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Not Even Lads Like ‘Lad Mags’ These Days

Dr. Peter Hegarty discusses the ways in which ‘Lad Mags’ have influence young men’s perceptions of sexual violence and rape. In recent years, many once-popular lads’ mags titles have closed.
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Fathers and Sons: New Light on an Unexamined Relationship

Fathers who raise sons to adhere to narrow definitions of masculinity produce children with lower self-esteem and higher levels of alcohol use, says Dr. Ron Levant.   In the Broadway play “Kinky Boots”
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Do Television’s Dads Make a Difference for New Fathers?

  Expectant fathers learn about fatherhood from television, moreso than expectant mothers learn about motherhood, says Dr. Patty Kuo.   Dimwit Homer Simpson, goofy Phil Murphy of Modern Family, and me
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What Does American Culture Say about Fatherhood?: A Reflection

Dr. Mitchell Hicks reflects on the media presentations of fathers and finds them mostly lacking. Fatherhood has been on my mind a lot recently. This past month has brought us Father’s Day with the usual barra
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Professional Sports, Marketing, and Masculinity

Dr. Fred Rabinowitz discusses sport as a method of connection and sport as a corporate creation. I just got back from the gym and the noontime pickup basketball game. I feel an endorphin high from the running u
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Using Superhero Films to Discuss Masculinity with Boys

Dr. Andrew Smiler lists 7 topics of discussion for parents whose sons like superhero films. Superheroes are a cultural staple. This summer, the big screen will be graced by Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Lone R