Owen Marcus

310 Flips | 15 Magazines | 20 Likes | 13 Followers | @OwenMarcus | AUTHOR of the book, Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence™"The 9 Steps to releasing the Remarkable Man within You" is now available.  Go here: http://goo.gl/2pN9hk  When you read my book, Grow Up, and these posts, you will quickly realize I am a huge advocate for free men’s groups. I created the nonprofit Men Corps as a way to help men start their own groups. I created Free to Win to introduce men to the power of men’s groups and teach them how to start and lead a group.

Man, Alive: Redefining Masculinity in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for …

Be A Man: Joe Ehrmann at TEDxBaltimore 2013

“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”

<b>"Neighbors" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what’s wrong with the idea of “real men” — and how to change it<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 26, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to …

The Jameis Winston You Don't Know, According to Childhood Mentor Otis Leverette

EDITOR’S NOTE: <i>Otis Leverette has been training and mentoring Jameis Winston since the summer before his freshman year of high school. A former defensive end in the NFL and at UAB, h</i><i>e currently runs ModernDay Fitness in Birmingham, Alabama. All words are his own as told to Bleacher Report’s Sanjay</i> …

A 40-Year-Old Man With No Penis Says He's Slept With Over 100 Women

A man stricken with a devastating birth defect is ready to reveal his condition to the rest of the world.<p>Greater Manchester's Andrew Wardle, 40, was …

What Does it Mean to be a Man? The Man Effect • SJS

What is it to be a man? This is something that has been defined and redefined for thousands of years, but the question is still as present today as …

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

For much of our country's history, the picture of the traditional "American man" has been dominated by the machismo stereotypes of the Provider, Emotional Rock, Powerbroker, Cowboy, Jock, Good Ole Boy, Macho Man, Mad Man.<p>But these days, there's a whole new mix of images fighting for space: the …

Mad Men

On the Abuse of 'Bro'

The most important word of our time for now<p><i>Published in the September 2014 issue</i><p><b>The use of the word</b> <i>bro</i> is reaching epidemic levels. Now, after <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> and <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> and <i>Breaking Bad,</i> if a show contains more than one male character, they will, at some point, call each other …

Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “toxic masculinity” — basically, the idea of gender-based pressure for men to act a certain way that can …

This Week on Full Frame: The Plight of Men

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Well, when Full Frame set out to answer that question on this week’s episode, there is one thing we …

Reclaiming Manhood: Detoxifying Toxic Masculinity

Embed from Getty ImagesRSVP for Weekly Calls on The Disposability of Men<i>Dr. NerdLove wonders if we can reclaim the term “being a man” to help us grow</i> …

Feminism

Men need to open up about depression, not man up and keep quiet

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under 50, but most men still won't admit when they have mental health problems, says Matt Haig<p>Let’s start with a cold hard statistic.<p>Suicide is now the <b>leading cause of death</b> in men under the age of 50. Think about that for a while. It is not cancer …

The Mask You Live In

A Film by The Representation Project<p>The Sandpoint Men’s Group is presenting an important film about how our culture teaches young boys to be men…and …

Kent Russell raises questions about masculinity, progeny, and posterity in Timid Son

Early on in his collection of essays, Kent Russell recounts a few anecdotes from a biography of frontiersman Daniel Boone, focusing on the deaths of …

Books

Gender roles: Men more likely to reject the label "masculine" than women are to reject "feminine".

Vox has been releasing a series of results from its poll regarding American attitudes about issues such as sexism and abortion rights. Thursday, …

Knausgaard on Masculinity, Excrement, and Quitting

<i>Every few years, if we’re lucky, a writer emerges and expands the idea of what a novel can do. In the last three decades there have been many such</i> …

Industry reps agree: Gaming's association with masculinity affects coding's gender gap

Documentary film <i>CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap</i> had its world premiere this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, and while the film touched only lightly on the relationship between gaming's gender gap and coding's gender gap, creators and industry professionals agreed that the …

Brooks Brothers, Maria Shriver kick off a conversation about masculinity

America is in the throes of a masculinity crisis.<p>That was the takeaway from an hour-long panel discussion moderated by Maria Shriver at the Paley Center for the Media in Beverly Hills on Thursday, which followed the local premiere screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary on masculinity, …

What Does It Mean to 'Be a Man'?

<i>"The sex that oppresses another sex is not a free sex."</i><p>I heard this quote in an Africana intellectual thought class that I dropped in on, and it's a quote I can't stop thinking about.<p>There is no doubt that historically, oppressive patriarchal societies have caused mayhem to women in the past and …

Feminism

World disarmament? Start by disarming masculinity

Unsurprisingly, world disarmament has featured prominently in the WILPF events in The Hague this week. It is, after all, the key goal in WILPF’s long …

Masculinity in crisis? Plus jokes? Force Majeure is just for you

It is a disaster movie on an epic scale but not as we know it. No earthquakes, landslides or biblical floods. Just two people, man and wife – Tomas, rich, successful and his beautiful spouse, Ebba – on a five-day skiing holiday with their young children, Vera and Harry. They have the looks, the …

Aamir Khan Speaks About Rape, Masculinity at New York Summit

As India continues to grapple with the problem of rape and violence against women, superstar Aamir Khan says the 'balance of power' needs to change …

Reiss Presents ‘A Modern Masculinity’

ICONIC 1950S INSPIRED DESIGNS AND INNOVATIVE PIECES FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2015<p><b>Each season the Reiss design team not only concern themselves with the task</b> …

'Healthy masculinity training' asks what it means to be a man of strength

No PowerPoints; no lectures. Only storytelling and conversation.<p>That was the underlying mantra of the Healthy Masculinity Training Institute, which …

The Long Take, or Birdman’s Crisis of Masculinity – Avidly

American cinema has stopped asking the question, what does it mean to be human, and has instead become fixated on the question of what it would mean …

New Research Shows Men are Conflicted About 21st Century Masculinity

Shares 8<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>Men are grateful for women’s progress, but they wonder where exactly</i> …

Defining Masculinity

Last week I got an email from graduate student at USC who is working on a thesis about masculinity in America. She asked if I would answer some …