Lexus, Lacoste and Lacrosse: The Entitled Elite Male Athlete

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There’s no shortage of explanations for the tragic death of Yeardley Love, University of Virgina lacrosse player at the hands of George Huguely, a player on the men’s lacrosse team, with whom she had recently broken off a dating relationship.  It’s human, after all, to search for some reason in what appears to be such […]

Dispatches from Guyland: Best Places for Men

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Where are the best places for men? Two surveys, ten years apart, have quite different, and quite telling, answers. Back in the September 2000 back-to-school issue of Men’s Health, the magazine ran a clever survey ranking the best and worst college campuses for men. Written by magazine founder Laurence Roy Stains, the article is less interesting for […]

IPhone App Helps You “Man Up”

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Nearly every day someone sends me some link to a YouTube video, a new commercial or a blog post that lowers the bar even further for men. In these media bits, we’re variously depicted as 1) emasculated wimps who need to “man up” by wearing khakis (has anyone told Levis that khakis are about the wimpiest pants going?); […]

Dispatches from Guyland

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Twenty-five years ago, when I would ask the students in my classes who planned to have families how they expected to balance work and family life, the women would typically say something like, “We’re gonna love each other. It’ll work out.” And the men would say, “Huh?” The question simply didn’t compute. These days, when […]