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'Hypermasculine' attitude in sports may lead to aggression in teenage relationships

BY Shereen Jegtvig for Rueters Magazine, March 2014

Teenage boys who played football, basketball or both were about twice as likely as other boys to have recently abused their girlfriends in a new study from California. 913 more words

“To those who think that bloody noses, torn ears, blackened eyes, bruises or sprains, or an occasional scalp wound are mighty evils, the game must always be an objectionable one.

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audio stage, episode five: julian meyrick

If we paid the true value for our cultural experiences, rather than the discounted value of buying American scripts and British scripts and doing those (because we can do that because we don’t have to translate them and the fit is ‘good enough’, as it were, culturally speaking) if you took that out of the equation and we had to pay the full price of it, we would realise that we’re free-loading on global culture.

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The cover of a 1889 issue of “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper”

“Football is the expression of strength of the Anglo-Saxon. It is the dominant spirit of a dominant race, and to this it owes its popularity and its hopes of permanence” — W. 7 more words

Great Moments in American Masculinity

Why are men always trying to prove their masculinity? At least some of theblame may date back to 1832, when Senator Henry Clay declared the United States “a nation of self-made men.” That seemingly innocuous statement of national pride has some profound psychological implications, contends Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., a sociologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. 735 more words