Posts Tagged ‘Men’

Have men become culturally redundant?

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Until a recent moment in human history, writes Martin Amis, “there was, simply, the Man.” The Man’s chief characteristic “was that he got away with everything.” But today, men seem to have lost their groove around the industrialised world. By almost any statistical measure, the average man is worse off than he was forty years Read more

Why are the alt-right embracing Catholicism?

Monday, April 17th, 2023

In December 2019, an active-duty soldier was arrested at Linton Military Camp. It has been reported that the soldier, who is still awaiting court martial and has name suppression, was a member of multiple far-right groups, including the white nationalist organisation Action Zealandia. He is facing numerous charges that include espionage. Less widely reported is Read more

The crisis of men and boys

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
men and boys

If you’ve been paying attention to the social trends, you probably have some inkling that boys and men are struggling, in the U.S. and across the globe. They are struggling in the classroom. American girls are 14 percentage points more likely to be “school ready” than boys at age 5, controlling for parental characteristics. By Read more

Mental health benefits for men of having close friendships

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Comedian and Author Max Dickins was about to propose to his girlfriend when he realised he didn’t have any best man options. Spending all his time between work, partner and family had destroyed his circle of friends. So Max looked into the situation and found a lot of people in the same boat. His new Read more

Men who attend religious services weekly do more housework

Monday, March 8th, 2021

In a recent study, Bethany Gull and Claudia Geist identify two paths leading to men’s increased housework — one non-religious and egalitarian the other religious and family-centred Their results surprised them, as they had expected conservative religious men to have lower housework participation due to their traditional gender ideologies. Laurie deRose and Anna Barren suggest Read more

Men lose role as breadwinners

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Two years ago, on mature reflection, Martin Nguyen Huu Thinh decided to stop working for a company in Binh Duong province and look after his seven-month son at home so that his wife could pursue her job at a communication company. At that time his wife took home a monthly salary of 12 million dong Read more

How can men talk about sexual violence?

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all desire respectful and respecting relationships. We want our children, our coworkers, our friends, who are women, to find enjoyment and kindness in their relationships – whether its a short term hook up or a long term partnership. In the wake of the trial Read more

Men are struggling with their spirituality. Can the Catholic Church help?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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On a bright morning in Melbourne last December, Patricia Faulkner, A.O., chair of the board of Jesuit Social Services (JSS) in Australia, stood before a room filled with press and members of the community and shared a simple message: “Men and boys need help.” Since 1977, J.S.S. has been working for social change in Australia Read more

Biggest threat for men of middle-age — loneliness

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Let’s start with the moment I realized I was already a loser, which was just after I was more or less told that I was destined to become one. I’d been summoned to an editor’s office at the Globe Magazine with the old “We have a story we think you’d be perfect for.” This is Read more

Who says men don’t cry?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

“Who says men don’t cry?” is New Zealand Marist priest, Tony O’Connor’s initial reflection of ministering on the border of Mexico and the United States. Part of Fr O’Connor’s ministry, working in the Brownsville Texas parish, is to visit two detention centres, one for captured minor migrants and the other for captured adult migrants. Given their personal circumstance and Read more