Tag Archives: Masculinity

Rick Ross, Don Draper, and the fantasy world of masculinity

Tweet Ed. note: This is a guest post from Mychal Denzel Smith. He is a writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate whose work on politics, social justice, mental health, and black male identity has appeared in outlets such as The Nation, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Gawker, Salon, The Root, and more. I’ve been thinking a lot [...]
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Steubenville teens are found guilty but rape culture remains alive and well

Tweet*Trigger warning* Yesterday, the verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case. The defendants, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, were found guilty. Mays will serve at least two years in the state juvenile system; Richmond was sentenced to at least one year. And the attorney general may also bring charges against others who turned a blind eye [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: White working class masculinities

TweetJoseph Osmundson, a scientist and activist based in New York City, has penned an important and deeply personal piece for the Feminist Wire discussing the ways in which “working-class white men live their masculinities”. After sharing a story about trying out for the middle school basketball team in 7th grade and then crying when he saw [...]
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One million men, one million promises to help end gender-based violence

TweetOur own Zerlina is still getting rape threats from conservatives who apparently think suggesting men can end sexual violence is the very height of stupidity. Meanwhile–over in the reality-based community–a global movement of men doing just that is growing. Launched today by Breakthrough, in partnership with UN Women and grassroots groups from South Africa to Malaysia, [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Break The Gender Box

Tweet I love this ad from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault urging everyone to break down of the limiting boxes of gender stereotypes. Their “Break The Box” campaign is aimed at ending sexual violence, but, more generally, this is about ensuring that everyone is able to be a free and fully-realized human being. Tweet
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