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  • Calling Men to a Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

    10/26/2015 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | 10-26-15 | Staff Interview-Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
    Calling Men to a Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality October 25, 2015 "Catholic men are destroying themselves by their own free-willed choices," says Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, whose book "Behold the Man," focuses on Christ crucified, covenantal love, and fatherhood CWR Staff Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, author of "Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality" (Ignatius Press, 2015) Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known worldwide as the Dynamic Deacon, is a powerful speaker who has presented talks on marriage, family, and men's spirituality all over the world. He is a passionate evangelist and preacher with a no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming...
  • Estrogen in suburban ponds is turning male frogs female

    10/14/2015 10:53:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/8/15 | Brooks Hays
    "Our work shows that, for a frog, the suburbs are very similar to farms and sewage treatment plants," researcher Max Lambert said.NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Male frogs seeking a mate might have better luck in suburban ponds -- that's if they don't mind the risk of turning into females themselves. Researchers at Yale University found suburban ponds, near shrubs, backyard gardens and manicured lawns, feature higher ratios of female green frogs than do ponds surrounded by forest. The new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests higher levels of estrogen in...
  • THE REAL WAR IS ON MEN, NOT WOMEN...Discover 'How Masculinity Is Under Attack in America'

    10/12/2015 10:01:54 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    WND ^ | 10/11/2015 | Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.
    Watch the trailer for the recent Disney Pixar movie ďInside OutĒ and you will get a glimpse of Hollywoodís warped ideas about men and women. The star of the scene is a concerned mother who is sensitive to her daughterís feelings and takes charge in a difficult parenting situation. The butt of the jokes is a clueless father who daydreams about sports, provokes his daughter and creates ďdisasterĒ by getting angry instead of getting to the root of his daughterís distress. Viewed alone, the scene is amusing, especially for fathers who may feel like theyíre watching a home movie instead...
  • Why so many killers are male

    06/18/2015 3:19:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Garbarino
    (CNN)óIt looks like it has happened again. A young male has allegedly killed. In this case it is nine people at a church in South Carolina. Anyone who is paying attention hears the news and thinks, "Here we go again." But why? After spending 20 years interviewing killers as a psychological expert witness in murder cases I have some thoughts about this. Males are disproportionately over-represented in the ranks of America's killers -- about 90%, in fact. Why is that? Some of it appears to lie in the biological vulnerability of males. About 30% of males (versus 9% of females)...
  • Study: Men with Facial Hair are Perceived as More Sexist

    06/17/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/17/15 | Aurelius
    A study released last month suggests that, regardless of actual personal actions or beliefs, men with facial hair are perceived as being more sexist than those without. Written by Rebekah Herrick, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the study showed candidates pictures of men in Congress with and without facial hair. They were also shown on a scale, including clean-shaven men, men with stubble, men with mustaches, and men with full beards. "Pictured members of Congress with facial hair were perceived by our student subjects as more masculine, and less supportive of feminist issue positions, although not more willing to...
  • Life Is Hard for Incredibly Handsome Men

    04/23/2015 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/23/2015 | Allison P. Davis
    A new study seems to confirm what we'll call the ďKit Harington Effect," which holds that a man's hunkiness may in fact prove an obstacle to his career. Research from the University of Maryland suggests that good-looking men sometimes have difficulty getting jobs in competitive environments, like sales, because they are subconsciously perceived as a threat to those in charge of hiring. Considering previous research has suggested that handsome men make more money, are perceived as more competent (attractive women, on the other hand, are often seen as less competent), and are more successful in closing big deals, that threat...
  • Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

    01/10/2015 6:54:52 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 10,2015 | Michael Zhang
    Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. Thatís what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study on the link between selfie-taking and certain personality traits. The research project was led by Ohio State University communication professor Jesse Fox, who also found that men who edit their selfies prior to uploading score even higher in narcissism and self-objectification.
  • Men Would Rather Give Themselves Electric Shocks Than Sit Alone With Their Thoughts

    07/03/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jesse Singal
    Most people donít think itís fun to sit alone with nothing to do but think ó itís part of the reason for obsessive phone-checking during idle moments. A new study in Science highlights just how unenjoyable this experience is: in short, very. To the point that some people will choose to shock themselves rather than sit alone with nothing to do for a little while. The researchers conducted 11 experiments in a variety of settings and among a variety of age groups. In most of them, subjects were asked to simply chill out and think for 6 to 15 minutes...
  • Why Men Take Risks for the Ultimate Thrill

    05/10/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Friday Magazine ^ | Mike Peake
    They bring down banks, squander huge fortunes on reckless pursuits and in their spare time are found clinging to vertical rocks or leaping out of aeroplanes Ė Mike Peake investigates what makes men gamble with their lives, seeking the ultimate thrillWhen New Zealand-based forensic psychiatrist Dr Erik Monasterio set out to interview people for a study he was conducting into risk-taking behaviour, 90 per cent of the mountaineers he spoke to were men. For base jumping Ė the adrenaline-pumping sport where the order of the day is to fling yourself off the top of something high Ė the figure was...
  • Men Who Work Full-Time Earn Less Than 40 Years Ago

    04/29/2014 4:15:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real median income of American men who work full-time, year-round peaked forty years ago in 1973, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been that high again. [Ö] By comparison, the real median earnings of American women who work full-time year-round peaked in 2007, when women who worked full-time earned $38,872 in constant 2012 dollars. Ö
  • More Men in Prime Working Ages Don't Have Jobs

    02/06/2014 10:47:06 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2014 | MARK PETERS and DAVID WESSEL
    ... More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don't have jobsóa total of 10.4 million. Some are looking for jobs; many aren't. Some had jobs that went overseas or were lost to technology. Some refuse to uproot for work because they are tied down by family needs or tethered to homes worth less than the mortgage. Some rely on government benefits. Others depend on working spouses. Having so many men out of work is partly a symptom of a U.S. economy slow to recover from the worst recession in 75 years. It is also...
  • Study: Nearly half of black men, 38 percent of white men arrested at least once in US by 23

    01/20/2014 5:37:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 20, 2014 | AP
    Nearly half of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23. That's according to a new study. The estimates published this month by criminologists at the University of South Carolina and the University at Albany didn't rely on arrest records but on an annual federal survey of 7,000 young people who answered questions from 1997 to 2008. The authors found that by age 18, 30 percent of black men, 26 percent of Hispanic men and 22 percent of white men have been arrested. By 23, those...
  • Men Are 'On Strike' Throughout The U.S.: What Are The Causes? (More John Galt than Peter Pan?)

    01/12/2014 6:48:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jerry Bowyer
    I havenít seen my copy of Men On Strike for several weeks. I kept careful watch on the book until I finished interviewing her, but after that it disappeared into the Bowyer-Family-Book-Sharing Vortex from which it has not yet emerged. Thatís because it is an easy read about a topic which is interesting in both a social science theory way, and in a figuring out how to get by in the current world kind of way. Men on Strike is pretty much what the title says it is, a book about how many men have decided not to participate in...
  • Study: Nearly half of all black males are arrested by age 23

    01/06/2014 7:45:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/14 | Caroline May
    A new study released Monday found that nearly half of all black males and almost 40 percent of white males are arrested by the time they are 23-years old. The analysis of national data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adultsí arrest histories ó excluding traffic violations ó were published Monday in the journal of Crime & Delinquency. While there was variation in the rate of arrest between black and white men, there was little racial variation in the arrest rates among women of different races.

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described ďnotorious Amazon feministĒ who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • Cultural Misandry? Ė A Minor Rant on The ďMen are StupidĒ Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? ‚Äď A Minor Rant on The ‚ÄúMen are Stupid‚ÄĚ Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Did BEER create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake...

    12/20/2013 10:57:34 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20, 2013 | Sam Webb
    Full Title: Did Beer create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake bread, claims scientist Some scientists claim beer - not bread - is the reason early man adopted a society based on farming around 10,000 years ago, a key moment in our evolution. The cultivation of grain saw the transition away from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and a widely-accepted theory is that the crops were used to bake bread, but experts claim it was the prospect of a brew that drove the desire to settle down and start a farm.
  • Pajama Boy, An Insufferable Man-Child

    12/19/2013 5:38:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies ^ | 12/18/13 | Rich Lowry
    ajama Boyís place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America. He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. ďWear pajamas,Ē the ad reads. ďDrink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.Ē And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamasóa zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaidóand drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties, sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement....
  • Beer Domesticated Man

    12/19/2013 5:54:42 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Nautilus ^ | December 19, 2013 | Gloria Dawson
    The domestication of wild grains has played a major role in human evolution, facilitating the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on agriculture. You might think that the grains were used for bread, which today represents a basic staple. But some scientists argue that it wasnít bread that motivated our ancestors to start grain farming. It was beer. Man, they say, chose pints over pastry. Beer has plenty to recommend it over bread. First, and most obviously, it is pleasant to drink. ďBeer had all the same nutrients as bread, and it had one additional advantage,Ē argues Solomon...
  • Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

    12/17/2013 6:50:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 92 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery...
  • 'Movember' Is 'Divisive, Gender Normative, Racist'? (it's racist for whites to have moustaches)

    12/02/2013 9:45:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    Poor Matt Lauer and Al Roker: they spent November growing out beards on NBC for ďMovember,Ē to promote men's health, but the British magazine New Statesman has announced ďMovember is divisive, gender normative, racist and ineffective against some very real health issues.Ē RedStateís Erick Erickson tweeted ďYou cannot parody the left. You just can't. You may think it is parody, but damned if they don't one up you.Ē Apparently moustaches are for minorities: So what message does Movember convey to those whose moustaches are more-or-less permanent features? With large numbers of minority-ethnic menófor instance Kurds, Indians, Mexicansósporting moustaches as a...
  • 13 More of the Worst Products for Men Ever Created

    10/18/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 100 replies
    "...more hilarious and quite questionable inventions that were sold to men. The funny thing about these products is that most are advertised with a money back guarantee. It makes me wonder how these companies ever made money...." .....; .....; .....;
  • Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes

    09/10/2013 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-10-13 | DOUGLAS QUENQUA
    In human development, certain genes act as master switches, ensuring that we are born with similar attributes (one head, two lungs, 10 fingers) in nearly all circumstances. Such genes tend to be highly reliable and resistant to environmental factors. Related But the gene responsible for activating male development is surprisingly unstable, leaving the pathway to male sexuality fraught with inconsistency, a study finds. The SRY gene on the Y chromosome sets off the growth of male sex organs in human embryos (all of which start out essentially female). To study the gene, researchers at Case Western Reserve University looked at...
  • Sharpton: 'Old America' Only Worked for English-Speaking White Males

    08/24/2013 6:27:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    On Saturday, Al Sharpton declared in his speech at the Realize the Dream March and Rally event that honored the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech that the "old America" that only worked for white males who spoke English has "passed away."
  • Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways

    08/22/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways Video only at linky..
  • Inclusion Means Excluding White Males

    08/22/2013 10:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | August 22, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Chancellor Miller: On May 9, you announced that you were initiating a process to "rethink" our university's approach to diversity and inclusion. Then, on August 16, you announced that eleven individuals agreed to serve on your Chancellorís Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. For the following reasons, I find the composition of the committee to be deeply problematic. 1. Your inclusion committee is 0% white male. I have written three books dealing with campus diversity issues. I have been invited to speak on issues of diversity (largely ideological) at 78 college campuses. Over the last ten years, I have written...
  • Liberal women turning men into less successful wimps?

    08/10/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 10, 2013 | Martha
    Is there a difference between politically liberal men and those who hold right wing views? Are physically weak men more likely to support the welfare state and wealth distribution while men who are strong more likely to support right wing policies?
  • Students Embrace ďBroChoice,Ē Want Abortions Legal for Sex Without Consequences

    07/16/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A new video shows college students embracing the pro-abortion ďBroChoiceĒ campaign that says abortion should remain legal so men can enjoy sex without consequences like taking care of a baby or paying child support. Last week, pro-abortion blogger Ben Sherman explained the #brochoice movement, saying that if abortion isnít readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, menís sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion womenís groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign. Talk show host Caleb Bonham wondered if young men embraced the idea and conducted a...
  • Fish oil, Omega-3 causes huge increase in risk of prostate cancer

    07/16/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 96 replies
    (AFP) Ė US scientists said Wednesday they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of supplements. The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade prostate cancer among men who ate fatty fish or took fish-oil supplements, which are often touted for their anti-inflammatory properties. A large European study also found the same omega-3 and prostate cancer link.
  • A promising test for pancreatic cancer Ö from a teenager

    07/12/2013 4:27:15 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 4 replies
    My Science Academy ^ | July 12, 2013 | Jack Andraka
    Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer thatís super cheap, effective and non-invasive ó all before his 16th birthday. Talk by Jack Andraka
  • Pope at Mass: The joy of fatherhood

    06/26/2013 4:05:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 6/26/2013
    The desire to be a father is ingrained in all men, even priests, who are called to give life, care, protection to their spiritual children entrusted to them. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily at morning Mass Wednesday, in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. Mass was concelebrated by the Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Salvatore De Giorgi, who was celebrating the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination. "When a man does not have this desire, something is missing in this man. Something is wrong. All of us, to exist, to become complete, in order to be mature,...
  • Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms

    06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    The Province ^ | June 11, 2013
    A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43. That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey. Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list. Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a...
  • Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy

    06/04/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-4-2013 | Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times
    Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times Jun. 4, 2013, 11:22 AM Men Ė once the dominate sex in nearly every sector of society Ė seem to be falling far and fast. A new Pew report finds that 40 percent of households with children under 18 have mothers who are the primary breadwinners Ė a dramatic rise from just 11 percent in 1960. Women now earn about 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe. Single women are increasingly becoming homeowners and a survey by Harris Interactive and Mortgage Marvel this week...
  • What really happened to boys?

    05/07/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Four years ago, psychologist Leonard Sax (MD, PhD) wrote a well-received book titled ďBoys Adrift.Ē The doctor tried to answer the question, why have so many young males fallen into passivity and indifference? Dr. Sax had heard more and more parents complain that their boys stayed indoors most of the time, spent hours on video games, and in general seemed to lack the confidence and esprit de corps that had characterized boys throughout history. ďSomething scary is happening to boys today,Ē Sax concluded. ďFrom kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were...
  • Many American White Men Worship Guns Because of Sexual Insecurity, Entitlement, and Profit

    04/02/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 125 replies
    Buzzflash ^ | 1 Apr 03 | MARK KARLIN
    You won't find anyone willing to dare say it much in the media, but a good percentage of the white men who oppose gun control of any sort Ė and who back measures that would even allow alleged terrorists and straw purchases for drug dealers to buy guns Ė are just afraid that without their guns, their phallic power will be reduced to size. You can feel at least temporarily reassured when a long-barreled assault weapon compensates for just another average manhood; it's an irresistable testosterone high to the beleaguered white male. Call this Freudian psychobabble analysis, but when you...
  • As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

    03/28/2013 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Tom Bowman
    When the Pentagon said earlier this year that it would open ground combat jobs to women, it was cast in terms of giving women equal opportunities in the workplace ó the military workplace. But the move has practical considerations, too. The military needs qualified people to fill its ranks, and it's increasingly harder to find them among men. "It's fairly common knowledge that our population of military-age young men, who qualify for the military, is declining," Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview with NPR just after the Pentagon announced that women no longer be excluded from...
  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Military recruiting women as qualified Ďmilitary-age mení dwindle

    03/26/2013 6:36:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2013 | Jeff Poor
    In a report by NPRís Tom Bowman aired during Mondayís broadcast of ďAll Things Considered,Ē Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey explained why the military is having difficulty recruiting qualified young men. ďI think itís fairly common knowledge that our population of military-age young men who qualify for the military is declining,Ē Dempsey told NPR. ďAnd so, as a very practical matter, we decided if in 2020 weíre going to need these young ladies and weíre going to need to attract as much diversity and as much talent as we can possibly attract, if thatís going...
  • Women in Ground Combat - How did it happen? And what will it do to the military?

    02/12/2013 7:57:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 47 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 28, 2013 | BING WEST
    Two decades ago, the Commandant of the Marine Corps declared that women serving in the infantry ‚Äúwould destroy the Marine Corps.‚ÄĚ General Robert Barrow explained that, ‚Äúin three wars‚ÄĒWorld War II, Korea and Vietnam‚ÄĒI found no place for women to be down in the ground combat element.‚ÄĚ He cited the 1950 fighting retreat from the Chosin Reservoir in temperatures of minus 20 degrees, with one Marine division pitted against eight Chinese divisions. Had women comprised 15 percent of his division, Barrow concluded, the Marines would have lost the battle.¬† ‚ÄúThe very nature of women disqualifies them from doing it (killing...
  • The Boys at the Back

    02/05/2013 7:57:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS
    As one critic told me recently, the classroom is no more rigged against boys than workplaces are rigged against lazy and unfocused workers. But unproductive workers are adults ó not 5-year-olds. If boys are restless and unfocused, why not look for ways to help them do better? As a nation, can we afford not to? A few decades ago, when we realized that girls languished behind boys in math and science, we mounted a concerted effort to give them more support, with significant success. Shouldnít we do the same for boys? When I made this argument in my book ďThe...
  • When Neutered Men Speak to Boys [where have the real men gone?]

    01/17/2013 9:18:29 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    hinkinghousewife ^ | WHEELER MacPherson
    "And so I began to search my memory, and I could not recall a single adult male in my boyhood speaking to me or my friends in such tones. I cannot recall any men routinely squatting down or leaning over to make themselves appear closer to my own height. I cannot remember any men putting a breathless wheezing whisper into their words. I cannot bring to mind a single incident in which a grown man opened his eyes and mouth as wide as possible and talked to me like some grinning, masculine Norma Desmond. What I do remember are the...
  • Jim Moran: 'Older White Guys Most Insecure Component of Society; Much The Problem'

    01/16/2013 3:53:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Weird stuff. Then again, we are talking about Jim Moran. Appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, the Dem Congressman from Virginia declared that "older white guys" were "the most insecure component of our society." Added Moran, possibly alluding to the difficulties in adopting additional gun control measures, "we're much the problem with these kind of things." Joan Walsh was there to support the self-doubting Moran. "There are a lot of terrific older white guys out there," naming Moran and Vice-President Biden among them. View the video here.
  • Male DNA Found In Female Brains

    11/04/2012 10:20:50 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Science News ^ | 11-3-2012 | Laura Sanders
    Male DNA Found In Female Brains Discovery suggests fetal cells can slip through blood-brain barrier By Laura Sanders November 3, 2012; Vol.182 #9 (p. 12) Children live on in their mothersí brains for decades, and not just as memories. Scientists have found pockets of male DNA, presumably from boy fetuses, in the brain tissue of women who died in their 70s. Not only is male DNA present in womenís brains, itís common, researchers report online September 26 in PLOS ONE. J. Lee Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and her colleagues found snippets of a male-only...
  • White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

    10/19/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    For all the attention paid to women in this race, there's another gender gap ó with white men. The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned in northeastern Florida on Friday, where thousands of men had descended on Daytona Beach for the annual motorcycle festival Biketoberfest. A bunch of them were at Willie's Tropical Tattoo smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and listening to music. Gary Biser goes by the name "Moose." Stickers on his bike helmet say, "Life's too short to ride with ugly women," "No bar too far," and other things that can't be printed. He says he...
  • Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women: Study

    08/09/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 08/09/2012 | DR. TIFFANY CHAO, ABC News Medical Unit
    Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but stressed men prefer heavier women -- at least according to a new study. In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese. Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task, the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more...
  • Where's the beef (and beer)? Grocery store gives guys a 'man aisle'

    07/26/2012 9:56:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/26/2012 | By Jessica Chou
    Sometime last year, Procter & Gamble Co. was throwing around some crazy ideas of creating a grocery aisle specifically for men, apparently a brand new breed of consumers walking around grocery stores. The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience, putting everything a man's man would need in one place. And New York City's Westside Market has gone and done just that. "People rarely cater to men in the supermarket," COO Ian Joskowitz told us over the phone. "So I thought letís do something fun, get people talking, something guys would like....
  • Who Killed Men's Hats?

    05/13/2012 7:42:53 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 105 replies
    NPR ^ | May 4, 2012 | Robert Krulwich
    ... So what happened? Why did guys stop wearing headgear in midcentury America? The turning point, most people say, was John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Before Kennedy, all presidents wore top hats on their first day at work. Kennedy brought one, but hardly ever put it on. Fashionistas say Kennedy, one of our most charismatic presidents, made hats un-happen. And, chronologically speaking, after JFK, guys everywhere, even balding ones like astronaut John Glenn, went topless. But I am the son of a hat designer. And my father, Allen S. Krulwich, had a different explanation. The president who de-hatted America, he thought,...
  • The War on Men

    04/11/2012 4:36:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 11, 2012 | Daniel Flynn
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The War on MenPosted By Daniel Flynn On April 11, 2012 @ 12:13 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments ďThe focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something thatís unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards womenís priorities,Ē Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explained on CNN over the weekend. If there is a figure who personifies the unwelcome mat the Democratic Party rolls out to men, it is the abrasive Wasserman Schultz. Like Bella Abzug and Pat Schroeder before her, the...
  • Leipzigís St. Thomas Boys Choir copes with voices deepening at a younger age

    04/09/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-7-12 | Michael Birnbaum
    LEIPZIG, Germany ó For 800 years, the St. Thomas Boys Choir has been filling churches with pure, young voices. Now itís confronting a confounding phenomenon: Every year, those voices are cracking with teenage angst just a little earlier than before. Other boys choirs have been noticing it, too, as an unrelenting march of puberty sweeps voices into rebellion. Over recent decades, the already-short careers of their sopranos have started to end between six months and a year earlier, challenging them at times such as Easter, for which choral music such as J.S. Bachís St. Matthew Passion was written with difficult...
  • Marine Who Received Medal of Honor Fights Allegations He is Mentally Unstable (Dakota Meyer)

    11/29/2011 5:00:34 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | November 29, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    In September, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's most prestigious military award, to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the marine who saved 36 of his comrades during an ambush in Afghanistan. Obama called Meyer one of the most "down-to-earth guys that you will ever meet." But today Meyer, 23, is having trouble getting a job because of allegations by defense contractor BAE Systems that he has a drinking problem and is mentally unstable. Meyer filed legal papers Monday claiming the allegations were in retaliation for objections he raised about BAE's alleged decision to sell high-tech sniper scopes to the...
  • U.S. advisers recommend Gardasil HPV shots for boys

    10/25/2011 1:58:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2011
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boys should be routinely vaccinated against the human papillomavirus or HPV in an effort to protect them from oral, anal and penile cancers, and to extend protection of girls from cervical cancer, U.S. vaccine advisers said on Tuesday.The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Merck & Co's Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys to fight the sexually transmitted virus, with 13 yes votes and one abstention.Previously, the CDC had said doctors are free to use the vaccine in boys but had...