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.
December 23, 2013 |
Jos. A. Bank announced Monday it has rejected a late November takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, saying the offer undervalued the company. "Our board undertook a thorough review and determined that the per share consideration in the proposal made to us by Men's Wearhouse was simply not in the best interest of our shareholders," said Robert N. Wildrick, Jos. A. Bank's chairman. The two retailers have in the past months been playing a game of cat-and-mouse as each company has tried to acquire the other.
January 23, 2012 |
Men who are narcissists may be at risk for some health problems, since they could have inherently higher levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol even when they're not under pressure, a study finds. Cortisol, which is released by the body when it's under duress or going through an intense activity, can have some benefits--lending an energy surge, helping the body burn fat, and boosting memory. But too much cortisol from chronic stress can have deleterious effects, such as higher blood pressure, lower immunity and higher levels of abdominal fat. Researchers tested the saliva of 106 undergraduate students (79 women, 27 men)
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.
October 7, 2012 |
Are men fast becoming obsolete? Are women seizing the reins of power in the nation, becoming the major breadwinners and decision-makers? Are women naturally suited for the new economy while old-fashioned males thrash about, clueless? Today, the idea that men are fading and women rising frames the latest scary story of the sexes in newspapers, magazines, on the Web and in bestselling books. Hanna Rosin writes in "The End of Men" that the U.S is fast becoming a "middle-class matriarchy" as women become the major breadwinners.
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
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.
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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.