Even though I am only flying over the outback on the brief flight from Alice Springs to Uluru, forbidding is the word that springs to mind. The soil and rocks are orange and rusty-red although there is a surprising amount of a pale greyish green where stubborn desert plants and wispy trees are growing. River [...]Continue reading →
As uncomfortable as it can be, it is critical that men hear from women about their experiences of misogyny, the hatred of women.
Doing so quickly raises a range of challenging questions: Perhaps the most interesting is not why certain, individual men hate women but whether misogyny is actually central to a male-dominated society? [...]Continue reading →
The conviction of two young men for rape of an unconscious 16 year-old women in Steubenville, Ohio should lead us to much-needed discussion about attitudes towards sexual assault and the type of education and social changes we need to end it.
Unfortunately, much of the mainstream media coverage of the verdict was atrocious: sympathy was [...]Continue reading →
It’s another day for most women in the world: breakfast is cooked, diapers are changed, fields are tended, computers switched on, patients treated, students taught, and houses cleaned.
In the distance, groups of men thump the drums of war. They talk of the cleansing power of explosives stuffed into a car. They anonymously rain missiles [...]Continue reading →
Thousands of ambassadors, cabinet ministers, government officials and members of non-governmental organizations gather for the next two weeks at the United Nations for the annual meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women. The focus this year is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
I’m honoured [...]Continue reading →
The New York Times asked several feminists to share their thoughts on the future of feminism on the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s landmark book, The Feminine Mystique. They also asked Michael Kimmel and me to add our own thoughts. The collection of short articles was published on February 18 [...]Continue reading →
My 2012 Valentine’s post — running again by request….
Valentine’s Day comes sugar-coated with images of flowers and chocolates, romance and love.
Okay, it’s true: I’m a sucker for romance. Falling in love is a moment of such intensity that you simultaneously feel connected with every atom on the planet and yet are oblivious [...]Continue reading →
I was relieved that Romney and the Republicans lost, although not particularly excited about the policies or priorities of Obama and the Democrats.
1. Clearly state that climate change is the planet’s [...]Continue reading →
Along with twelve other men I greatly admire, I was invited to contribute a small article to the Fall 2012 edition of Voice Male Magazine. (I encourage you to visit http://voicemalemagazine.org/ where you can download each issue — or, even better, please support this important voice for male-positive, [...]Continue reading →
Saudi Arabia plans to build four women-only industrial cities. Women in Saudi Arabia, as everywhere else, increasingly demand greater financial independence, political, religious, and social equality, and unimpeded entrance to a full range of jobs.
But what’s one to do in a country where [...]Continue reading →
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