It’s time to rethink how we talk about abortion. Gabrielle Blair, a Mormon woman and mother of six, argues that the onus of preventing unwanted pregnancies should fall to those who cause them: men.
With the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade severely curtailing women’s reproductive rights, it might seem an odd moment to report good news about male birth control. Nevertheless, researchers recently announced that male birth control trials with mice were wildly successful—99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.
Depending on the result of human trials, the drug could soon be the first effective form of birth control for those with testes apart from condoms or vasectomies. Why has it taken so long?
When boys and men can see the necessary roles they play in standing up for equality, they will be engaged contributors in creating a world where all people are free to pursue their full potential.
Indeed, when we ask young boys about their definition of what it means to be a man, the responses are nearly always positive—caring, respectful, stands up for others. This tells us that our work to engage boys in society’s collective goal of healthy manhood is in large part about helping boys be the authentic, connected humans they want to be.
The movement for reproductive rights has long been led by a multiracial, multiethnic collective of women. The vast majority of passionate activists are women.
But men have a vital role to play as well.
Wherever they’re being held—in Washington, D.C., or Anchorage, Alaska—let’s encourage men to march for gender equity, and to transform manhood.
I come to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a mix of reverence for victims and survivors, celebration of the progress we have made and resolve for the work that remains ahead. This October, like all those before, I want to be intentional about how we demonstrate our allyship.
Father’s Day is a perfect time for men to wake up, stand up and speak out on behalf of women’s reproductive health and rights.
On February 23, a new vision for classical music will resound in Los Angeles when the American Youth Symphony celebrates their 2018/19 season, which they’ve dubbed “The Year of the Woman.” AYS Music Director and legendary performer, conductor and instrumentalist Carlos Izcaray talked to Ms. about how he’ll continue steering its powerful vision for progress after the season ends.
I’m a feminist raising boys in Trump and Kavanaugh’s America—and I’m scared for my sons, too.
Ms. talked to educator, author and feminist advocate Dr. Jackson Katz about sexism in U.S. politics, what it will take to unpack the bigotry of our institutions and how we can best push back against the toxic masculinity of the Trump administration.