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MENZ in the Reader’s Digest

Filed under: General,Men's Health — JohnPotter @ 9:27 pm Sun 2nd April 2006

MENZ in Reader's Digest
The March 2006 New Zealand Reader’s Digest has an article titled ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’, which has a list of resources that includes this web site!

It says (not very accurately):

Lots of links and an online forum. Runs support meetings in Auckland.

But hey, who’s complaining? Welcome to any new readers who arrive by way of the Digest!

The article is worth reading, and male-friendly:

Although emotions have long been considered a female trademark, men report feelings as often as woman, and describe their experiences of emotion similarly. In an analysis of the emotional intelligence of 500,000 adults, men rated just as high in emotional awareness. In studies of married couples, husbands proved as attuned to their mate’s stress levels as wives – and just as capable of offering support.

A second article, ‘I love you mate’, explores the relationships men have with each other:

“Men often know one another’s deepest feelings by a look or a nod, not by talking.”


  1. This was the way men learnt to communicate. While hunting for dinosaurs, there could be no noise. Men learnt to trust instincts of what they saw of each other

    Comment by Alastair — Sun 2nd April 2006 @ 9:36 pm

  2. Alastair wrote:

    While hunting for dinosaurs

    Thank goodness they got them all eh?

    Comment by JohnP — Sun 2nd April 2006 @ 9:43 pm

  3. They haven’t got me yet!

    Comment by Stephen — Mon 3rd April 2006 @ 3:00 am

  4. I don’t need to hug a man to feel his warmth either. I get a good indication from a good hand shake and a mans face as to his true feelings. Some men get it better from a hug and that’s fine. Jesus was betrayed with a kiss which is why outward symbols of love mean sweet fuck all.

    Comment by triassic — Mon 3rd April 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  5. I was betrayed by a kiss from my ex …

    Comment by Al D Rado — Mon 3rd April 2006 @ 4:57 pm

  6. et tu brute? 😛

    Comment by tonyf — Wed 5th April 2006 @ 9:56 am

  7. Reader’s Digest reporter Nicole Wraight emailed me:

    I see you mention some of our articles from the March 2006 issue – although you believe it was ‘inaccurate’.

    Would you please share with me what exactly was inaccurate? We pride ourselves in getting factual information to our readers and hope we can clear up any mistakes.

    I replied:
    The information you gave about MENZ was incorrect – we do not run meetings in Auckland. I used to be involved with the meetings run by Men’s Center North Shore in Northcote, but have not done so for over a year.

    Unfortunately, they haven’t paid the bill for their domain name registration, so I am unable to direct you to their web site.

    I should have made this clear in my comments, and when I get a moment I will add a note to this effect. I appreciate you giving us a mention.

    Comment by JohnP — Wed 5th April 2006 @ 8:26 pm

  8. Here’s a thought : Why is it that the way women communicate considered to be the ONLY way to communicate ?

    Or is it that we just aren’t heard …

    Comment by Moose — Thu 6th April 2006 @ 2:23 am

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