‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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Gay in Nigeria, Black Male in America

I learned how to carry myself to protect my safety back home, only to come to the U.S. and face a different danger.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #men-and-boys, #race-and-ethnicity, #torture, #united-states

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Clothes Make the Spy

The yardstick of James Bond’s suavely murderous upper-class style was forever set by Sean Connery.

#bond-james-fictional-character, #connery-sean, #fashion-and-apparel, #men-and-boys, #movies, #suits-apparel

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Trump, Biden and the Tough Guy, Nice Guy Politics of 2020

The 2016 election was a referendum on many things, including what Americans thought a woman could do or be. Now it’s a question of what a man should be.

#ailes-roger-e, #atwater-lee, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george, #bush-george-w, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dukakis-michael-s, #men-and-boys, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Makes a Man Manly? Trump and Biden Offer Competing Answers

Amid a large gender gap among voters, one version of masculinity stresses toughness and the other a duty to protect the weak.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gender, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Potemkin Patriarchy

The president isn’t a throwback to old-school masculinity. He’s a he-man specifically engineered for our image-based, sensation-saturated times.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #men-and-boys, #presidential-election-of-2020, #pyle-ernie, #trump-donald-j, #women-and-girls

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Why Does Trump Win With White Men?

The gender gap probably deserves another name.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #men-and-boys, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #women-and-girls

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How an Aversion to Masks Stems From ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A narrow idea of invincibility and invulnerability “traps most men in images of ourselves that have failed most of us,” argues the author Anand Giridharadas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #men-and-boys, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What if Only White Men Voted?

We’d have elected a white supremacist and an accused child abuser to the Senate, and we’d have four more years of Donald Trump. The gender gap, explained.

#men-and-boys, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites, #women-and-girls

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The Macho Appeal of Donald Trump

Though a majority of Latino voters favor Democrats, Hispanic men are a small but enduring part of Trump’s base. Those supporters see him as forceful, unapologetic and a symbol of economic success.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #men-and-boys, #mexican-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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In Belarus, Women Led the Protests and Shattered Stereotypes

The women who organized the political campaign and the subsequent protests against President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko may ultimately be defeated. But society may never be the same.

#alexievich-svetlana, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kolesnikova-maria, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #men-and-boys, #minsk-belarus, #tikhanovskaya-svetlana, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity

When political leaders suggest basic precautions appear unmanly, men are less likely to follow health and safety advice, experts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masculinity, #masks, #men-and-boys, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Gender Reveal That Doesn’t

Gender, sexuality and even biology are in play as men’s wear says bye-bye to the binary.

#browne-thom, #fashion-and-apparel, #gender, #loewe-sa, #marni-group, #men-and-boys, #mens-fashion-week, #owens-rick, #prada-spa

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Illness Isn’t Weakness, Mr. President

A leader obsessed with acting tough makes a manly spectacle of his departure from the hospital.

#masks, #men-and-boys, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result

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Michael Ian Black Has Some Wisdom for His Son (and Maybe for Yours)

In “A Better Man,” the comedian proposes a sincere vision for modern masculinity.

#a-better-man-a-mostly-serious-letter-to-my-son-book, #black-michael-ian, #books-and-literature, #men-and-boys, #parenting

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Why Are Men Still Explaining Things to Women?

Mansplaining illuminates a much deeper problem than the bore of patronizing monologues. “Entitled” author Kate Manne unpacks the phenomenon.

#entitled-how-male-privilege-hurts-women-book, #manne-kate, #men-and-boys, #solnit-rebecca, #women-and-girls

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Nothing Happens When Women Are Raped in Nigeria

The pain of women and girls simply isn’t a big deal.

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

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Biden Wants Black Voter Turnout Similar to Obama’s. He’ll Need Black Men.

For Democrats, who rely on Black voters to power their electoral advantages in America’s urban centers, the difference between good and great Black voter turnout is often a question of Black men.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #men-and-boys, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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‘Last Chance U’ Travels to Oakland, Just Like the Players

For its final season about junior college football, the Netflix series looks at a commuter college in a gentrifying city where many of the players can’t afford to live.

#black-people, #community-colleges, #documentary-films-and-programs, #football-college, #last-chance-u-tv-program, #men-and-boys, #netflix-inc, #television

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