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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 […]

It’s The Masculinity, Stupid!

Running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush refused to acknowledge how the American people were suffering from an economic recession under his administration. To state the obvious, James Carville, an adviser for then candidate, Bill Clinton, coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” This catcall helped Clinton soar to a win, capturing the […]

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 […]