Sunday, December 14, 2008

2008 runners-up posted

The 2008 runners up are posted. One is a news article about men who eat lunch together, and the other is a study of male friendships by a social work professor.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Still on 2007 awards

Without much input from global contributors yet, the Caring Guys Arts and Media Awards
for positive and healthy portrayals of men's friendships is seeking nominations for 2008.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Basketball injuries and men trying to do something good

Here is another story about the limits of masculinity.
I attended a greeting card making activity with a woman's philanthropic organization. Although it was open to everyone, I was the only male. The host of the gathering described a situation where the women’s husbands got together to play basketball, which resulted in many of them getting injured.

The Caring Guys Arts and Media Awards is not trying to get rid of
athletics. It's about finding social and healthy options.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Main character dumps male friend to pick up female

Around Thanksgiving time last year, I was watching a movie with some of my immediate relatives.

Near the beginning of the movie, the main male character is with a male friend in his car after a confrontation involving another male and his girlfriend, who chose to leave, on the outskirts of town. The main character has a discussion with his friend in the car about the woman, and the next moment shows the main character offering a ride the women from the confrontation scene with the male friend presumably left behind to walk home.

Can movie writers do better than that?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Homeless men, men's friendships

The times that I have volunteered at soup kitchens, usually the majority of the people coming for meals were men.

The majority of advertisements that I have also seen for roommates are for women to stay with other women. One time I saw a man posting a sign advertising for a female roommate, and I asked him why he was looking for a female roommate. He said that he just preferred a female roommate.

With the goal of this site to help promote role models for healthy male friendships, it would be great for that to impact homelessness.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

An alternative way to dealing with feminism

It appears as if there is a strong resistance and some backlash to the new opportunities that many women now have in their lives.

Improving the ways in which men interact with each other so that men can find social and emotional support without denying women freedom seems like a good way to go.

Where are the men's groups?

Do you or a man that you know need a prostate cancer support group?

Do you or a man that you know want to find a childrens play group that is friendly to
single or stay at home dads?

Do you or a man that you know want to find a support group for divorced or widowed men?

Do you or a man that you know want to be involved in a charitable organization
where men talk to each other and contribute to society?

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Caring Guys Arts and Media Awards

The purpose of this blog is to support the Caring Guys Arts and Media Awards related to men's friendships shown in the arts and media.

Finding portrayals of a positive masculinity
because the violence, senseless rivalries,and isolation cannot end without a replacement.