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What #MeToo Asks of Men


Remembering a Warrior-Sage of the Viet Cong
Edward Tick
A clinical psychotherapist who has been healing war veterans for more than 40 years, Tick is author of War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

A Father’s Surprising Response to His Daughter’s Rape
Charlie Norris
In the days that have followed that random meeting, I have thought a lot about the long journey that began with that terrible phone call so many years ago—a call that had filled me with anger and doubt, and with an overwhelming fear that Nicole’s life (and our lives) would forever be derailed.

“Man Out” Men on the Sidelines of American Life
Andrew L. Yarrow
During the last few years, we have been hearing about “failing’ or ‘missing’ American men.

Will Toxic Masculinity Lead to Men’s Liberation?
Michael Flood
The term “toxic masculinity” is likely to be part of popular and media discussions of men and gender for a while to come. To that end, let’s make sure that it is used in ways that advance understanding and contribute to progress toward gender justice.

Sons, Daughters and Campus Sexual Misconduct
Greg Loughlin
Our daughters and sons deserve a fair, consistent, and transparent process to address campus sexual misconduct, one that doesn’t revictimize them after they make the agonizing decision to come forward for help.

Accountability: The Foundation of Gender Justice for Men
An Interview with Chuck Derry

Tom Hornbrook
Following publication of an “accountability toolkit” by the global MenEngage Alliance (MEA), their communications coordinator Tom Hornbrook interviewed profeminist activist Chuck Derry about the meaning of accountability today.

Fraternities and the Doomed Culture of Manhood
Michael Kaufman
Given the problems that keep breaking out like a nasty rash that just won’t go away, I’ve been asked, shouldn’t we just ban the damn things and move on?

Men Telling Their Own Stories
An Interview with Jocelyn Lehrer, founder of the Men’s Story Project

David Michael Newstead
Jocelyn (Josie) Lehrer may have been ahead of her time when she watched the first performance of her brainchild, the Men’s Story Project (MSP), in Berkeley, California, in 2008. Ten years later, the project is positioned to fill an important role as society begins to seriously confront destructive expressions of masculinity as well as the challenges, struggles and joys of being a man today.

Making Gender Inequality and Patriarchy History
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Michael Kaufman
When the G7 met in June, we had the opportunity to meet the seven leaders for breakfast and make a strong case for concrete commitments and accelerated action to achieve gender equality within a generation.

Resources for Changing Men

#MeToo One Year Later

#MeToo One Year Later
Michael Flood, Urvashi Gandhi, Elizabeth Dartnal, Festus Kisa and Alan Greig
-#MeToo and Men: Hope and Caution
-Time’s Up, Men
-#MeToo and Raising Boys
-Waking Up to the Reality of Women’s Harassment
-What Complicity Feels Like

What #MeToo Asks of Men
Garth Baker
What does the #MeToo movement ask of men, and how can men effectively respond?

Louisville Models Engaging Men in #MeToo Movement
Rus Ervin Funk
Since the fall of 2017, we have heard women sharing stories about sexual harassment and violence in what has come to be known as the #MeToo movement. Since the movement began, most men have been silent, with periodic affirming comments and displays of support.


From the Editor
#MeToo Means Asking the Hard Questions
It’s clear that profeminist men—indeed, all men—must not stay silent in the wake of #MeToo. But where should our voices be heard? What should we say? And, even if we know, are we ready to speak?


Men @ Work

Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life
Reviewed by Felice Picano

Men: Recognize Your Privilege, Not Just Your Vulnerability
Abhijit Das
If we only approach men and boys from the perspective of their vulnerability, we may exacerbate their blind spot, shielding them from developing an understanding of the privileges patriarchy affords them.