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Breakthrough in understanding male infertility
Newcastle University experts have identified the importance of gene, RBMXL2, which is similar to an infertility gene found on the Y chromosome, in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm. (2019-01-23)
The feminization of men leads to a rise in homophobia
Before the feminist revolution, men built their masculinity on traits that opposed those assigned to women. (2019-01-22)
Why you should be concerned about Oprah Winfrey when introducing an innovation
New research by Bocconi University's Paola Cillo and Gaia Rubera with Texas A&M's David Griffith asserts that the reaction of large individual investors to innovation is an important component of stock returns, their reaction to innovation depends on their national culture, and there is a way to segment large individual investors and pitch innovation to them accordingly. (2019-01-22)
How kindergartens serve as 'gendergartens'
Sociologists at the Higher School of Economics showed that preschool education has its own hidden curriculum: kindergarten teachers transmit social norms to children, including conservative ideas of femininity and masculinity. (2018-12-21)
Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces
Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2018-12-07)
Media portrayals of black men contribute to police violence, Rutgers study says
Negative portrayals in the news media affect how police treat black men in the United States, according to a Rutgers School of Public Health study. (2018-11-29)
Meeting the challenge of engaging men in HIV prevention and treatment
A new commentary from National Institutes of Health scientists asserts that engaging men in HIV prevention and care is essential to the goal of ending the HIV pandemic. (2018-11-29)
What's in the man box? Increased violence & suicidal thoughts
An Australian study has revealed the dangers of 'toxic masculinity' for men aged 18 to 30 and those around them. (2018-10-16)
Corruption is hard to hide if you're a politician whose face is wide
A new study shows that people can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at portraits of the politicians. (2018-09-12)
No 'changing room moment' for men as they age
Men, unlike women, do not suffer from the 'changing room moment' when they suddenly realise they are too old for certain types of clothes, according to new research from the University of Kent. (2018-09-06)
People who embrace traditional masculinity beliefs less likely to report rape
Even in cases where a rape has clearly taken place, traditional beliefs and assumptions about masculinity can cause both witnesses and victims to be uncertain about reporting it, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University at New York. (2018-09-05)
Online forum may provide specialized suicide prevention support for males
An analysis of posts made by males to a subreddit for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts suggests that the online forum may function, for some males, as a safe space to anonymously share vulnerabilities and receive gender-specific support. (2018-08-13)
Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying
When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. (2018-08-12)
Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat
Images of baby animals reduces people's appetite for meat say researchers, who found that the effect is much stronger for women than for men. (2018-08-01)
Not all diversity is equally beneficial
Experts from the Higher School of Economics have determined that cultural diversity is beneficial for team performance in eSports, while language and experience diversity negatively affect performance. (2018-06-29)
Self-care and social ties can help men recover from the suicide of a loved one
New UBC research suggests that male values like self-care and protecting family and friends can help men deal with the emotional trauma of losing a friend or family member to suicide. (2018-06-20)
Study: Today's dads are engaging more with their kids
Whether it's physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles. (2018-06-12)
Women's preference for masculine faces not linked with hormones
Data from almost 600 participants show that women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary according to their hormone levels, in contrast with some previous research. (2018-05-07)
Who (really) wants gaydar to be accurate anyway?
Heterosexual men want their sexuality to be known when meeting someone for the first time more than any other sexual orientation group, a new study in the Journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, reports. (2018-04-25)
Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities
Contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and Intensions Consulting, a Vancouver-based market research firm. (2018-04-25)
Social values of masculinity and honor fuel contact with mafia-type groups
Adherence to masculine honor among young Italian men is a strong indication they are likely to engage in contact with the mafia-type groups, new research led by a University of Kent psychologist has shown. (2018-04-19)
Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from emotional distress
Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new study.The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends. (2018-02-15)
In the blink of an eye: People perceive sex ratio & threat of group in less than a second
New research from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) shows people perceive the sex ratio of a group, and decide if the group is threatening or not, in half a second. (2017-12-07)
White male gun owners with money stress more likely to be morally attached to their guns
White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. (2017-11-27)
What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?
When a woman chooses not to take her husband's surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. (2017-11-21)
Study documents ethnic and gender differences in youths' developing gender identity
The extent to which youths feel typical of their gender and the pressure they feel to conform to traditional gender roles are related to adolescents' well-being. (2017-11-14)
'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day attraction
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive, according to new research. (2017-11-14)
What characteristics do school shooters share?
Boys involved in school shootings often struggle to live up to what they perceive as their school's ideals surrounding masculinity. (2017-10-19)
Young men are getting more out of 'bromances' than romances
Young men's 'bromances,' close friendships with other men, are more emotionally satisfying than their romantic relationships with women, finds a study out today in Men and Masculinities (a SAGE Publishing journal). (2017-10-12)
Macho pursuits dominate assessments of risky behavior, reinforcing gender stereotypes
Women can be just as risky as men -- or even riskier -- when the conventional macho measures of daring -- such as betting vast sums on a football game -- are replaced by less stereotypical criteria, according to new research led by the University of Exeter. (2017-10-05)
Survey reveals widespread bias in astronomy and planetary science
In an online survey about their workplace experiences, 88 percent of academics, students, postdoctoral researchers and administrators in astronomy and planetary science reported hearing, experiencing or witnessing negative language or harassment relating to race, gender or other physical characteristics at work within the last five years. (2017-07-10)
Tech company video ads still dominated by white males
Consumer tech companies that are serious about attracting more women and people from minority groups into their workforce might want to revisit the video advertisements featured on their websites. (2017-06-27)
Bromances flourish thanks to changing anti-gay sentiments
A decline in homophobia is allowing young men to embrace the benefits of a non-sexual bromance with close male friends. (2017-05-02)
Sexist and anti-gay jokes: It's all about men feeling threatened
Why do some men crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not? (2017-04-20)
New study looks at LGBT allies in college sports
The sports world has not always been considered inviting for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. (2017-01-30)
Pubic hair grooming linked to heightened sexually transmitted infection risk
Pubic hair grooming is linked to a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, finds research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2016-12-05)
Sexism may be harmful to men's mental health
Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2016-11-21)
Cooking and masculinity in Sweden
In a newly published study in The Sociological Review, researchers from Uppsala University and Stockholm University have explored how everyday domestic cooking is part of a (self-)understanding of men in Sweden and how the expressed sociality of cooking is intertwined with masculinity. (2016-11-21)
Competence matters more than gender for women running for office
This election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. (2016-11-01)
Older men cling to 1950s, '60s blueprint of masculinity
As men age, they continue to follow dominant ideas of masculinity learned as youth, leaving them unequipped for the assaults of old age, according to a new study. (2016-10-19)
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