men

We found some of the most prominent stereotypes of men in film and TV. Some of these are so common, it is hard to think of a male character that isn’t one (or a combination of a few).

Advertising messages are full of stereotypes - for both women and men. Many commercials and ads create a very negative picture of masculinity. Men are taught not to express their emotions, to be dishonest, and to remain isolated from others.

If there's a place in hell for women who don't help one another, there should be a place in heaven for men who promote women's equality. Or so say our friends over at the 3% Movement.

The Sunday morning talk shows set the agenda in many ways. For years, media critics have pointed out that the guests discussing and debating tend to be men - even when the issues at hand might concern women more than guys. The latest numbers show little improvement except in Nerdland.

Nobody likes to be put into a stereotype. Women have long suffered the cliches of modern advertising, but a therapist concerned about men's emotional health feels that stereotypes of masculinity are hurting men--and society.

What do a guy from the Bronx, a 70-year-old recently divorced man and a father of six have in common? A new documentary explores the world of female masking--men who transform themselves into dolls by squeezing into wearable female body-suit. Vagina and breasts included.

Scientists say a new way to block the transportation of sperm during ejaculation may lead to a contraceptive for men. But don't get too excited, the availability of such a miracle drug could be 10 years away.

Meet the Bronies. These are adult male fans of the animated series, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Times are changing and these dudes take their fandom seriously. They have a convention, "BronyCon" and they've inspired two documentaries.

Women can be just as corrupt as the next bribe-taker, says new research. But that's only if corruption is considered okay. However, in countries where dirty-dealing is frowned upon, women tend to obey the rules.

Men want pretty and girls want rich, when it comes to mating. Although people might say they're looking for those qualities, in real life, men and women both like looks and earning power pretty much equally. And they pick people they like.

"According to DDB Worldwide Communications Group's Life Style Study, 27 percent of men are a different person when they're online, versus 18 percent of women," reports Adweek's Lucia Moses. "Guys are also more likely than women to have online friendships with people they've never met and to prefer anonymity online." Check out Adweek's visualization of this data (and more).
There's a new “man aisle” in a grocery story in one of my old haunts, the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The New York Post reports that the store COO and CEO conceived of the idea after reading a study showing that 31% of men now shop for their families, compared to 14% in the 1980s. Ironically, the man aisle they designed doesn’t suggest that men are productive and useful members of their families. Instead, it reinforces the notion that men are all about leisure.

We're told that men's minds are so immersed in thoughts of sex that it can become a full-time preoccupation. Think of James Bond's sexual exploits, Cola Cola's "bigger is better" campaign, and the folklore that men think about sex every seven seconds (which would amount to more than 8,000 thoughts about sex a day). But according to a recent study from Ohio State University, young men think about sex 19 times per day. They also have other regular, needs-based thoughts about eating and sleeping.