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Raising Boys to Love and Care, Not Kill

Foreground: candlelit flower memorial for Santa Fe high school. Students silhouetted in background.

Heart contracts; numbness and tears collide. Ten dead, 13 wounded; this time in Santa Fe, Texas. If we're ever to end the blood baths, we have to put gender at the center of the national conversation about mass murders. Here’s a news flash for the media: The location of the killings is only one way … Continue reading Raising Boys to Love and Care, Not Kill

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Students: Time is Ripe to Add Gender to Gun Debate

Close-up of threee students in a crod, holding up protest signs and chanting.

It’s time to listen to the students. Across the country, teenagers have walked out of classes, stood in holy silence, and delivered stirring speeches calling out their elders for failing to prevent their schools from becoming shooting ranges for raging men. On Saturday they’ll protest in Washington with adult allies among the throngs in the … Continue reading Students: Time is Ripe to Add Gender to Gun Debate

#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. That’s essential. Almost entirely absent from the global conversation is … Continue reading #MeToo: “Where Are the Men?” Hiding in Plain Sight for 40 Years