Because monsters can't be allowed to speak on our behalf. This week we see people at the highest levels of government preaching that boy's will be boys. They aren't discussing scrapes, bruises or busted windows. They are talking about sexual assault. It doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford It doesn't matter if you think … Continue reading Why We Must Speak
It IS responsible for a great many other awful things, but when a young, angry, white kid gets a gun and decides to end lives, it’s not due to age old standards of masculinity. Mass shootings have arisen in recent decades not as the death knell of old paradigms of manhood but as a … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity isn’t Responsible for Mass Shootings.
Boys raise their hands more. They dominate discussions. They are continually the largest voices in academia. Most have heard these statistics for years. There's truth to them. Most of it has its roots in a string of studies published in the early 90's which explored the plight of American girls in the education system. These … Continue reading We’ve Been Failing Our Sons
It's hard to be a male feminist. Especially on the internet. Are you sexist? Are you a "closet" sexist? Perhaps a "benevolent sexist"? I'm not saying these people don't exist. Although the categories do tend to run together. There are innumerable men with the perverse "nice guy" mentality. I can't count how many men have … Continue reading Why you Should Hold Doors in the Age of Feminism
Being a tough guy is all well and good. Being a tough guy that goes ape because someone looked at them sideways...not so much. Men have always had a sort of mismatch between differing ideas of masculinity. They are supposed to be strong and sturdy and bare great life stresses with a grunt. They are … Continue reading The 3 Indispensable Tools for Building Resilience