Changing Our Masculine Coding

Changing Our Masculine Coding

Changing Our Masculine Coding Wow, well, what a couple of weeks for masculinity, wouldn’t you say? Between Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford smoking crack and the Miami Dolphins locker room, we have been inundated with sordid tales of poisonous masculinity, and many people are now asking, “What does it mean to be a man?” Is Rob Ford’s cracked-out anger a sign of masculinity? Is Richie Incognito’s

Halloween is a War

Halloween is a War

Halloween will be here before we know it, and soon the streets will be swarming with costumed kids begging for candy. Music will be pumping throughout houses and apartments, as people throw what are arguably the most enjoyable parties of the year. Masked strangers will make out in cramped corners. Scantily clad vixens will drop to dub step. Ghosted-up bros will toast to the kind

In death, there can be no pussies

In death, there can be no pussies

Although the shutdown is in full effect, leaving many in that limbo lurch, the world hasn’t stopped, well, dying. Biology can’t be shut down, nor can the machinations of fate. We die, and that’s all there is to it. All that really matters is HOW we die. Do we die like men, or do we die like pussies? Yes, pussies. Will cowardice swim in your

Do we need to redefine what it means to be a man? What does masculinity mean to you?

Do we need to redefine what it means to be a man? What does masculinity mean to you?

Masculinity…the word can lift or crush a man’s confidence. Either you have it or you don’t. Nah, it’s more complicated than that. Really, it is. Guys, what do you really know about masculinity? Can you define it? The simplest definition is as follows: “a set of qualities, characteristics or roles generally considered typical of, or appropriate to, a man.” Thanks Wikipedia for that enlightening definition,

Living your Dream or Living your Goal

Living your Dream or Living your Goal

Some say:  “That guy is Living his dream”…  I say that is almost a little passive as a dream sounds so pleasurable and ‘not particularly much work’.  In Cheyne Wall’s case, I would say he is living his Goal. From guyMystique’s sister network Sport City Chefs comes interview with Cheyne Walls, an athlete turned photographer, and how his vision and on-target focus with true ‘guy

Finding Sleep on a Restless night, I seek Terra Firma of the mind

Finding Sleep on a Restless night, I seek Terra Firma of the mind

It’s late. I am falling asleep, but I can’t get to sleep.  I could sheep, but the part of my head that is still awake wants more. Movies in my mind, complete with short trailers of each of today’s happenings.  Maybe if I am lucky my next dream will be a ‘new release’ of desired events to come.  My mind struggles to bring up an