When did masculinity become toxic? That was the first question asked by US Journalist Rekha Basu to my friend and colleague, Dr Jackson Katz at the Midwest Men’s Symposium held this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The event organised by the University of Northern Iowa’s Centre for Violence Prevention brought together a number of speakers,… Continue reading An uncomfortable truth – Toxic Masculinity.
To move forward in life, do we sometimes need to listen to the views of others. This may, at times, make us feel uncomfortable, but simply opposing the viewpoint of another can be unhelpful, and in my opinion can stifle progress towards a mutual and better understanding. In the field of violence prevention, I really… Continue reading Is there a need to meet in the middle sometimes?
Hey there. I just wanted to let you know that I won’t let you define my masculinity. In fact, I won’t let you define masculinity full stop. Why, you may ask would I pen this letter to you? It’s simple, you are a danger to girls and women, and you are doing great damage to… Continue reading Dear Mr ‘Pick up’ Artist
How would you respond to a friend disclosing a rape or sexual assault? How would you react? Sexual violence is something that we all need to be aware of. That’s a bold statement don’t you think? Why do we all need to be concerned about rape? Why should we need to be more socially aware… Continue reading How would you react?
Thirty years ago, a young man trying to do the best job he could was offered cash by another young man also trying to do the best job that he could. Both of these young men, stained by man’s inhumanity, were standing in a place of horror and amazement, a place of anger and compassion.… Continue reading ON A DECEMBER DAY