Across the English-speaking world, boys tend to drop out of foreign language study as soon as it is not mandatory.
An ethnomusicologist traces the origins of the practice, from early 20th century 'air conductors' to Joe Cocker's air riffing at Woodstock to the rise of international competitions.
The boxing gym can be a place for young people to escape street life – but it's also the home of a violent sport.
Leonardo's professional life reveals his genius for creating technologies of destruction.
Traditional notions of masculinity affect the health and well-being of men and those around them. Here's how we can challenge these stereotypes.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.
NRL's culture was once one of hyper-masculinity, but it has failed to change wth societal mores – it now finds itself out of step and in need of reform.
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
It's time to address one of the roots of the problem.
After the #me-too inspired Gillette ad, a male therapist says this year's Super Bowl ads were disappointingly mild. But let's not let that stop us from challenging each other.
It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
How do you celebrate masculinity without also acknowledging toxic masculinity in the #metoo era?
Gillette isn't the only male-centric brand to have recently challenged masculine stereotypes. But advertising research can help us understand why it's been getting the most flack.
The backlash against the Gillette ad shows how painfully little distance we as a society have covered since the #MeToo movement.
Why has professional sport become the lens through which so many young men in the Global South are redefining their future?
Men have defended gender segregation by treating women who cross over into male-dominated occupations with scorn and ridicule.
Many young men still believe in traditional ideals of manhood, including fighting back when pushed, never saying no to sex and maintaining dominance over women.
A masculinities scholar weighs-in on the the reverberations of the recent Supreme Court hearings and what he calls a disturbing message of "boys will be boys." Men need to stop validating this lesson.
Men who subscribe to ideological masculinity believe that women's empowerment has left them victimised and discriminated against. And they play out their resentment through violent acts.
A new study of 'clean eating' posts on Instagram has found that men - and muscles - feature more prominently than women.