who Have Empathy and Emotion

“I can’t think of a more masculine, tough challenge than empowering boys to understand the emotional workings of themselves and others,” one reader writes.

#children-and-childhood, #men-and-boys, #women-and-girls

What We Are Not Teaching Boys About Being Human

It turns out that there is a bizarre absence of fully realized human beings in my sons’ fictional worlds.

#metoo-movement, #books-and-literature, #emotions, #friendship, #men-and-boys, #parenting

Can Men Wear Shorts to the Office Now?

A reader wonders, after more than a year of widespread remote work, whether dress codes have changed.

#content-type-service, #dress-codes, #fashion-and-apparel, #men-and-boys, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-fashion

What I Saw in My First 10 Years on Testosterone

What I saw in my first 10 years on testosterone.

#gender, #men-and-boys, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals

If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

The Boys in Their Summer Dresses

Gender fluidity enters its next phase as men increasingly step out in skirts and frocks.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #gender, #men-and-boys, #summer-season, #your-feed-fashion

The Sperm-Count ‘Crisis’ Doesn’t Add Up

Reports of a decline in male fertility rely on flawed assumptions, a new study contends.

#human-fertility-journal, #infertility, #men-and-boys, #reproduction-biological, #research, #sperm, #swan-shanna-h, #testosterone, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

In a New Memoir, the Miracle of Black Queer Self-Creation

In his memoir “Punch Me Up to the Gods,” Brian Broome explores the beauty of queer Black manhood.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #pittsburgh-pa, #punch-me-up-to-the-gods-a-memoir-book, #writing-and-writers

Maryland Governor Pardons 34 Black Lynching Victims

Dozens of Black men and boys were lynched in the state between 1854 and 1933. Gov. Larry Hogan has now pardoned 34 of the victims to “right these horrific wrongs.”

#armwood-george, #black-people, #cooper-howard, #hogan-lawrence-j, #lynching, #maryland, #men-and-boys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

She Used a Male Doll in a Joke. Now She’s Accused of Sexual Harassment in South Korea

Male critics in South Korea say they were offended by Park Na-rae’s comedy on YouTube. Her supporters say she’s a victim of double standards. The police say they are investigating.

#comedy-and-humor, #discrimination, #men-and-boys, #park-na-rae, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls

Makeup Is for Everyone

Now that people of all genders have embraced the rituals of beauty, once seemingly reserved only for women, what does it mean to adorn our faces?

#beauty-concept, #charles-rupaul, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #men-and-boys, #rupauls-drag-race-tv-program, #trixie-mattel

Jacques d’Amboise, 86, Dies; Early, Charismatic Star of City Ballet

A product of Washington Heights, he embodied an all-American style, combining the nonchalance of Fred Astaire with the nobility of a classic male dancer. Hollywood came calling, too.

#apollo-ballet, #balanchine-george, #carousel-play, #damboise-jacques, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #men-and-boys, #movies, #national-dance-institute, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet

What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #gender, #men-and-boys, #unemployment, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

The Vaccination Gender Gap: Women Are Getting Shots at a Higher Rate Than Men

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #gender, #men-and-boys, #unemployment, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women

As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment.

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #gunning-patricia, #men-and-boys, #new-york-state, #salazar-julia-christine, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In France’s Delayed #MeToo, Powerful Men Fall, One After Another

Since the start of the year, well-known men from diverse fields have been accused of sexual abuse and placed under investigation.

#metoo-movement, #brion-eric, #deneuve-catherine, #duhamel-olivier, #france, #haenel-adele-1989, #matzneff-gabriel, #men-and-boys, #muller-sandra-journalist, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa, #weinstein-harvey, #womens-rights

From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

The new film “Moffie” examines the brainwashing of a generation of white men in the twilight of the apartheid regime.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #hermanus-oliver, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #moffie-movie, #movies, #south-africa

Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

Treating trans children isn’t an “experiment.” The experiment is making it impossible for these young people to become themselves.

#arkansas, #athletics-and-sports, #hutchinson-asa, #men-and-boys, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

It’s Easy (and Legal) to Bet on Sports. Do Young Adults Know the Risks?

Americans wagered $13 billion on sports in 2019. With sports betting now legal in nearly half the states, experts fear the addiction danger is not being adequately addressed.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fantasy-sports, #gambling, #men-and-boys, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #united-states, #youth

Learning to Connect With My Male Friends

For some men, long-term, meaningful relationships are harder to build and maintain into adulthood.

#anxiety-and-stress, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders

It’s Fraudulent Seduction, but Is It Rape?

Readers discuss an Op-Ed about whether lying about whether one is married before sleeping with someone should constitute sexual assault.

#lying, #men-and-boys, #sex, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Women Report Worse Side Effects After a Covid Vaccine

Men and women tend to respond differently to many kinds of vaccines. That’s probably because of a mix of factors, including hormones, genes and the dosing of the shots.

#clinical-trials, #estrogen, #hormones, #immune-system, #men-and-boys, #testosterone, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Do Men Self-Care?

The beauty industry is now all about “wellness.” What does that mean for men?

#cosmetics-and-toiletries, #men-and-boys, #skin, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

Still Processing: Psychobros, From the Best of the Archives

We examine the portrayal of masculinity as mental illness in “Joker,” “Succession” and “Fight Club.”

#fight-club-movie, #gender, #joker-movie, #men-and-boys, #pitt-brad, #styles-harry, #succession-tv-program, #vogue

A ‘Masculinity Crisis’? China Says the Boys Are Not All Right

The Education Ministry plans to beef up gym classes after a top official said female teachers and pop culture had made boys “weak, inferior and timid.”

#china, #education, #gender, #men-and-boys, #physical-education-and-training

The Misogynistic ‘Dating Coach’ Who Was Charged in the Capitol Riot

Samuel Fisher left a long trail of videos and social media posts that reflect the views of a fringe faction of disgruntled men who became fixated on President Donald J. Trump.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fisher-samuel-brad-holiday, #men-and-boys, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Doug Emhoff and the Opportunity of the Second Gentleman

As the country’s first male vice-presidential spouse, Doug Emhoff can model a masculinity that embraces support.

#careers-and-professions, #dating-and-relationships, #emhoff-douglas-c, #harris-kamala-d, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #united-states, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

Former Boy Scouts Chaplain Is Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #boy-scouts, #chaplains, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #glawson-james, #intellectual-disabilities, #men-and-boys, #rhode-island, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Book Review: ‘We Need to Hang Out,’ by Billy Baker

In “We Need to Hang Out,” Billy Baker dissects the perils of isolation and the very real struggle to connect.

#baker-billy-journalist, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #we-need-to-hang-out-book

Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.

#inaugurations, #masks, #men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists

Doug Emhoff Becomes First Second Gentleman

Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband has to define the job to suit himself — and to alter perceptions of the high-profile political spouse.

#emhoff-douglas-c, #harris-kamala-d, #men-and-boys, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

Louise Hay Believed Self-Love Was the Antidote to AIDS

Louise Hay’s controversial brand of self-love drew in thousands during the AIDS crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #hay-louise, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #united-states

The Lusty Creativity of Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem

A lesser-known Dutch master with a penchant for male backsides created some of the greatest homoerotic paintings of all time.

#art, #cornelis-cornelisz-von-haarlem-1562-1638, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #national-gallery-of-denmark, #rijksmuseum, #sex

Swimming With My Shirt Off

At 13, I was a guy with breasts, and I needed to get rid of them to survive my upcoming teenage years.

#breasts, #guatemala-city-guatemala, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #plastic-surgery, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Thinking About Growing a Beard in 2021?

Jeff’s Beard Board, a 20-year-old forum for facial hair, may be a useful resource.

#beards-and-mustaches, #men-and-boys, #your-feed-selfcare

U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.

#agriculture-department, #alcoholic-beverages, #breastfeeding, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #men-and-boys, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How to Get a Fragrant Tween to Shower

And why they don’t want to in the first place.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #men-and-boys, #parenting

U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men

The new policy, which will take effect next summer, was described by Britain’s health secretary as a landmark and by an activist as “a fundamental shift toward recognizing people are individuals.”

#blood-donation, #discrimination, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #national-health-service

Men Are Changing Sewing Patterns

A long-neglected home art is reclaimed during the pandemic, including by some eager to break gender stereotypes.

#do-it-yourself, #men-and-boys, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sewing

Why Some Young New Yorkers Carry Guns

Police struggling to stem a rising wave of shootings in New York City are confronting a deep-seated subculture that glorifies guns.

#brooklyn-nyc, #firearms, #gangs, #harrison-rodney-k, #men-and-boys, #police-department-nyc, #youth

California Monolith Is Removed and Replaced With a Cross

A group of young men chanting “Christ is king!” drove five hours to dismantle the third shiny metal structure to mysteriously appear in the last few weeks, leaving a wooden cross in its place.

#art, #atascadero-calif, #california, #men-and-boys, #monolith, #sculpture, #vandalism

Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

In America, Is Power in the Hands of Too Many ‘Mediocre’ Men?

In her new book, Ijeoma Oluo traces the history of white American manhood from Buffalo Bill to contemporary football to show how violence and opportunism have helped white men maintain a grip on power.

#books-and-literature, #discrimination, #mediocre-the-dangerous-legacy-of-white-male-america-book, #men-and-boys, #oluo-ijeoma, #whites, #womens-rights

‘Because She’s a Girl’: Lockdown Exposes Gender Gap in U.K. Sports

Inequalities are especially pronounced in English youth soccer, where only a handful of clubs have kept training open for future female professionals, while boys at the same level play on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #english-football-assn, #everton-soccer-team, #exercise, #health-clubs, #men-and-boys, #quarantines, #soccer, #women-and-girls

The Sunday Read: ‘Man to Man’

Wil S. Hylton’s cousin was his hero. Until the day that cousin tried to kill him.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hylton-wil-s, #men-and-boys

Why Do We Still Have ‘Girl Stuff’ and ‘Boy Stuff’?

Lisa Selin Davis, the author of “Tomboy,” discusses the hyper-gendering of American childhood

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #davis-lisa-selin, #gender, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #tomboy-the-surprising-history-and-future-of-girls-who-dare-to-be-different-book, #women-and-girls