For my book, All In, I ignored the myths and popular rhetoric about men, and went looking for facts. The goal was to shed
Fifty years have passed since Sean Connery, the original James Bond set aside his gilded pistol to examine the insides and outsides of a seemingly unlimited array of seductive, tawny, large breasted double agents.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the George H. W. Bush appointee who hasn't asked one single question in court since 2006. That's 10 years the man has just sat there -- mute, mum, silencio, clammed up, hushed, voiceless, unheard and zipped up.
Even our feelings are flexing so hard right now!
The heteronormative confusion in contemporary American male identity is found all throughout the pages of defunct genre magazines such as Man's World and other extinct titles. But the current cultural value here is that the cover illustrations are so beautifully drawn and painted that it subverts the overtly macho context into a kind of kitsch.
When did bearded men start getting all the babes? We've done our own research on the history of beards in America to shed some light on this hairy situation.
My favorite part is a little over a minute in, when the boy in the yellow shirt realizes that his interpretation of #LikeAGirl insulted girls, including possibly, his own sister. I love this ad so very much. However, as a boy mom, I just have to say... what about the boys?
Dads, your words are strong. Powerful. And lasting. It's fine to want your son to be strong, tough and really good at baseball. But not at the price of cutting him down and breaking his spirit.
I spent years faking interest in football, baseball, and basketball and pretending Adam Sandler movies were funny and getting shot with a paintball was enjoyable. If you could have branded me with a label on my forehead that let the world know I was in fact manly, I would have begged you to do it. Though never once did I ask myself what being a man actually meant to me.