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Trump Brings Toxic Masculinity Front and Center

At the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy, we work to expose toxic and other wayward masculinities, increase understanding, and help men find a new and healthier masculinity. The ongoing presidential campaign provides an excellent example of what mascupathy – a disease of masculinity – can look like. Donald Trump’s uniquely outlandish and […]

Flood and Donaldson at American Men’s Studies Association Conference

When the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) holds its 24th annual conference from March 31 – April 3 this year, Charlie Donaldson and Randy Flood will be in attendance, sharing their work on mascupathy. The conference theme, “(Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities” is the perfect occasion for them to offer insights into […]

Society and Sexually-frustrated Young Men

When Bill Maher made the statement that mass shootings are being committed by sexually-frustrated young men, I took the opportunity to agree and move the conversation forward. In response to your New Rules commentary of October 16, I just wanted to say “thank you.” It’s terrific that you, too, are tired of the timeworn explanations […]

Manly Games and Mascupathic Behavior

Politics has been rightly called a blood sport, a manly game, but seldom have we seen more hyper-masculine bravura and blood-letting than in the most recent Republican debates. The Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy is not a political organization; we do not side with one party or the other. However, calling out […]

Randy Flood steps into body-shaming conversation

In a recent column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elizabeth Wellington takes on the topic of well-honed female bodies and body-shaming. Written in response to several verbal attacks on tennis pro, Serena Williams, Wellington comments, “So, every time women embrace their power, we have to strip them of their femininity? How insulting.” Why is that? “‘Men […]

Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Assault

A comprehensive article in the March 8 issue of the Grand Rapids Press,  Hurt twice: Society questions validity of male sex assault, domestic violence victims, examines how society views male victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. In their interviews with the author, Randy Flood and Carla Blinkhorn, CEO of the YWCA West Central Michigan […]

Corporate Mascupathy

Is there such as thing as “corporate mascupathy?” Let’s start with the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision that states that corporations are people. Let’s then take the next step and see that corporations exhibit human qualities, and let’s recognize that companies frequently manifest the worst of human qualities, acting like bullies, thugs and, to use […]