Standing in a sunny courtyard of the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, I am surrounded by a sea of delegates streaming into day one of the global symposium, Men and Boys for Gender Justice.
From the White House to the 50-yard line, from Kolkata to Cape Town, the call for men to change, to be allies with women in the work of ending gender-based violence and redefining manhood, is growing louder.
We’ve got to put our shoulders to the wheel of change if we’re going to stop domestic and sexual violence.
Amid weeks of horror and unconscionable suffering in the Gaza Strip there is a truth hiding in plain sight.
At Father’s Day this year, it was hard not to think about the fathers whose children were murdered in mass killings.
For more than 30 years, Voice Male, a newsletter that evolved into a magazine, has published personal essays and articles about domestic violence, sexism, sexual abuse, masculinity, and fathering.
I’ve long believed that those of us committed to social change—whether achieving gender justice, restoring a threatened democracy, or healing an endangered planet—have greatest success when we accentuate the positive.
“What if?...” All of us have uttered those two words at one time or another as we contemplated what might have been.
The current debate about the usefulness of the word centers around concerns that feminism has been poorly “branded,” including having been irreparably smeared by conservative commentators.
In a world where too many men stay silent in the face of discrimination against women—from sexual harassment to domestic and sexual violence—the public statement of a chorus of young Massachusetts male athletes not long before Father’s Day offers a sliver of new hope.