As a recent Mother Jones article about gun control shows, men with hang-ups about their own masculinity and women’s power are destroying rational political discourse on many issues, most obviously when it comes to reproductive rights.
Masculinity and femininity are social constructs. But in the church, the uncertainty that extends from such constructs has led to a boxed in vision of gender that helps no one.
This is boundary-breaking & inspiring. Listen to Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party spit some cold truth in his remarks at the International Womens’ Program program at LaPregunta Arts Cafe near Harlem on March 6, 2010.
In the Madhya Pradesh state of India, the administration is offering men guns in exchange for vasectomies. But in choosing to meet targets rather than educating communities, the administration is hardening stereotypes of manliness, placing communities in even more vulnerable positions.