Quick Hit: Looking at the Met Art Collection Through the Fatherhood Lens

Fatherhood!

Who knew there was such a thing as a “fatherhood lens?”

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A Little Humor: Forehead Tittaes


Quick Hits: Men and Masculinity in the News

Mychal Denzel Smith at the Root addresses the use of a homophobic slur by Kobe Bryant, and how homophobia needs to be addressed through re-examination of what it means to be a man.

On TomDispatch.com, Rebecca Solnit discusses the notion of male arrogance in her essay Men Explain Things To Me.

A look into the Conference on Male Studies comes across the Daily Transom at the NY Observer.

Newsweek asks whether or not manhood can survive the lost decade of the “Great Humbling” for “Beached White Males.” Somehow I think they’ll find a way.


In the News: US Military and Sexual Assault (And How To Talk About It)

Pema Levy at the American Prospect pulls some interesting points from the latest Newsweek piece by Jesse Ellison regarding male-on-male sexual assault in the military. She contends that women’s rights regarding sexual assault have led to more rights for men, and that the incidence of this type of violence calls for a new language to discuss it as the “she was asking for it” rhetoric defaulted to no longer stands.


Keepin’ It Fair: The Chick Code

The Official Chick Code, which begins with

1) Chicks before dicks. The bond between two women is stronger than the bond between a man and a woman because, on average, women are more willing and able to commit than men. Unfortunate for our love lives, but true.

is a clear response to the Bro Code, but has 50 more articles. Ah, women. They never rest.

 

Stay tuned for the Man Code (the older, more mature version of the Bro Code). Comin’ right up!


Teaching Boys Feminism

Required reading for all people.
Ileana Jiménez at Feminist Teacher has an excellent account of teaching high school boys about feminism. She offers great insight into the transformation possible when boys are given the forum to discuss the same issues women discuss about feminism all of the time. Well worth the read.


Tony Porter’s Call to Men

Tony Porter discusses the indoctrination of men and boys to “act like a man” leading to possible abuse and mistreatment of women and each other. By breaking out of the “man box”, he believes men are able to have more beneficial relationships with the opposite sex and one another.