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And that's what makes coming of age stories so magical. We are defined by our youth in a way we will never fully understand. And even when we know better now and learned our lesson and moved on, the rings still exist in our proverbial trunks, crooked and detached, around and around and around...

Girl's Gone Child: See This: Boyhood

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"Here’s what doesn’t get the headlines: Empathy. Listening to those around you. Even if you don’t like them very much."

How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings

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In the Hands of Young Men

In the Hands of Young Men

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Watch: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Trailer Captures 12-Year Passage of Time

"My life is probably a lot different now, but it feels normal on the inside." - James K. Lowe on life as Ella Yelich-O’Connor's (Lorde) BF. I like him.

everybody returns some day – Ono Field by James K Lowe

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The ladder of manhood: Jeff Perera at TEDxYorkU 2014 - YouTube

“I feel like a wooden boy, and I’ve always dreamed of feeling what real boys feel.”

It’s dangerous because the men whose self-esteem and self-confidence take a hit during these fleeting moments of “emasculation” don’t just bottle it up inside and allow themselves to whither away (dangerous in its own right, to be sure). No, it’s dangerous because those men, believing they are entitled to feeling masculine and powerful in a world that worships the masculine and powerful, often take out their frustration on the rest of society...

"Especially telling, the majority of government and philanthropic funding for gender friendly-programming goes to programs and innovations to help girls and women. The existence of this funding is to be celebrated, but the disconnect between the reality males face and the social justice attention males get needs to be examined by each of us."

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World: Rosali...

A CALL TO MEN: Works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.

"The negative lens through which urban fathers are currently viewed is only going to be undone by work from many angles – political, legal, media, etc. I want to contribute to this effort by bringing new, and positive, images of urban fatherhood to a national audience. "Daddy Don’t Go" will be part of a social movement that believes the most revolutionary thing a father can do is take care of his children." Support Daddy Don't Go, here.

Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.

...When boys are bullied in school, they are twice as likely to tell nobody. Men are also significantly less likely to seek help with depression and other mental health problems, and significantly less likely to see a doctor about physical health problems. Men have fewer friends and are much less likely to turn to those they have for emotional support in times of crisis.