In the Cave of the Teenagers

In the Cave of the Teenagers

By Freya Manfred In the cave of the teenagers our sons screech and caw in crow-harsh cadences until I thrust my head inside to beg Continue reading »

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Keeping Quiet

Keeping Quiet

By Robert Bly A friend of mine says that every war Is some violence in childhood coming closer. Those whoppings in the shed weren’t a Continue reading »

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Books

Books

Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality Edited by Michael Flood with Richard Howson Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015 315 pages, £52.99 Engaging Men in Building Gender Continue reading »

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Mail Bonding

Mail Bonding

Deep and Important I passed on the latest issue of Voice Male to a friend who taught at my father’s school in the 1960s, does Continue reading »

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Fall 2015: Men @ Work

Fall 2015: Men @ Work

Coaching for Change After their parents, sports coaches have a major influence on many children’s lives. In the difficult arena of gender-based violence, it’s the Continue reading »

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Statue of a revolver with a twisted barrel.

What is Nonviolence Anyhow?

By Tom Hastings What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh Continue reading »

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World Leaders Pledge to Close Gender Gap

Some 80 world leaders made a commitment on behalf of their governments to end discrimination against women by 2030 and announced they would take concrete Continue reading »

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Conceived of by A CALL TO MEN to honor Joe Ehrmann’s decades of activism on behalf of boys and men, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ehrmann (center) in September by, from the left: Ted Bunch of A CALL TO MEN, Neil Irvin, Men Can Stop Rape, Tony Porter, A CALL TO MEN, Ulester Douglas, Men Stopping Violence, and Jeff O’Brien, Mentors in Violence Prevention. Missing: Alexia Gallagher, director, NFL Foundation; Michael Kimmel, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities; and Jackson Katz, Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies.

Joe Ehrmann: Courageous Enough to Be Vulnerable

When Joe Ehrmann, coach, pastor, activist, and retired NFL lineman, received a lifetime achievement award at a national conference on sports culture and domestic and Continue reading »

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When Are Men’s Threats Threatening?

When Are Men’s Threats Threatening?

By Rus Ervin Funk The Supreme Court ruled in June that a man who used social media to make explicit violent comments directed at his Continue reading »

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Dressed in suits, button-down shirts and bow ties while serving up plenty of bravado, 34 juniors and seniors from Illinois’ Central High School recently created a short video called “Suit & Tie in the 217” to combat the negative stereotypes they face regularly.

Why Black Males Need to Identify Racial-Sexism Against Them

By T. Hasan Johnson Racial-sexism against Black males takes place at every age. It’s institutional. Black male toddlers and boys often experience racial-sexism in school, Continue reading »

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A Gay Husband’s Open Letter to Kim Davis

A Gay Husband’s Open Letter to Kim Davis

Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case that established nationwide marriage equality recently, wrote an open letter to defiant Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Continue reading »

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Understanding Trans Lives

Respecting Identity and the Right to be Real By Damon Hastings Reading Zoe Dolan’s memoir, There Is Room for You (see sidebar), prompted Voice Male’s Continue reading »

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Can a Man Be a Human Being?

By Allan G. Johnson Since publication of my novel, The First Thing and the Last, a story of domestic violence told from a woman’s point Continue reading »

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Lakisha Briggs, survivor, standing outside of her home.

Domestic Violence Survivors Targeted by “Nuisance” Evictions

By Eleanor J. Bader To an outsider looking in, Alice and James would have seemed like a typical Manhattan couple, both professionals and parents of Continue reading »

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Cartoon of man breathing fire on family.

Abusive Men Describe the Benefits of Violence

By Chuck Derry For many years, I facilitated courtmandated groups for men who batter. In the early 1980s we were concentrating on healthy relationship skills Continue reading »

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Boys, Porn, and Raising Good Men

By Kathleen Kempke I’ve worked in the antiviolence field since 1980—in rape crisis centers as an educator, advocate, director and board member of two state Continue reading »

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Fall 2015 Edition

Fall 2015 Edition

Discussion About the Cover Can a Man be a Human Being? Boys, Porn, and Raising Good Men Understanding Transgender Lives The Racial-Sexism Black Males Face

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"Be a Man" spray painted in red on a distressed wall.

The Three Scariest Words a Boy Will Ever Hear

By Joe Ehrmann It’s rare that a man makes it through life without being told, at least once, “Be a man.” To Joe Ehrmann, a Continue reading »

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God Responds to Kim Davis

Voice Male magazine, a publication chronicling the profeminist men’s movement, reports that it has come into possession of a memo from God to Kim Davis, the Continue reading »

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