March 27, I went on this retreat through this thing called the ManKind Project.
Truth mankind project
It was how I saw myself as a man. I came out of the weekend a much better person than the one that arrived on Friday afternoon. March 27, I went on this retreat through this thing called the ManKind Project. Prison inmates are also facilitators in a programme inviting men from the outside into the prison. Its slick website — black and white portraits of men, many of whom have the requisite millennial beard — touts a finding from psychology researchers that most men would rather be electrically shocked than be left alone with their thoughts. The entire room was bawling. Chimezie Uzodinma, 32, an information-technology professional in New York who has been involved with MKP for a decade, credited his weekly group for pulling him out of hopelessness and despair. I found out that even though there were very few that looked like me on the weekend, I knew that some of them I could trust.
Men, who are less likely than women to seek out individual therapy, are increasingly looking for outlets in this fraught cultural moment of political acrimony, widespread economic instability and major societal reckoning over their behavior.
He was my god — I strove to be like him.
For the first time in human history, we have before us the possibility of authentic masculine initiation — an initiation into the global brotherhood.
The authors acknowledge limitations to their research, since they did not have a comparison or control group, which results in various "threats to internal validity"  mentioned by the researchers, primarily historymaturationand selection bias.
I grew up with trust issues as a result of things that impacted me in a negative way. Seeing how many different versions of masculinity there are, helped me accept my version.
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