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Fall 2017 Edition

A Journey from Male Privilege Remembering Harry Brod Challenging India’s Marital Rape Law Ten Must-Read Books About White Masculinity and the Rise of Trump Features When Two Generations of Men’s Groups Meet Tom Weiner For three decades, Tom Weiner has been part of a western Massachusetts men’s group (that’s been meeting for even longer). He is currently writing a book about men’s and women’s support groups, emphasizing the purposes they serve for their members and their role in society. Gender, War, and Male “Disadvantage” By Michael Flood and David Duriesmith Men’s rights advocates (MRAs) complain that war is an...

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Summer 2017 Edition

The End of Patriarchy Daddy, Where Are You? The Misogyny of a Failed President Middle East Men: Ready for Gender Equality? Features TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media and Congress… and Won! Riki Wilchins Middle East Men and Gender Equality: Tradition and Modernity at a Crossroads Gary Barker and Alexa Hassink Masculinity, Machismo and Corruption Héctor Portillo and Sebastián Molano Will Men Ever Do Half of the World’s Childcare? Alexa Hassink and Brian Heilman Patriarchy Unmasked Robert Jensen Wrestling with “Required Masculinity” Carl Erikson A Call to Men to Embrace Gender Equality Abhijit Das...

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Spring 2017 Edition

The MenEngage Gender Equality Issue with reports from: Brazil, Congo, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sweden, & Uganda Features Young Men’s Journey to Gender Equality in Kosovo by Maike Dafeld Besnik Leka promotes gender equality with CARE International’s Young Men Initiative in Kosovo. In an interview with Maike Dafeld, editor of Balkan Perspectives, he reveals why gender equality is closely linked to dealing with the past, and shares his personal motivations for working for gender equality. Changing Congo Men’s Attitudes on Gender Begins at Home By Odette Asha with Inge Vreeke “I couldn’t accept my share of his will if...

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Fall 2016 Edition

A Warrior’s Return South African Men’s Gender Justice Chorus The Long and Winding Road to Women’s Equality Beyond “Absent” and “Deadbeat” Dads Features Men’s Voices in South Africa’s Gender Justice Chorus Amanda Pickett In South Africa, every six hours a woman is killed by her intimate partner. To say that gender-based violence is a problem in the country is a gross understatement. Its roots are woven into the country’s historical struggle to end apartheid, its ongoing economic insecurity, and the global system of patriarchy. And, to make matters worse, the men who commit gender-based violence, especially men of influence,...

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Summer 2016 Edition

Dads Don’t Babysit; It’s Called Parenting Men, Masculinities and Climate Change Transgender Rights Under Attack An Apology for Sixties Anti-War Sexism Black Men as Anti-Rape Activists Features Finally…A Bill of Rights for Rape Survivors By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo Shaheen’s Sexual Assault Survivors Act would offer states small grants to help them share information with victims about their rights when they first step into a hospital or police station. A Men’s Apology for Sexism in the Sixties Anti-War Movement By Tom Gardner Our email occurred as planning was under way for the first reunion of the antiwar movement. It would...

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Spring 2016 Edition

God’s Letter to Donald Trump Unbecoming a Man The Militarization of Men and Societies #checkyourboys Features HIV Treatment: Where Are the Men? By Dean Peacock Like the hundreds of thousands of men who die of AIDS each year in Africa, Reuben, and Sonwabo’s lives and early deaths remind us of the urgent need to address an enduring blind spot in our collective response to HIV and AIDS—our failure to adequately reach men with gender equality education and life saving HIV services, especially testing and treatment. Can a Good Man Rape? (Spoiler Alert: Yes) By Allan G. Johnson A recent...

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Summer 2015 Edition

Features Can Men Be Feminists? And Other Questions Men Ask By Jamie Utt abd Jenika McCrayer The website “Everyday Feminism” (everydayfeminism.com) explores the nuances of patriarchal oppression. Sometimes, though, they step back from the complexities of feminist thought to help readers better access, understand, and hopefully embrace feminism… Including Boys in Campus Sexual Assault Prevention By Karen Galbraith It would be easy for me to say that the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month back in April—Preventing Campus Sexual Assault—had nothing to do with me. For one thing, it’s been 20 years since I was a college student, and...

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Spring 2015 Edition

Features Indian Men Redefining Masculinity Ruhi Kandhari In a break from tradition in the discourse about violence against women, a group of Indian men is offering an alternative view of Indian masculinity.The Men’s Action for Stopping Violence Against Women (MASVAW) includes social workers, students, academics and journalists who organize meetings, hold rallies, and use street media to spread the word about new ideas about men and masculinity… Born, Bought, and Brutalized: A Kenyan Tale By Wanjala Wafula The emaciated, malnourished, and openly scared women gently whisper to each other as if they are frightened of being heard. Before them...

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Fall 2014 Edition

A Worldview Is Hard to Crack Allan G. Johnson By their nature, worldviews are difficult to change, writes Allan Johnson, author of The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, a new edition of which came out this fall. “We tend not to be aware they even exist or how complex they are. Expose one part to scrutiny and doubt and you cannot help but bring others into question, from who you think you are to childhood heroes to feeling safe to national identity and pride.   A Celebration of Black and Latino Males Essays by Hector Toledo, Raekwon Wheeler,...

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Summer 2014 Edition

Men Care In South Africa Matthew Shepard’s October Mourning Mastering Fatherhood * Love, Fury, Fathers and Sons College Guys and Healthy Relationships FEATURES Fifteen Years After Columbine: We’re Still Asking the Wrong Questions An Interview with Jackson Katz by Jeremy Earp On April 20, 1999, high school seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into the cafeteria and library at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, began shooting, and killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher—and wounded dozens of others—before taking their own lives. Toxic Masculinity Unmasked: The Santa Barbara Tragedy Kevin Powell What exactly is a man?...

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Winter 2014 Edition

Why Men Rape What Do Angry White Men Want? Raising Healthy Boys After Newton Twenty Tools to Further a Feminist Revolution FEATURES Joystick Warriors: Can Violent Gamers Find Peace? Jackson Katz Since the release of the blockbuster war-themed video game Call of Duty: Ghosts, the news media has been abuzz with reports of its aweinspiring realism and predictions about its reaching the dizzying sales heights of Grand Theft Auto V. (It couldn’t.) There has been nowhere near as much attention paid to growing concerns about the astonishing levels of interactive violence found in wildly popular shooter games like these,...

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Fall 2013 Edition

  Feminism is Good for Men Unclenching Our Fists Porn and the Left Mascupathy: A New Way to Understand Men FEATURES  Sting: To Be A Man, Treat Women Well Musician-activist Sting believes in gender equality. Interviewed about the meaning of manhood at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest June 8 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, he said the following…   Interview by John Stoltenberg From Saving Private Manning to Private Manning Saving Us “Who is the real Private Manning? Does anyone know? Can anyone know?” Those were central questions in John Stoltenberg’s review of playwright Claire Lebowitz’s documentary theater...

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Summer 2013 Edition

The End Days of Wayne LaPierre The White Maleness of Mass Shootings Invasive Procedures: Chasing High Tech Babies FEATURES  E. Ethelbert Miller, Shira Tarrant, and Stephen McArthur Is There a Future for “Man Up?” From time to time Voice Male has asked contributing editors, national advisory board members, and other colleagues to submit short essays. In Fall 2012, a number responded to the question “What Is Healthy Masculinity?” In the three pieces that follow, two advisory board members and a longtime contributor weigh in on the question “What comes up for you when you hear the phrase ‘Man up’?”...

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Winter 2013 Edition

The Winter 2013 edition includes a special 16 page section that argues it’s masculinity, more than guns, videos, or mental illness that should be at the center of the national conversation about violence. Fatal Distraction Suicide by Mass Murder Beyond Men’s Killing Fields Letter to Adam Lanza A FAREWELL TO ARMS: A SPECIAL SECTION ON MEN AND VIOLENCE AFTER SANDY HOOK  Allan Johnson Fatal Distraction: Manhood, Guns, and Violence As I write this, it’s been only a few weeks since the mass murder of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, less than 50 miles from my home. I have...

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Summer 2012 Edition

Dancing to Uncover a “New Maskulinity” What Do Women Have to Do with Men’s Healing? The Arc of Gay History Bends Toward Justice Staying Alive as a Stay-at-Home Father When a Beloved Teacher Is Also a...

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Spring 2012 Edition

Breaking the Silence on Sex Abuse Manhood After Penn State White Ribbon’s Culture of Peace Living and Loving with E.D. What Kind of Man Am I? Still Afraid of Feminism?   Features White Ribbon Campaign: Men and Boys Creating a Culture of Nonviolence Rob Okun I Wish I Had Done More Joe Ehrmann Breaking the Silence on Sex Abuse Interview with Randy Ellison Redefining Manhood After Penn State Rob Okun Speaking Out about Staying Silent Donna Jenson What Kind of Man Am I? Jason Sperber Women Supporting Men Supporting Men Frederick Marx Sexual Assault: It’s War Randy Ellison Columns...

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Fall 2011 Edition

MenCare’s New Fatherhood Campaign Anita Hill Told the Truth Masculinity in Our Own Terms My Father’s Breast Cancer SlutWalks Fight Against Rape Obama and the Mythology of Black Men...

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Summer 2011 Edition

Cracking the Bro Code What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Manhood After the Norway Massacre The Silence of Men Walking & Riding to End Rape Slut Walks: Advancing Women’s Rights?...

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Spring 2011 Edition

Why Women’s Rights Matter to Men Nuclear Manhood, King of the Wild Suburb A Son Defends His Lesbian Mom Speaking Out Against the Media’s Sexist Rape Coverage...

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Winter 2011 Edition

It’s Not Just a Game: Power, Politics and American Sports John Lennon’s Feminism Searching for My Father in Me Woman Can Say No…and Yes Real Men Take Paternity Leave...

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Fall 2010 Edition

Can Boys Come of Age in Today’s World When Men’s Hearts Crack Open Mel Gibson’s Teachable Moment Gay Hate in Uganda Jump-starting the Gender Revolution...

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Spring 2010 Edition

Featuring excerpts from new books on fathering by Donald N.S. Unger and John Badalament and articles by Lillian Hsu, Jackson Katz, Michael Kaufman, Michael Kimmel, Imani Perry and many others…...

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