Category Archives: Men and masculinity

The International Conference on Masculinities, March 5-8

If you care about men’s issue and gender equality, and you’re the conference-going type, this is one you should check out. A collaborative effort between the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (headed by Michael Kimmel), the American … Continue reading

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“You’re a Man. Why Are You Teaching Women’s Studies?”

For me, the most difficult part of refusing to be silent about the fact that I am a survivor of childhood sexual violence has been figuring out when and under what circumstances to reveal it to my students at the … Continue reading

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Red Pills and Ants

Recent events at a blog that rhymes with Shmetal-Moptimized reminded me of the existence of sociobiology and of people who imagine that human beings – and ants and bonobos and every other species — are driven primarily by biological imperatives, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being a Man Who Survived Childhood Sexual Violence

As I said in the blog post I wrote about the artist’s grant I received this year from the Queens Council on the Arts, I plan to use the blogging I do, as well as my newsletter (click to sign … Continue reading

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Here’s to a New Beginning and a Renewed Purpose

As I have hinted at in some of the posts I’ve written over the past couple of years, my professional life has been difficult, not because of anything having to do with my job per se, but because the college … Continue reading

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Daddy posts cute parenting photo. Racist comments ensue. WTF?

This is a cute photo. It’s a photo of Doyin, the blogger at Daddy Doin’ Work. If it had come up on my facebook feed, I would have said “oh, cute!” and that would be that. But when Doyin posted … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Boy Suspended For Carrying Purse At School

From a Fox News site, credited to CNNwire, but also credited to KCTV: Boy, 13, Suspended Over Vera Bradley Purse Garnett, KS (KCTV) — A 13-year-old Kansas eighth-grader says he was suspended from school on Wednesday because he refused to … Continue reading

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“For My Son, A Kind of Prayer” is in Voice Male Magazine

This publication makes me very happy. If you don’t know about Voice Male, you should. My poem is on page 28 of the current issue:

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Rereading the Book Proposal for “Evolving Manhood”

So I am gearing up to write a book proposal for work that is connected to my Persian translations (about which more in subsequent posts). I’m using as my reference the same book that I used when I wrote the … Continue reading

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Reading the News While Trans

So, this happened: [Islan] Nettles was out with several other transgender women at 11 p.m. Friday when she ran across a group of men near West 148th Street and Eighth Avenue — directly across from the housing bureau’s Police Service … Continue reading

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