Category Archives: Masculinity

Mani-pedis and Male polish

The saving grace of capitalism is that perceived immorality goes out the window when the potential customer demographic gets large enough. That’s how we got bilingual milk ads (featuring Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara), and why Time Warner Cable has … Continue reading

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Manly Scrapbooking

Somehow the hobby of scrapbooking didn’t occur to me as a prime place to examine social constructions of masculinity. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this topic, but it makes sense — it’s a traditionally female-dominated practice (largely … Continue reading

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The “boy box” and drug abuse

Man Love, a photo by Gerard on Flickr. Yesterday I wrote about the first of two articles from the Fall 2002 Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity (Division 51 of the American Psychological Association). It … Continue reading

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Taming the Drunken Monkey

Two fascinating articles in the Fall 2002 newsletter of the Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity (Division 51 of the American Psychological Association). The first, “Mindfulness as a Useful Adjunct in Therapeutic Work with Men,” by C. Peter … Continue reading

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