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How are men adapting to new attitudes and ideas about manhood? What are fathers and mentors doing to raise kind, strong, emotionally intelligent sons and daughters? What are men saying to one another about gay rights and homophobia? Where are men and women finding common ground in working for gender justice? What is happening today with men and masculinity? Those are just some of the questions Voice Male has been exploring since its first issue in 1983.

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Nonviolent Men: The New Silent Majority
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Men and Boys for Gender Justice

From New York to New Delhi

By Rob Okun

Entitled menchildren in the National Football League spark renewed attention to the epidemic of domestic violence and child abuse. Brave young women speaking truth to power demand action to halt sexual assaults on college campuses. Pioneering profeminist men from around the world gather in India to engage men and boys to promote gender equality.

In the ongoing effort to transform manhood, the pace has been accelerating. From the White House to the 50-yard line, from Kolkata to Cape Town, the call for men to change, to be allies with women in the work of ending gender-based violence and redefining manhood, is growing louder. From the Obama administration’s ItsOnUs campaign to the Emma Watson–supported United Nations’ HeforShe, opportunities are also growing for men to add our voices to the global conversation about men and masculinities. By the time summer ended, I was feeling the need to slow down, to reflect on what’s been unfolding on the dizzying, windy road to gender justice.

I got my wish to decelerate on the weekend of the autumn equinox. I had been invited to participate in a weekend gathering at the Omega Institute, whose women’s leadership conference for the first time in its 12-year history included men. › Continue reading

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014 Editor's Blog No Comments

Nonviolent Men: The New Silent Majority

“Women want a men’s movement. We are literally dying for it.”
—Gloria Steinem

It’s way past time to put on the pads, guys. We’ve got to put our shoulders to the wheel of change if we’re going to stop domestic and sexual violence. Are you ready to suit up for the big game? Except, of course, it ain’t no game; the lives of our daughters and sisters, wives and mothers are on the line. › Continue reading

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Friday, September 19th, 2014 Editor's Blog, Front Page No Comments

In the War to Protect Masculinity, Hamas and Israel Make Strange Bedfellows

Benjamin Netanyahu and Khaled Meshaal

 

“A man’s got to do, what a man’s got to do. And a country’s got to do what a country’s got to do.” —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, July 21, 2014 interview on NBC News

Amid weeks of horror and unconscionable suffering in the Gaza Strip there is a truth hiding in plain sight: Wild West manhood is being played out in the Middle East. Shoot first; ask questions never. Tough talkin’ man up bluster, both from Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—poster boys for a strain of masculinity so toxic it’s infected thousands of young men on both sides. › Continue reading

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 Editor's Blog No Comments