Category: 2018 Spring

Antisexist Books and Films to Educate and Inspire

If one way men can respond to the #MeToo moment is by listening to women, a good place to start is by reading books by and about women across the ethnic/racial and sexual orientation spectrum. Similarly, men seeking greater insight into men’s role in the changing sociocultural landscape can acquaint themselves with the rich body of work that men and women have produced over the past generation that focuses on men and multiracial, multiethnic masculinities. Continue Reading Antisexist Books and Films to Educate and Inspire

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Doing the Work

What’s going on with men? That’s the question writer and women’s transformational coach Bethany Webster has been asking in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Noting that men and women alike are grappling with the sobering reality of rampant misogyny, she observes, “As a culture, we’re left to ask, why do so many men have the impulse to disrespect, hate or violate women? Where does that impulse really come from? And how do we stop it?” Continue Reading Doing the Work

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Mother Wound as Missing Link in Understanding Misogyny

What’s going on with men? That’s the question writer and women’s transformational coach Bethany Webster has been asking in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Noting that men and women alike are grappling with the sobering reality of rampant misogyny, she observes, “As a culture, we’re left to ask, why do so many men have the impulse to disrespect, hate or violate women? Where does that impulse really come from? And how do we stop it?” Continue Reading Mother Wound as Missing Link in Understanding Misogyny

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Swedish Men Join the Self-Reflection Movement

In Sweden, the #MeToo movement became a sensation on social media, with hundreds of men contacting the Swedish organization MÄN: Redefining Masculinity with important questions: “Could I have contributed to the suffering that the #MeToo movement has shed a light on? How can I contribute to being part of the solution?” Out of those questions has emerged a growing self-reflection movement within MÄN, the Swedish organization that’s been working to redefine masculinity for 25 years. Continue Reading Swedish Men Join the Self-Reflection Movement

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If We’re Against Toxic Masculinity, Guys, What Are We For?

The ravages of toxic masculinity are now on full display. So is an unprecedented level of fighting against it. We should be at the forefront of the fight back. There’s much work to do. I am the father of boys ages 11 and 7. This moment is pushing me to try and raise them into men who reject toxic masculinity. Not to mention motivation to overcome my own struggles with it. Continue Reading If We’re Against Toxic Masculinity, Guys, What Are We For?

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Dismantling Patriarchy in the Heart of India

A group of young men stare intently at the screen of a tablet computer balanced on a tripod jerry-rigged with a piece of wood. The men, aged 25 to 35, are all members of the Baiga tribe of Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India. In the past they have come together as budding activists to talk about getting legal rights to the forest they live in and depend on. Today they are talking about something significantly more challenging to their sense of self: patriarchy. Continue Reading Dismantling Patriarchy in the Heart of India

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Remembering a Life Guide — Allan Johnson 1946–2017

Noted sociologist and novelist Allan G. Johnson, an influential figure in the profeminist men’s movement and the broader progressive movements for social justice, died on December 24 at his home in Canton, Connecticut, surrounded by family and friends. He was 71.
Author both of nonfiction books and novels, his work coupled keen analysis with engaging, accessible writing in books addressing gender, race, and class. Best known among them are The Gender Knot, and Privilege, Power, and Difference. Continue Reading Remembering a Life Guide — Allan Johnson 1946–2017

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#MeToo: “Where Are the Men?” Hiding in Plain Sight for 40 Years

Where are the men? Since last fall, when Harvey Weinstein and his predator brothers were exposed for enacting poisonous masculinity, I’ve heard that question a lot. More and more women are speaking out—and, thankfully, being believed. Two simple words—“Me, too”—have sparked a movement that’s woken a lot of people up. Continue Reading #MeToo: “Where Are the Men?” Hiding in Plain Sight for 40 Years

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