September 6, 2013 |
Jesmyn Ward's heart-wrenching new memoir, "Men We Reaped," is a brilliant book about beauty and death. The beauty is in the bodies and the voices of the young men she grew up with in the towns of coastal Mississippi, where a kind of de facto segregation persists. There is C.J. Martin, one of her many cousins. "He was small and lean, angled all over with muscle," writes Ward. "His face was shaped like a triangle, and the only things that were dark about him were his eyes, which were so deep in color they were a surprise.
August 23, 2011 |
Men who have lost jobs due to the recession may discover their domestic roles are shifting, a study finds. Researchers conducted interviews with 20 unemployed men to see what impact losing their jobs had on their roles as fathers, husbands, partners and providers. While many were devastated by their loss of jobs and income, they found ways to cope and survive, using various strategies. One shift seen by the researchers was the men's attitude toward the work their wives and girlfriends did. Twelve of the men in the study, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Assn.
November 29, 2012 |
For those of you under the impression that there's currently a “ war on women ” underway in America, this weekend in a column for Fox News' website , writer Suzanne Venker set the record straight: Men are actually the ones under siege. In the piece, titled “The War on Men,” Venker said that men are less interested in marriage than they were 15 years ago because, thanks to the sexual revolution, “women aren't women anymore”; instead, they've become “angry” and “defensive.” Her argument may not have been that sound, but Venker's column certainly worked as click-bait, lighting up Twitter and drawing responses from numerous media outlets.
March 12, 2013 |
Men in same-sex marriages are living longer, according to Danish researchers, but mortality rates among married lesbians have begun to rise after a long period of decline. The study, published Tuesday in the International Journal of Epidemiology, used Denmark's civil registry to follow 6.5 million adults from 1982 to 2011. The study is the first of its kind to examine mortality -- the risk of death during a specific period of time -- and relationship status for an entire nation. "Our study expands on century-old knowledge that married people generally have lower mortality than unmarried and divorced persons," wrote the lead author, Dr. Morten Frisch, a professor of epidemiology at Aalborg University.
January 31, 1993
I was truly moved by "Boys to Men" (by Camille Peri, Dec. 20) on the Omega Boys Club. Jack Jacqua and Joe Marshall have put together a program that addresses a problem apparent to many. We should all pay attention as the nuclear family continues to disintegrate. DIANA LAMB Rowland Height s
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July 22, 1996
I think the July 14 column by Bill Boyarsky ("GOP Could Use a Road Map for Abortion Issue") was very good. He addressed some of the abortion issues related to the upcoming election. However, I think there is an issue that he should have mentioned. Probably more than 90% of the anti-abortionists (a more accurate term than pro-life) are men, or women who are under the control of men. As a man, I will never impose my will on a woman when it is an issue that affects her body or her life.
January 12, 1999 |
This observation won't startle a lot of you, but when it comes to watching television, men are idiots. Programmers at the networks, at least, have reason to think so, as they try to satisfy a creature with the attention span of a flea at a dog show. To them, men are a source of nagging frustration, seldom committing to programs that don't feature touchdowns, explosions, a person being mauled by a wild beast, flatulence-related humor or Pamela Anderson in skimpy attire.
June 4, 2012 |
Xeni Jardin would like to have a word with the New York Times. “Men invented the Internet,” the paper's David Streitfeld wrote in a Saturday story about sexism in Silicon Valley. The article, at its core, was about the “group of 21st-century men who may be hard at work building the 22nd century but, when it comes to dealing with women in the workplace, are stuck firmly in the caveman era - or at least in the 1950s.” Jardin, the iconoclastic co-editor of the blogging hive known as Boing Boing, took issue with Streitfeld's opening assertion.
December 29, 2011 |
Danny Meyer began doing most of the household grocery shopping when his fiancee started graduate school. Meyer goes to Whole Foods in Chicago for produce and specialty items, Jewel-Osco for staples and Trader Joe's when he needs to really stock up. He says he is not particularly brand-loyal and is susceptible to impulse buys. "I walk in and go with the flow of the store, going aisle by aisle," he said. "I like to walk through all the aisles even if I don't think I need anything there, because sometimes something will catch my eye. " Meyer, 35, is part of a growing contingent of men taking over grocery duty.