Article Category: Male Socialization

Mid-Life Crisis in Men: an Opportunity for Change

As men, we are taught to possess life, not live it. The “American Dream” is really the Patriarchal Man Dream: Get the girl, get the job, get the house, get the money, get retired, and start playing. There is very little said about cultivating love,… continue reading Mid-Life Crisis in Men: an Opportunity for Change

Why don’t the Rules of Football transfer to the Game of Life?

The Penn State sexual abuse scandal is a sad testament to how the rules for the game of football sometimes don’t transfer to the Game of Life. Young men are taught in football to follow the rules or they will get penalized while negatively impacting… continue reading Why don’t the Rules of Football transfer to the Game of Life?

Where’s the Outrage When Adolescent Boys are Sexually Exploited in Media?

I am alarmed that we’ve heard very little outrage at the normalization of an adult woman having sex with an adolescent boy as seen in the academy award winning movie The Reader. This lack of anger speaks to the gender constructed sexuality in our culture.… continue reading Where’s the Outrage When Adolescent Boys are Sexually Exploited in Media?

More than ‘goosing’ reported at West Catholic High School-Psychologist: Behavior not ‘normal’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A Grand Rapids Police Department report reveals new details into the investigation of inappropriate behavior on the West Catholic High School boys cross country team. The 16-page report outlines the interviews between police and the members of the team, as… continue reading More than ‘goosing’ reported at West Catholic High School-Psychologist: Behavior not ‘normal’

Local Expert Talks About Sex Addiction

On February 20, 2010 Tiger Woods issued a formal apology for his recent actions and for events that have come into light. Therapist Al Heystek at the Fountain Hill Center talked with WZZM 13 about sex addiction. Watch this news report about sex addiction   –… continue reading Local Expert Talks About Sex Addiction

Addiction

Our nation’s office of Drug Control Policy has designated September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month. According to publications produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2002: • “An estimated 22 million Americans age 12 or older were… continue reading Addiction

People With Drug Problems Need Help, Not Long Jail Sentences

Without a doubt, it is extremely disturbing that the former head of Calvin College’s criminal justice program now faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, as reported by The Press on June 29. The college and the Grand Rapids community where he has… continue reading People With Drug Problems Need Help, Not Long Jail Sentences

Gender – Not Race – is Biggest Factor in Violent Behavior

Since The Grand Rapids Press featured an article on black men killing black men, people have weighed in with their analyses of the problem. They’ve presented a myriad of causes such as poor education, poverty, ineffective parenting, racism, etc., but the most common denominator, male… continue reading Gender – Not Race – is Biggest Factor in Violent Behavior