Friday, May 10, 2013

The Perils of Masculinity

From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, here is a collection of links on the state of masculinity in America. There are three links to articles exposing the fraud of the men's rights movement (which is not to claim, or at least I don't, that ALL men's rights activists are a poor reflection on men in general - some are good guys and their issues are important). As a movement, this small but vocal minority is giving masculinity a bad name.

The perils of masculinity

MAY 8 2013

  • Dean Laplonge and Kath Albury (UNSW): Doing Safer Masculinities: Addressing at-Risk Gendered Behaviours on Mine Sites. 
  • Susan M. Landt (St. Norbert): Books for Boys: Multicultural Literature with Strong Male Characters. 
  • From Crisis, Donald DeMarco on barriers to teaching boys how to become men. 
  • What being a handyman has taught Andy Hinds about male insecurity: Some guys feel really bad about the fact that they don't know how to hang crown molding. 
  • The perils of masculinity and the truth about sex: Jonathan M. Metzl reviews Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex by Abraham Morgentaler. 
  • From Vice, Allegra Ringo on why men’s rights activists are celebrating the Brian Banks case for the wrong reason; and Brad Casey went to a men’s rights lecture in Toronto — and discovered that they’re a bunch of losers. 
  • Men's rights activists bombard feminist with death threats — and it's the wrong woman.

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