masculinity

Books

Charlamagne tha God Wants More Men to Get Vulnerable

In celebration of his new book, 'Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me,' we spoke to the radio host about his fears, fame, and therapy.
Noel Ransome
11.7.18
Halloween

Crossdressing on Halloween Was the Queer Liberation I Didn’t Know I Needed

I'm a confidently queer cis black woman, but the beauty of a masculine "costume" taught me the power of playing with identity on Halloween.
Taylor Hosking
10.31.18
Photo

A Conflict Photographer Captures Boys on the Precipice of Manhood

Amit Elkayam​'s tender photos offer an intimate look at young American men as they transition into adults.
Clara Mokri
9.13.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialize the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.28.18
Film

Two New Skate Films Are Subverting Gender Norms

The girls of 'Skate Kitchen' and boys of 'Minding the Gap' both get to be brave and vulnerable, cocky and complex.
Eileen G'Sell
8.14.18
masculinity

Why It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzzword ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Ahead of the release of her new book ‘I’m Afraid of Men’ author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
7.31.18
movies

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Animal House' by Tossing It in the Trash

Drunken frat boys don't seem so charming anymore, and the film's gender politics are fucked beyond repair.
Harry Cheadle
7.27.18
manhood

All Masculinity Is Toxic

Feminist writer and activist John Stoltenberg believes we need to give up manhood for good if we want to live morally sound and love-filled lives.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.26.18
Decoding Extremism

Learn to Decode the Secret Language of the Incel Subculture

Experts have a tough time with these enraged, sex-obsessed men because they literally can't understand what they're saying.
Allie Conti
6.26.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Stunning Photos That Show the Intimacy of Undressing

Photographer Alex Thebez's two series here, "A Handful of Unfulfilled Wishes" and "Undressed," both address the ambiguity and fluidity of our identities, on the internet and off of it
Alex Thebez
6.20.18
Photography

Photography Celebrating the Spectrum of Black Masculinity

"As trivial as this may sound, this is for the black men who want to sing Beyoncé at the top of their lungs but hold it in because they feel their masculinity will be challenged or invalidated. It’s okay! 'Single Ladies' is a jam. Let it out."
Salma Haidrani
5.15.18
crime

My Time in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club Taught Me It's OK to Cry

Imagine a culture in which dead friends and lost childhoods are the norm.
Mahmood Fazal
5.13.18