The old bumper sticker, “Keep Your Laws Off of My Body” isn’t old and isn’t a bumper sticker…
There is No War on Men (but There Are Peace Talks)
Among the complex range of experiences that make up manhood—and the continuum of masculinities—some men are not only uncovering the source of their own pain, but also getting in touch with their accompanying, heart-wrenching feelings.
Activists Looking Beyond Midterm Elections
Since Donald Trump’s selection as president two years ago, a growing movement of citizens has been fighting back at what it sees as a dangerous march toward fascism US style.
Raising Boys to Love and Care, Not Kill
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
Students: Time is Ripe to Add Gender to Gun Debate
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
Mass Shooters and Men’s Will to Change
Enough is enough! Not another obfuscating word from you know who that “it’s not time to talk about gun control.”
Men and Sexual Assault in the Age of Trump
Forget Harvey Weinstein. And Bill Cosby, and Bill O’Reilly, and Roger Ailes. But do remember the women. Remember all the women, famous and unknown, who have survived everything from catcalls to rape for as far back as well, forever.
Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign
Again. Worse than ever. A horrifying mass murder by a lone killer. This time in Las Vegas.
The Poison of White Supremacist Masculinity
Like our slaveholding first president—not our current one—I cannot tell a lie: we must chop down the poisonous tree of white supremacist masculinity.