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International Men’s Day: 3 Ways To Celebrate Men on International Men’s Day

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor  International Men’s Day is a holiday celebrated on Nov. 19 every year. It was initiated in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a professor at the University of The West Indies, and the holiday has now spread to over 70 countries.  According to the website National Today, International Men’s Day focuses on “men’s health, improving gender relations, highlighting male role models, and promoting positive expressions of masculinity” […]

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International Men’s Day: How IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot Explores the Toxic Expectations of Masculinity with “Samaritans”

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist As KTSW airs its day-long Brocast in celebration of International Men’s Day, and with British rock band IDLES hot off the heels of their fourth record Crawler, now is a great time to look back at their song “Samaritans,” a track that dives into society’s interpretation of masculinity and the harm it can cause to people of all genders. IDLES lead singer Joe Talbot has […]

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International Men’s Day: A Man’s Femininity

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributer Societal norms, for hundreds of years, often say that men can only be men if they have masculine qualities and disregard any feminine qualities. Our society has become more open and accepting as a whole, but not completely. What is femininity? Femininity is a set of qualities and characteristics that society deems associated with women. Often, these traits are associated with motherhood like being […]

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Harry Styles Breaks Gender Norms in Fashion on the Cover of Vogue

By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Last week, I woke up to the news that Harry Styles is to be featured on the cover of Vogue’s December issue, and I have not stopped talking about it since (neither has Twitter). This appearance makes Styles the first man to appear solo on the cover of American Vogue in the magazine's 128-year history. The news came just in time for International Men’s Day and […]

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International Men’s Day: End Toxic Masculinity!

By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager Toxic masculinity is the idea of adhering to traditional male gender roles that stigmatize and work to invalidate the -very much- valid emotions, passions and preferences of men and boys. As a society, we’ve made great strides in recognizing women’s issues and collectively working to deconstruct the patriarchy. However, it seems that society has just recently reached the point of recognizing toxic masculinity and working […]

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Stopping the Stigma: International Men’s Day

By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor  International Men’s Day (IMD) was initiated by Thomas Oaster, the director of the Missouri Center for Men’s Studies, in 1992, although it was formed a year earlier. However, calls for an International Men's Day have been noted since at least the 1960s. While now officially celebrated annually on November 19, the day focuses on men’s health, promoting positive expressions of masculinity, and much more. Despite […]

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The Importance of Men’s Health

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor There tends to be a focus on women’s health purely because of the array of controversial healthcare needs which affect them almost exclusively, but this often overshadows the health issues men face today. The standard put on boys and men to appear untouchable only enforces the taboo factor of men’s health. But men are just as affected by bodily and mental changes as women and […]

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Bobcat Radio Celebrates International Men’s Day

By Garrett MartinSports Director Part I Part II Bobcat Radio is a 30-minute specialty show discussing everything Texas State and San Marcos sports.  Three staff members jump on the mics three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and discuss sports.  A guest joins each episode, namely a coach, player or figure close to the athletic programs at Texas State and San Marcos High School.   On this […]

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Top 5 Male Health Problems

By Arlett RamirezAssistant Web Content Manager International Men’s Day (IMD) is celebrated on Nov. 19 and it promotes the positive values that men bring to their families, communities and the world. This day also brings awareness to issues that men face.  Did you know that women outlive men in almost every society? In developed countries, the average life expectancy for women is 79 years and for men it’s 72 years. […]

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