Posts Tagged Masculinity

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Photos of the Day: Swedish dads on parental leave with their kids

There is a mythical place where new parents get 480 days of paid leave for every child they have. And though it might feel like it to those of us here in the US, counting ourselves lucky if we get a single paid day off at all, this place is not, in fact, a fantastical utopia in a parallel universe.

There is a mythical place where new parents get 480 days of paid leave for every child they have. And though it might feel like it to those of us here in the US, counting 

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Remembering why redefining masculinity is important

Much of the work I’ve done here at Feministing has been an attempt to unpack the oppressive nature of our current constructs of masculinity. Sometimes this means discussing the ways in which defining masculinity around dominance, violence, coercion, and invulnerability limit the identities and expression of men who are beholden to this definition.

Much of the work I’ve done here at Feministing has been an attempt to unpack the oppressive nature of our current constructs of masculinity. Sometimes this means discussing ...

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Friendship and Masculinity

Nothing gets my feminist tits in a more tangled twirl than corny, normative relationship advice. Not only are the same puritan, normative tropes used over and over again, they’re employed to answer the same tired questions. And employ the same tired narratives about gender, friendships, and sexuality.

Nothing gets my feminist tits in a more tangled twirl than corny, normative relationship advice. Not only are the same puritan, normative tropes used over and over again, they’re employed to answer the same tired questions. And ...

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Just a tiny problem with that NFL domestic violence PSA

So, I don’t want to be the person that overly criticizes something that has potential to be net-positive to the world of social justice — but I think the new NFL domestic violence PSA, set to air during the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, represents a missed opportunity. 

So, I don’t want to be the person that overly criticizes something that has potential to be net-positive to the world of social justice — but I think the new NFL domestic violence PSA, set ...

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

When we talk about police shootings, we need to talk about gender

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many female cops shooting. Nor many women being shot. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many ...

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Photos: Black dads and their kids

As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in The Fatherhood Project here. And also read Feministing favorite Stacia L. Brown’s profile of four unmarried working-class Black dads in Baltimore City.

As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in 

When black women die from street harassment

Who cries when black women die?

I’m not asking that as some type of rhetorical, poetic question, meant to move you toward ferocious finger snaps. I want to know. Who cries when black women die?

Further, who cries when black women are killed?

Mary Spears was killed. The man who killed her did so because she refused to give him her phone number. She told him “I have a man I can’t talk to you,” and yet he persisted. Rather than respect her wishes to be left alone, he shot her.

Who cries when black women die from street harassment? 

Who cries when black women die?

I’m not asking that as some type of rhetorical, poetic question, meant to move you toward ferocious finger snaps. I want to know. Who cries when black women die?

Further, who cries ...

Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

Another professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police “I was wrong, and I know what has to happen.” And blah blah blah, blah blah blah.

Look. The details change, but the story remains the same: violence against women is an epidemic we refuse to take seriously. Sure, Oden is “taking responsibility” for what he did. Congratulations to him. But he still did it. He still punched a woman in the ...

Another professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the ...

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