Boys raped more often than girls – A Voice for Men. Featured, Featured Men's Health, Misandric Culture Boys raped more often than girls Do boys face sexual abuse as children?
According to research, the answer is a very powerful yes. A CDC study in 20051 showed that 1 in 6 boys experienced unwanted sexual contact by the time they reached the age of 18. The number for girls was a bit larger, it was 1 in 4. I am sure that some of you are wondering exactly how the question was worded in order to get to those numbers.
“Four questions from Wyatt36 were adapted to define sexual abuse during childhood and adolescence: “Some people, while they are growing up in their first 18 years of life, had a sexual experience with an adult or someone at least 5 years older than themselves. This wording seems fairly straightforward and accomplishes the important task of not using the word abuse. One study6 used a sample of children, both boys and girls, who DHS had defined as having experienced childhood sexual abuse. The Title of This Article. Revealing the barbershop for what it is: a black man’s safe space. With every snip of the scissors and snatch of his dreadlocks, it’s evident.
Andrew Johnson, standing still, body tense and shoulders round, isn’t having his hair cut. He’s being butchered. Johnson, a New Jersey high school wrestler, showed up to compete last week, but instead was forced by a referee with a racist incident in his past to have his hair chopped off or forfeit the match. Johnson asked to push his hair back as he had done before. How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement – according to our new research. When people hear the word shed, they may think about a rickety wooden building at the bottom of a garden crawling with spiders, filled with old paint tins, a lawnmower and out-of-date weedkiller.
It has also been associated with the term “man cave” – a space where a man spends time on his own, tinkering with junk or avoiding his partner. But our new research found there was more to the humble shed than meets the eye – mainly thanks to a revolutionary social programme which is fighting loneliness. Loneliness is a key challenge for contemporary times and while it can be experienced by people of any age, it can impact older people particularly. The number of people over the age of 65 who live in the UK continues to increase and 3.6m older people live alone.
Age UK found that for many older people their main source of activity is watching television. 'We've had a lot of young deaths': Outback WA men's shed warns younger men at risk. Posted earlier today at 2:48amMon 23 Apr 2018, 2:48am A men's shed in Kambalda in outback Western Australia hopes to recruit more younger men to help them cope with what its older members say are the financial and emotional pressures behind a number of suicides in the community.
The men's shed movement has long been important in helping particularly older men in warding off loneliness and depression in regional areas. But members of the Kambalda men's shed say they are concerned that men in their 30s and 40s do not have anywhere to turn when life becomes too much to bear. Treasurer Jim Hollis said he believes his generation never had to struggle with the same pressures that younger men today must cope with. "We're desperately trying to get the guys in their 40s. "I know that those people are under a lot of stress — way more than what we were at the same age. While anyone can join, the membership at the Kambalda shed is mainly made up of older retirees in the community. Why we need more men-only spaces. If that offends women, I’m sorry.
But these places aren’t for you, no more than the Women’s Institute is for us. It’s not only healthy for men to let off steam in same-sex groups, there’s a deadly serious point behind this, too. Mental health charity CALM recently reported that male suicide is both at a 15-year high and has become the biggest killer of men aged 20-49. Yes, Men Really Do Need Safe Spaces - Ancient Roman temple resurrected beneath London - CNN.
Nearly 2,000 years after the temple was frequented by the all-male members of an exclusive, enigmatic cult, it has now been faithfully restored and opened to the public.
Visitors descend into a dimly lit cave beneath the new London headquarters of business news outlet Bloomberg. The temple slowly comes to life as torch light flickers and a recording of a low chanting fills the room. Channels of light and haze extend from the rocky ruins, recreating shadowy columns to give the impression of the temple's superstructure. A light display in the recess of the temple depicts the cult statue of Mithras slaying a bull, an image that was the central icon of the cult. It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth, and even some nakedness. Demystifying Mithras "Most mithraea were windowless," explains Jackson. Nypost. Barber turns barbershops into safe spaces for men to talk about mental health.
Paul, a self-employed decorator, suffering from depression after his marriage broke down around the same time as his business collapsed.
‘I just felt really detached from myself. I didn’t feel like me, I would drive to work and cry uncontrollably in the car for no reason I could identify. I would sit for hours just staring into nothingness, thinking of nothing and achieving nothing which was really difficult for me as I had always been a very productive person. ‘Then it started to escalate, I couldn’t work out the point in me being alive and felt it wouldn’t make any difference if I was dead or alive. ‘I would be cooking in the kitchen and whenever I picked up a sharp knife I would obsessively think about stabbing myself in the stomach with it. Where Do We Go to Talk About Men Stuff in the 21st Century? - The Decline of Male Space. Men's Sheds: Easing isolation and loneliness in Wales.
For generations, a shed has been known as a man's haven - a place where he can escape to mend, fix and tinker with things.
Now, it is at the heart of an organisation in Wales hoping to prevent isolation and loneliness among men. Tucked away from the main road in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, is a small, plain concrete building. While it might look insignificant to anyone passing by, for the 12 members of The Den it is a welcome space. Inside, I find five of them chatting away over a cup of tea and coffee - planks of wood, gardening gloves, tools and benches fill the room. They meet in this shed - technically a garage temporarily lent to them by the local church - every Thursday afternoon.
Mike Wright, 68, from Thornhill, started The Den with co-founder Gareth Powell along with support from Men's Sheds Cymru. "We were looking for something that would help address the problem of isolation in the community amongst men," Mr Wright explained. Image copyright The Den Image copyright Thinkstock. ‘Men’s Shed’ Research Update: all articles 2015- July 2016. Men’s Shed Research Published Internationally, 2015 to mid 2016 Adjunct Professor Barry Golding The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men book published in 2015 (Barry Golding, Ed: Champaign: Common Ground) lists all literature (103 total articles) about Men’s Sheds published between 1995 and 2014 (Table 9, pages 423-421).
The table below lists all literature (21 articles: 18 published in 2015, 3 published to July 2016) published in the 18 months between January 2015 and July 2016 thatincludes ‘Men’s Shed’ in the title. Home - Australian Men's Shed Asscociation. Move out of the man cave and into the shed: UBC researcher – Okanagan Men's Shed. Why a Men's Shed Is a Good Idea by. It's no secret that many older men face serious challenges when it comes to healthy social connections.
Traditionally, women often maintain a family's social connections. If a man loses his wife through death or divorce, then staying connected can become a serious challenge. In the U.S. and the U.K., nearly 1 in 3 people who are older than 65 live alone; and in the U.S., half of those who are over 85 live by themselves. Loneliness has become problematic for seniors, and a variety of researchers have discovered that feeling isolated can have almost twice the impact as obesity on an early death. According to John Cacioppo, co-author of "Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection," the ache of loneliness can be equivalent to physical pain. The dawn of USA Sheds – UK Men's Sheds Association. At the launch of his book, The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men, Professor Barry Golding described the origins of the Men’s Sheds Movement, in the late 1990’s in Australia, as being like the tributaries of a river that rose in different places but came together to create a powerful river of considerable force.
History could be about to repeat itself in the USA almost 20 years later. An Australian Company Is About To Open A New Co-Working Space "Exclusive To Men" A pair of Brisbane entrepreneurs have announced an “innovative way to address male related social issues” through the establishment of Australia’s first co-working space exclusive to men. Because if there’s one thing the startup sector needs it’s a blanket ban on women. Nomadic Thinkers has the backing of six investors and will operate through a “hybridised co-working model with a gym space.”
Membership of the space and the gym is open only to men. The founders have acknowledged that the creation of a gender-restricted co-working space “is bound to ruffle some feathers.” Barber shop for men only causes furore. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Long Beach barbershop Hawleywood only serves men and is currently being taken to court over their service policy.
Review: Where Men Hide – Inequality by (Interior) Design. Alright, so this is a bit of an essentialist text, but the images are amazing. The book is the result of a collaboration between James Twitchell (an English and advertising professor at the University of Florida) and Ken Ross (a photographer). Professor Twitchell happened upon an article that mentioned a recent showing of Ross’ photography as he was waiting to get his hair cut. Why we need more men-only spaces. If that offends women, I’m sorry. But these places aren’t for you, no more than the Women’s Institute is for us. It’s not only healthy for men to let off steam in same-sex groups, there’s a deadly serious point behind this, too. Yes, Men Really Do Need Safe Spaces - Men Are Good and so are Male Only Spaces. I want to introduce you to a new hero of mine, a man named Johnny Shanahan.
Johnny runs barber shops in Ireland and Great Britain. He decided that he wanted his shops to be male only. An Ear for Men: Men only please. Recently there was a comment placed here, a quite supportive one actually, from a female. I have removed it. In the lead up to the launch of this site it was my intention to try, as best as possible, to make this male space. That means no content from women, and no comments as well. That brings up some logistical and social issues. Male space is an inside job. Men are good and so are men-only spaces: Part two. Part One of this series described numerous male spaces that over the past 40 years have been dismantled.
Nearly all of the examples of male spaces had something important in common: they focused on all-male groups who gathered to be supportive to women and the culture at large. The armed forces, police, and firemen are obvious examples of men being of service. The Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary are also obvious examples of men gathering in male spaces to be helpful to women and society.
These spaces harmonized with men’s traditional provide-and-protect role. Even the all-male colleges could be seen as ultimately preparing young men to be of service to women and societye, especially the military academies.