Monthly Archives: January 2013

Obama’s Missed Opportunity: A White House Council on Boys and Men

“Fortunately, our daughters’ and mothers’ health challenges are addressed by seven federal offices of women’s health. Our sons’ and fathers’ are not addressed by a single federal office of men’s health” — this despite the fact that men’s health in general is poorer, resulting in men on average having a shorter life span than women and dying sooner from nine of the ten leading causes of death. Continue reading

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Are we afraid of boys?

“How would you react if you had to go to a place every day where you thought you were destined to be liked less well and where you would be less successful than the other half of the population?” Continue reading

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Guns don’t kill people — our sons do

“…[O]ur daughters are able to find the same guns in the same homes, are about as likely to be mentally ill, have the same family values and are exposed to the same violence in the media. Our daughters, however, do not kill. Why the difference?” Continue reading

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