Robert Jensen reviews Peggy Orenstein’s new book, “Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity.”
It’s not about ‘toxic masculinity’ or ‘healthy masculinity,’ it’s about masculinity under patriarchy
Positive traits and behaviour are accessible to and should be embraced by everyone, whether male or female. “Healthy masculinity” is really just healthy humanity.
Without drastic change to policy and legislation, girls in the UK will continue to suffer exploitation and sexual abuse through “forced marriage.”
For radical feminists, gender is understood as not merely a subjective internal sense of self; patriarchal gender norms are a product of culture, imposed on people and limiting everyone’s humanity.
We often point to nature in order to defend our own behaviour and patterns in human society. People will defend everything from violence, to rape, to male dominance by pointing to animal…
Meghan Murphy speaks with Daisy Kler, a member of the Vancouver Rape Relief collective, about the challenges faced by women in Canada due to race and class oppression, and the ways the left often fails to take misogyny seriously.
In two new books, Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore question the ideologies and practices that promote medical/technological “solutions” to gender, and Renate Klein analyzes the surrogacy industry as a form of exploitation of women and trafficking in babies.
Radical feminism challenges us to be better than our patriarchal culture asks of us — to reject patriarchy’s glorification of control, conquest, and aggression.
In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Daisy Kler, a longtime anti-male violence activist in Vancouver, about the reality of racism and male violence in Canada.
We have to let go of a comforting illusion — that there is some bright line between men who rape and men who don’t rape, between the bad guys and the good guys.
“We can’t do this as individuals — we have to do this as sisters.”
Jennie Hodgers was not a man, she was a brave woman, fighting to escape restrictive gender roles.
It’s Ancient Greece all over again.
In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Mary Lou Singleton, a midwife, nurse practitioner, and reproductive sovereignty activist about everything from self-abortion to midwifery to where the reproductive rights movement went wrong.
Continuing a longstanding tradition, Jacobin attempts to skewer radical feminism, but misses the point entirely.