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The Tragic Tale of Boys’ Closeness
By Jonathon Reed
Boys are capable of—and committed to—resisting masculine norms that are harmful to their well-being.

Looking Back: A Short History of the Antisexist, Profeminist Men’s Movement
By Rob Okun
“Feminism is going to make it possible for the first time for men to be free.” —Floyd Dell, 1914

The Bonobo Sisterhood Revolution (Male Allies Welcome!)
By Diane L. Rosenfeld
Bonobos are living proof that patriarchy is not inevitable.

Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families
By Peggy Gillespie
Interviews by Peggy Gillespie

What We Know and Don’t Know About Boys and School Shootings
By Jonathon Reed
Both responses demonstrate the limited options available within public discourse to respond to this kind of senseless violence.

Can We Loosen Patriarchy’s Grip?
By Dan Nightingale, Nikki van der Gaag, and Amir Massoumian
What might masculinity look like if it were not linked to patriarchy, but rather grounded in feminist principles of gender justice?


From the Editor
Passing the Torch
That family feeling—the camaraderie we felt as we worked in our comfortable old house-turned-into-an-office in a small downtown—is why I am so pleased that Voice Male will soon be published by another family, the warmhearted staff at Next Gen Men.

Receiving the Torch
Jason Tan de Bibiana, Jermal Alleyne Jones, and I started our organization in Canada in 2014 with a strong sense that we wanted to create a new narrative around what it means to “be a man” for the next generation.


Men @ Work

At Last, a Workbook on Masculinity for Teens
Chris Reigeluth
The Masculinity Workbook for Teens uses a series of prompts and easy-to-follow worksheets to engage readers.

Ani Tuzman
Some girls at A Lion’s Beach wear bikinis. You don’t, of course.

Unpacking Patriarchy
Andrea Cornwall
The collection of cases in Patriarchy in Practice offers a dynamic constellation of contexts and possibilities for closer inspection.