Category: Editor’s Blog

#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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Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign

Again. Worse than ever. A horrifying mass murder by a lone killer. This time in Las Vegas.
Republicans call for improved mental health screenings. Democrats revive demands for tighter gun control. Sure, fine; have at it.
Meanwhile a clue stares us right in the face, a key to preventing this madness and mayhem: The race and gender of the shooter. White and male. Again. Continue Reading Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign

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Why is the Orlando Murderer’s Gender Not Central to the Story?

Until or unless we make the murderer’s gender a central part of not just this story, but of the larger effort to prevent mass shootings (that have traditionally solely focused on gun control and mental health), we won’t succeed in preventing such horrors in the future. We have talked about nearly all those other factors: access to guns, his mental health, his homophobic views. What about the manhood part? Continue Reading Why is the Orlando Murderer’s Gender Not Central to the Story?

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Raising Healthy Boys—and Helping At Risk Men—After Newtown

Is the U.S. population so psychically numb that news of another “school shooting” barely registers? The day before the first anniversary of the gut-wrenching Newtown massacre, an 18 year-old male shot another student and then killed himself as a sheriff’s deputy closed in on him, foiling his plans to use a backpack full of weapons and ammunition on students and staff at a Colorado high school. Continue Reading Raising Healthy Boys—and Helping At Risk Men—After Newtown

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