The Family Research Council wants you to be manly. So the Values Voter Summit, the annual confab of ultra-conservative political and religious leaders, tried to be hip with a fundamentalist-inspired reenactment of “Mad Men.”
At the Men Can Stop Rape conference in DC, a 40% male participant group brainstormed on evolving masculinity, gender relations, re-examining marital rape, and innovations coming from the federal government.
Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)
Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized educator on violence prevention among men and boys, asks why rape is a “women’s issue” when over 99 percent of rapes are perpetrated by men.
Feel like you’re not the man you thought you could be? Your local megachurch has a solution: every woman deprived of her reproductive rights, every gay person deprived of the right to marry suddenly makes you look manly by comparison.
Talking about men’s sexual health needs means being open about masculinity.