No Sex Until No Violence
Gender activists in Jamaica are hoping that the call for a more than a monthlong withdrawal of sexual privileges in romantic relationships will raise awareness about violence against women and enlist male muscle in the fight for respect.
For my father to dream it was the chance to slip past the labels and gravity of opinions that people had of him.
Votes for Women
Three years before women won the right to vote, civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois wrote this essay.
DUDES Club: “Leave Your Armor at the Door”
Every two weeks, a group of 50 or 60 men cram into a makeshift bingo hall in Vancouver’s poorest neighborhood, Downtown Eastside.
Young Men, Pornography, and Sexual Socialization
Pornography is a powerful sexual socializer. There is robust evidence of pornography’s impacts, across seven domains, among young people and adults. Some are relatively innocuous; others are deeply troubling.
One Woman’s Journey to Dismantle Patriarchy
I long to free myself from the clutches of patriarchy as I bare my soul and stand tall to tell my story. Through storytelling, I hope to teach my son to extricate himself from the jaws of rigid, traditional masculinity that threatens to undermine his happiness.
The Penis Monologues: Patriarchy on Stage in China
The Penis Monologues is a remarkably candid examination of sex and relationships in a deeply patriarchal country.
My Journey as a Trans Man
Being a transgender male from childhood I always desired to be a man.
Rugby Opening Men’s Hearts in New Zealand
As a longtime advocate of healthy masculinity, not to mention a passionate rugby fan for decades, gender equality researcher-advocate Garth Barker was intrigued to learn about New Zealand Rugby’s video series Being Men.
Why Feminist Philanthropy Helps Everyone
Addressing the societal, political, and economic structures that disadvantage half our population is a moral imperative. The solution—upholding women’s rights—has enormous benefits for everyone.
The Crisis Facing White Working-Class Men
The present masculinity crisis concerns not only sexual and physical violence but also the economic stagnation of white working-class men resulting from the confluence of large-scale economic, political, and social changes.
How to Raise a Boy
If we muster the courage, we can open ourselves to boys’ actual experience and work to build a boyhood that permits them to be who they are.
Rugby, Abortion, and Why I Got Off the Sidelines
I had to examine uncomfortable truths: my sense of entitlement to women’s bodies and the specific controlling behaviors I had used—jealousy, sulking, pressure tactics—to get sex.
France and Canada’s Different Responses to Sexual Violence
What’s working and what’s not in tackling sexual violence and why France and Canada differ in their approach.
From the Editor
Will White Working-Class Men Be the Voting Bloc That Helps to Defeat Trump?
We can simultaneously demand more of these men and empathize with their economic plight—including the emotional toll it’s taken on those no longer able to adequately provide for their families.
Outliving My Father
Interrupted by War