We have a lot to learn. Let’s learn together.
The next time we comment on men displaying their passion and vulnerability in the public sphere, I hope we can take a moment to think about the very real consequences of the judgements we pass.
Writing an anti-fraternity manifesto would likely have been an infinitely easier choice—but instead, Alexandra Robbins sought successfully to weave hope from chaos in “Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.”
In order to dismantle patriarchy, and still nurture the vital human force of masculinity, we have to understand our draw and repulsion to Daddy: the nurturer, the dominator, the destroyer, the lover. I had the tools to do that.
“We’ve woven patriarchy through every aspect of our existence. There’s not just one weed to pull up by the root.”
In one year’s time, the Trump administration went from acknowledging the struggles of intersex people to pretending they don’t exist.
He yelled. She calmly measured her words. He displayed raw anger. She acknowledged being terrified. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford played out their assigned gender roles to a “T” during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
Amy Shuler Goodwin just wanted to ride on a trash truck as part of her mayoral campaign. But the current Charleston mayor didn’t seem to think a female candidate could make it work.
Rigid gender stereotypes imposed on children during adolescence can foster lifelong risks of mental and physical health problems.
Imagine one toy aisle that encompassed all types of doll, irregardless of gender. No pink-and-fluffy vs. dark-and-angry divide. More variety, color and choice.